Volume 80 | Issue 5
September 2012

Student Profile: Nicole King

Why do you choose to be involved as a student leader?   King2

I chose to be involved as a student leader because of the purpose. Student leadership is what gives me passion, and my undergraduate education would have not been the same without it. I also enjoy putting forth my talents and gifts to my school as much as possible. In fact, I feel very passionate for commuter students and positively impacting their experience at Webster University.

What are your career goals?

My career goals are to work as a middle school mathematics teacher and then go back to school to attain my master’s degree to become an administrator of a middle school.

What is one project you are proud to have helped implement on campus?

I am very proud of have helped implement the commuter lounge. This is a place for commuters to go to relax, talk with others, eat lunch, do homework, learn about campus events, and feel more connected to the university.

What has been most helpful to you as a student leader?

The most helpful experience for me as a student leader has been the Delegate’s Agenda Presentation. I have learned how to develop a professional presence that still includes my own quirky tendencies. Within the Delegate’s Agenda, my voice was being heard, and I worked for something that was much bigger than myself. I knew that I was positively helping others on campus who I’ve never even met.

What have you learned about leadership through your work with others on campus?

I’ve learned that leadership is more than a position or a project. Leadership is a challenge that lives inside of us every day. I’ve learned that I can take up this challenge and be a respectable leader outside of Webster University because a life with purpose is one I aspire for. Plus, you meet amazing people along the way!