National Residence Hall Honorary
NRHH is comprised of the top 1% of students that live in the residence halls. It is dedicated to academic excellence, leadership, service, and recognition. I was inducted into NRHH in the spring semester of 2010. I was then an active member for the remainder of that semester and the duration of the next academic year (2010-2011). As a member of this organization I participated in several programs that promoted academic success on campus such as handing out small prizes to students in the dorms who were studying. I also participated in the organization's monthly recognition program. This program was comprised of members of the organization nominating people on campus who have done outstanding things in the residence halls the previous month for an Of The Month award. Then all the members of the organization would vote for the winning submissions and distribute the awards. I also participated in multiple service projects as a member of NRHH. These projects ranged from writing holiday cards to service men and women in Iraq, to helping clean up the morning after the homecoming parade. Being a part of NRHH gave me excellent service opportunities, the change to recognize fellow leaders on campus, the chance to be recognized as a leader on campus, and high academic standards.
The Engineering Fellows are a group of upperclassmen in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder who provide academic support to underclassmen in the college. The majority of this academic support comes in the form of additional coverage and support for lower division engineering classes that are continually the most challenging for students. To become a member of this organization one must be invited to apply, and then be selected based off their application and interview. Only students entering their junior year or later with a cumulative 3.75 GPA or higher are invited to apply for membership. As a member of this organization I have covered a lower division core computer science class every semester since joining. I typically provide review sessions prior to each exam for the class I am covering. In addition to the time volunteered to give the review session I spend extra time preparing for the review session. It is important to have an excellent understanding of the course material to provide a beneficial review to the students. Providing these review sessions has ensured that I have an even better understanding of the course material for several core computer science classes. Being an Engineering Fellow has helped me master my undergraduate course work as well as hone my presentation skills.