January 22, 2012
To sum it up very briefly, the Levitt Leadership Institute program is a two-week long session (one was during winter break at Hamilton and the second week will be during Spring Break in DC) for students who are interested in gaining better leadership skills. Just go to the site. Hamilton explains it better than I do. Ha.
Overall, the experience I had was pretty interesting and beneficial. I really learned more about myself as a leader and how to handle myself in a group environment. We did A LOT of team building games and initiatives, such as cooking dinner together, that required us to work together, which was difficult at times. We also touched on how to communicate with others appropriately and effectively and how to handle diffucult conversations, all of which I found to be things you need to eventually become a good leader.
I also met a handful of people I had never met and/or did not know too well. Hamilton seems very small sometimes, but in reality there are still a bunch of people I've never talked to. I definitely walked away with some new friends and a better grasp of what it means to be a leader. I'm looking forward to week two in DC!
Major / Minor: English / Sociology
Activities: Gamma Xi, HEAT, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week committee, The Spectator features editor, Continental magazine, Her Campus president/editor-in-chief
Favorite Pastimes: Online shopping, watching Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, midnight breakfast at the diner, procrastination and naps (usually in the library)
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Elizabeth Seton High School