University of Maine at Presque Isle
My story with the NSLS begins with an invitation I received in the mail, and an opportunity to join a professional national society. At first, I did not know what NSLS stood for and in what ways it could help me develop at a professional and an individual level. Our chapter was just starting, and I was one of its first inductees. This was the first National Honor society chapter on our campus, and it helped me develop and practice my leadership skills even further.
I went on from being a regular member to becoming the Vice President for my chapter. In that position I had the chance to get involved in many activities that would help benefit my community and others. I organized and took part in local blood drives hosted by our chapter and volunteered for many other organizations.
Being a member of my NSLS chapter, I also had the chance to meet new friends, as well as make professional and personal connections which has proven to be a great step towards building my career.
I encourage the development of NSLS chapters around the country and I motivate you to join a chapter because it will prove to be a great step forward for your life and your future professional career.