Farewell Seniors

On May 3rd, 2015, at the End of the Year Celebration, we honored the contributions that our two seniors made towards this organization. Thank you Mason Hood and Zach Shaw for showing us what true leadership looks like!

Mason Hood
Future Plans: Full-time position as a Finance & Accounting Development Program Associate for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Definition of Leadership: Leadership is the art of inspiring others to unite around a common vision while developing themselves in the process.

Favorite Buck Event: Everest Team Building Workship due to the ability to develop dynamic team, communication and leadership skills in an entertaining way.
Favorite Leadership Quote: “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

Zach Shaw
Future Plans:
Short term I want to help build brands. I want to construct a connection between people and the companies that reinforce their beliefs and values. Long term, who knows, maybe start my own company, invent a few things, I definitely want to travel a lot though. The sky is the limit and I don’t want to limit myself by committing before I know what I want to do.
Definition of Leadership: Opportunity is the intersection of preparation and chance. Leadership is the intersection between passion and opportunity. As Simon Sinek said, people don’t buy what you make, they buy any you make it. This looks different for everyone, but everyone has a time they were born to lead in.
Favorite Buck Event: I am more excited about what Buck will do in the future than anything I have done while in the program. There are exciting changes coming, and I can’t wait to see what they hold. My favorite events in Buck though, would have to be the time before our meetings getting to talk and catch up with members.
Favorite Leadership Quote: “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” – Unknown

Positive Psychology in Leadership


Dr. Greg Bailey teaching Buck members about the impact of positive psychology in leadership.

Welcome Back!

Our first meeting of the spring semester focused on Managing Your Leadership Brand: Online–one of a series of discussions we are having this year about managing your leadership brand. In preparation for Spring Ice, we discussed ways to make sure what you share on social media is working for you (not against you), and our Student Director Zach Shaw shared as some unique new ways to leverage social media to shine in the recruitment process! In addition, we heard updates from our own social media team (Dan Huntley & Ashley Burns), who will soon be pushing out updates, reminders, and real time info from our events to all members. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @buckrodgerslp and Like Us on Facebook on our Buck Rodgers Business Leadership page to stay up to date on all our news and events.

We workshopped resumes, and our own Student Director Kelsie Anderson took professional LinkedIn head shots of members. We already have a full slate of leadership development opportunities planned for this semester–check out the Upcoming Events tab for dates and details. We are also proud to welcome Nathan Frohman as a new Student Director of the program this semester.


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