Superior Edge is a student development program at Northern Michigan University that provides students with the opportunity to combine in- and out-of-the-classroom experiences in a way that will provide them with an edge with employers or graduate school admissions counselors. Superior Edge was developed as a university-wide initiative by a committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students. Superior Edge develops citizen-leaders for the 21st century.
About Superior Edge:
Superior Edge consists of four “edges”
To complete an edge, students document 100 hours of relevant activities/experiences and write a reflection paper articulating what they have learned through the process as well as a short survey.
After completing an edge, a student enrichment transcript documents each edge. The student enrichment transcript gets sent out with a student's academic transcript. If students finish all four edges, they get the distinction of having the "Superior Edge."
Characteristics of Superior Edge:
To get started with Superior Edge, students attend a one-hour orientation session where criteria for the program is explained and they receive instruction on logging their hours.