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Superior Edge 2018 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.

Want to volunteer in New Zealand and learn about their culture? On Thursday, Dec. 27 - Friday, Jan. 11, we will kayak & explore sea caves; hike mountains, beaches, & rainforests; volunteer with the local kiwis to restore wetlands & build trails; & learn more about the indigenous Maori people & their culture & heritage. Attend the interest meeting on Thurs., Sept. 27, from 5-6 p.m., 1213 UC) to learn more. Approx. cost $4,950. For more info, contact Hannah at hkratz@nmu.edu.Katie McNew is a sophomore from Flint, Mich., majoring in biology. The most influential activity that Katie participated in for Superior Edge was through the Real World Edge. Katie worked at Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run, Mich. Gaining employment at this zoo has presented her numerous opportunities to work with exotic animals, meet new people interested in learning about wildlife, and expand her knowledge about the care taking and training of various critters. Keep up the great work, Katie!Make A Difference Day is on Sat., Oct. 27! Want to request some service? Fill out a <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/make-difference-day">Service Request Form</a>; due on Fri., Oct. 12! Interested in volunteering? Sign up <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm58Vg26wc_jenl0ZToC4W0YASNeGmriNc6lkRrD-Spx7NYg/viewform">online</a> before Wed., Oct. 17!  For more info, click <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/organizations/make-difference-day">here</a>, call 906-227-2466, or volctr@nmu.edu.Want to learn more about the Center for Student Enrichment?  Watch <a href="https://youtu.be/_VngcGG8RYc">this.</a>Want to have an "edge" when applying for graduate school or a job? Register for a Superior Edge orientation today <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 wonWe will be offering three international service projects this year: New Zealand (Thursday, Dec. 27 – Friday, Jan. 11), Peru (Spring Break), and India (beginning of May). A New Zealand interest meeting will be held on Thurs., Sept. 27, from 5-6 pm in The Back Room, 1213 UC. For more info, e-mail Hannah at hkratz@nmu.edu
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.

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