Author - Nick Benjamin

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Rising Leader Program
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How to Set Yourself Up to be a Successful Senior
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Self-Defense Week and Being Proactive
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4 Secrets to Being an Effective Leader
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Super Orientation!
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4 Suggestions for a Great College Experience
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Rochester’s Communal Principles: Honesty
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Winter Break Reflections: The End of a Great Semester
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What Are You Thankful For?
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Presidential Debate

Rising Leader Program

This weekend, I was invited to present for the Rising Leader Program. The program, offered by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, takes in aspiring leaders in their first year and engages them in reflective, theoretical, and practical experiences. Through this curriculum, students gain practical skills that can be utilized as student leaders and beyond.[…]

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How to Set Yourself Up to be a Successful Senior

As my last semester at the University of Rochester begins and my senior year comes to an end, it is bittersweet. It is terrific and terrifying to be entering the professional world in less than a year. It is great that I'll be able to start the next chapter of my life shortly, but sad[…]

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Self-Defense Week and Being Proactive

Safety is always a concern. Whether you are living in a big city or a quiet small town, it is important to be safe and take proactive measures to ensure you remain safe. This week, my fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, has the opportunity to help others by providing a variety of self-defense related programming in[…]

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4 Secrets to Being an Effective Leader

When people think of leadership, a wide array of thoughts come to mind. Leadership is a very far-reaching term, and being a leader can mean just as many different things. There are leaders in fields of research, professional employment, college organizations, high school organizations, and a multitude of other roles. Despite these different kinds of[…]

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Super Orientation!

Faster than a speeding golf cart, able to leap from high school to college in a single bound, and with more programming than meets the eye—it's Orientation! We've been hard at work diligently planning, plotting, and programming to make this year's Orientation better than ever. Some might call it fantastic, even incredible, but we all[…]

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4 Suggestions for a Great College Experience

After every semester I, like many students, take the time to look back at the semester and see how it went. What went well, what failed, what could have gone better, and how my actions could have changed the way everything panned out. This year, I've already begun looking back at my junior year experience[…]

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Rochester’s Communal Principles: Honesty

At the University of Rochester, we have these six ideals called our communal principles: Fairness, Freedom, Inclusion, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview the Dean of Students, Dean Burns, about our communal principle of Honesty. What was originally scheduled to be a 30-minute interview ended up being an hour-long conversation[…]

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Winter Break Reflections: The End of a Great Semester

Once again a semester has come and gone. Its passing has brought another series of new adventures and promises of great times to come. Its culmination marks the end of some classes, GPAs to be proud of, and (if you’re like me) resolutions to put renewed effort into academics next semester. With this, I am[…]

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What Are You Thankful For?

Recently, I was accepted into the Order of Omega honor society for fraternity and sorority members. According to their page, “members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution.” Although I’m not quite sure how they define the top 3%, it is certainly nice to be recognized for my work while attending[…]

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