MHA Conference

On October 5th and 6th, Honors students Breann Baranski, LeAnne Barstow, Logan Bixman, Janelle Dykstra, and Jenna Grimm traveled with Honors Advisor Charlie Malone to the Michigan Honors Association (MHA) Fall 2013 Conference. The conference was held at Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake in Roscommon, Michigan.

Over the course of two days, Honors students from every corner (and peninsula) of Michigan congregated to learn about professionalism. Three learning sessions took place:

Faceless Professionalism: representing yourself, your attitude, morals, values, and reputation via social networking, e-mail, and in business networking

Meetings Can Be Fun and Effective: team/staff/group bonding through fun, simple, and interesting activities to lighten the mood and get the energy going, what attendees of a meeting can expect of the presider and what the leader can expect of his or her audience

Professional Business Etiquette: how to properly use your numerous eating utensils while at prestigious meal settings, appropriate business attire, and the tips and tricks to business cards and networking

“Letter” from the Editor:
Being one of Ferris’ representatives to this leadership conference, I can be a witness to how awesome this conference was. I actually wish it had been longer; I met so many amazing and inspiring Honors students from around the state that I wish I had more time to become acquainted with. I have been to this conference center before when I was in high school—and this conference being held there was more than enough reason for me to visit Higgins Lake again. The Ralph A. MacMullan Center is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I have ever witnessed, and such a special and enriching event to take place there is the “icing on the cake.” I encourage all Honors students to watch out for the dates of this conference next year—I would not miss it!

This article was written by Endeavor editor Logan Bixman.


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