By Emmalyn Campbell
Student leadership positions are often encouraged at East Stroudsburg University, but balancing these roles with the everyday responsibilities of being a student may seem a daunting task for most.
However, there are students who welcome the challenge and apply the experiences they are gaining to many aspects of their lives.
Judaha Amoroso is a junior and a communication major with a concentration in public relations. She is also President of the Black Student Union, Vice-President of Student Senate, a Zeta Phi Beta Sorority member, a tour guide, and an Orientation Leader.
Her favorite part about the numerous leadership positions she holds is “interacting with new students and inspiring them to get involved within the university.”
Amoroso describes herself as “goofy sometimes, optimistic [and] outgoing.”
“When you get new members within your organization, [these traits] help you get them out their shell to do amazing things on this campus,” Amoroso said.
“Whether it’s with your organization or another.”
When asked how her leadership would prepare her in her future and career, Amoroso said that they have allowed her to “work in an environment with different people from different backgrounds” and have also taught her “when to be a leader and a follower.”
“Find what you love and do not be afraid to go for positions that might challenge you,” Amoroso said.
“Being a student leader should never be for the title but should be for the work and the changes you want to see within the organization.”
Chelsi Roberts-Williams is a junior, a double majoring in communication and philosophy.
She is the current President of Student Senate and an Orientation Leader. Roberts-Williams oversees, directs, and guides the Senate with their goals, events, and other operations on a daily basis.
“The Student Senate body and I are the voice for all students at ESU,” she said.
“I’ve learned a lot in my position, and it is a good feeling to share the knowledge with my peers.”
Roberts-Williams also acknowledged the importance of her leadership position to her future and career.
She said becoming president helped her organizational skills and professional development skills such as public speaking and writing.
“It will be one of the best decisions you make in your collegiate experience,” Roberts-Williams told students who are considering a leadership position.
“It may be challenging at times, but from what I have encountered here at ESU is that someone is always willing to help.”
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