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Superior Edge 2017 May Graduates

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.

Find out more about Superior EdgeWould you like to win $200 for your house or on-campus apartment?  All you need to do is log your hours (remember to select your house or apartment). House Competition: 1st - Arctic House, Hunt Hall – 831.5 hours; American Graffiti, Van Antwerp Hall – 483.5 hours.  On-Campus Apartments/Spooner: Norwood Apartments – 136.5 hours. Remember you need 3 residents to log and the max hours a person can log is 600 hours.Want to have an "edge" when applying for graduate school or a job? Register for a Superior Edge orientation <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders">here</a> so you can combine your in- and out-of-the classroom experiences and get recognized.  You wonFind out more about Superior EdgeJunior Meghan Hohenstein is from Bloomington, Minn., double majoring in nursing & Spanish. Meghan’s favorite activity in Superior Edge is the time she spent in Belize with NMU’s faculty-abroad program where she met many amazing people & was able to utilize both her Spanish & nursing skills. Meghan also really enjoyed a community service internship she conducted in the Dominican Republic, where she was able to lead lessons to local girls in negotiation & leadership. She is an avid scuba diver! Congrats!Rachel Edwards is a senior from Wheaton, Ill., majoring in cellular and molecular neuroscience. Rachel’s favorite activity was her experience in the NMU Fish Laboratory where she had the chance to adapt mammalian research techniques for use in brook trout. Through this opportunity, she was also able to present at multiple professional conferences. In her free time, she participates in Honors College events, works as a program manager at Teaching Family Homes, hikes, and skis. Congrats, Rachel!
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