Welcome to my blog!
My name is Julia Nachman and I am so excited you are here! This page is for you to get some background on who I am and what it is that I am blogging about. I hope you enjoy!
Currently I am a junior at Central Michigan University studying integrated public relations and leadership. I am extremely interested in communications and being able to convey messages internally within and organization or company through different techniques of leadership, public speaking and virtual interaction.
Of the many things I am involved in on and off campus, I spend a majority of my time with the Leadership Institute here at CMU. Being a Leader Advancement Scholar 2016, I am a part of a cohort of about 45 students with absolutely poppin’ resumes, if you will. We were selected out of about 2,000 applicants during our senior year of high school to become a part of this program that has endless opportunities for your passions. Personally, I have been a Leadership Safari guide, a Spark Leadership facilitator and have been highly involved in Special Olympics Michigan thanks to this program. I have also had the opportunities to attend conference, chair special events, recruit new members to LAS and transition from Mentee to Mentor in the last 3 years. Being a part of LAS has completely shaped my college experience.
Here on campus I am a member of the Gamma Omicron chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha where I hold the position of Director of Public Relations. In this position I am able to utilize my public relations skills to conduct and produce social media advertisements, recruitment videos and manage our chapter’s online portfolio weekly. I am so extremely honored to be in this position where I am constantly learning and growing in my abilities to market our chapter for what we value and what we do.
I am also involved in the Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Society’s College Volunteer Facilitator Corps, where I am a camp councilor for high school student leaders each summer, and get to facilitate various conferences held across the state of Michigan throughout the school year. Being able to grow from camper to councilor through this organization has been one of the biggest steps for me as a leader and as a woman. Surrounding myself with those who better themselves to better others each day has pushed me to grow beyond belief and I am so thankful to be a part of this staff.
This past summer I was also able to study abroad at the Florence University of the Arts in Italy, which was an incredible experience for me. As someone who has always loved traveling, being able to adapt to different cultures and emerge myself in my international studies was something that I will never forget.
I hope that this gives you a bit of information on myself as a student and a human being, and that you stick around to read more about my experiences in my quick four years here at CMU.