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Superior Edge

Northern Michigan University's Superior Edge is a student development program encompassing a wide range of experiential activities complementing classroom instruction to provide students with a distinct advantage by preparing them for lifelong learning, graduate school, careers and life as engaged citizens.

The Edges

Superior Edge consists of four “edges”

  • Citizenship – Become an engaged, involved citizen
  • Diversity – Develop sensitivity and awareness of global and domestic diversity issues
  • Leadership – Become a competent, ethical and effective leader
  • Real World – Relate classroom theory to workplace practice in real-world settings

Watch this video to find out more about Superior Edge. To find out opportunities to get hours towards these edges, click here.

Why Participate?

Students who participate in Superior Edge make new friends, build community contacts and a great resume, formalize the recognition of activities they participate in, enhance the ability to relate theory to practice, and more.  Want to join?  Register for one of our orientation sessions.  Learn about other benefits to the program.

The Center for Student Enrichment is accepting applications for the following positions: Center for Student Enrichment Graduate Assistant, 2 Graphic Designers, Special Events Coordinator, and 2 Superior Edge/Volunteer Center Coordinators. Applications can be found <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/studentenrichment/cse-jobs">here</a> and are due in the Center for Student Enrichment, 1205 UC, by Friday, March 24. Katelyn Campbell is from Newaygo, Mich., and will be graduating in May with a degree in social work. Her favorite activity she logged in Superior Edge was being a soccer coach. Katelyn said it was an adventure learning and teaching the girls soccer skills, and through this opportunity, she met a lot of new families as well as coaches. In her free time, Katelyn has been learning to snowboard, ran her first half marathon in 2015, and enjoys camping and four-wheeling. Congratulations, Katelyn!Sawyer is a senior from Rockford, Mich., majoring in nursing. Through Superior Edge, Sawyer was able to do really amazing things in the community & attend talks she would not otherwise have heard of. The most impactful activity logged in Superior Edge was her trip to Haiti. It was very humbling to see a third world culture, & she is grateful for the opportunity to make an impact on some HaitiansAnna Kase is a senior from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, majoring in zoology. Anna’s favorite thing about Superior Edge is being able to work on a variety of projects with many different people. Anna’s favorite thing she logged is volunteering at Moosewood Nature Center where she took care of the animals. She particularly likes the small orange and brown corn snake. Anna enjoys hiking and exploring the U.P. including Wetmore’s Bog, Hogsback, and Dead River. She been in the Wildcat Marching Band for four years!Senior Jeulani Gahiji is from Chicago, Ill., majoring in entrepreneurship. Superior Edge has given her the opportunity to diversify herself and become a well-rounded individual. The most impactful activity was Let’s Talk About It with the Black Student Union. Through this experience, she was able to see people from various backgrounds come together, support one another, and talk freely about things they were passionate about. Jeulani enjoys dancing, working out, and helping students. Congrats!Want to see what some of your fellow Wildcats did when they went on winter break to New Zealand? Check out this <a href="https://youtu.be/DOjQOoYrk3U">video.</a>
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

The only way you can get credit for your activities is to remember to log your hours as you go. Log your hours here.  If you want a refresher on how to log, watch this video.  We look forward to reading your logs.  If you want more information about how to write your reflection paper, please check out this short video.

Superior Edgeedge@nmu.edu906-227-65431206 University Center