An artifact that is note worthy that is more OSU related is my experience at the Leadership Collaborative over the summer. Leadership Collaborative I originally was not excited for, in the car I was in a bad mood expecting to have a bad time. But I was very wrong. Leadership Collaborative is where I met my lifelong friends. Throughout the week we participated in many leadership training events. One of which being networking with peers. This is where I met one of my best friends Alex, Alex and I discovered we had so much in common and spent the rest of the week. The last night we met even more people that had so much in common with us, and spent the entire night having deep philosophical talks about our lives. We even ended up buying group tickets to multiple concerts for the first month of school. I may have gained many important leadership skills during the week. But I think that the friendships and what I learned about my self the last night through our deep talks was the most important part. These people are still some of my closest friends and I am happy I can say I have already met some of my lifelong friends.
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An artifact that is note worthy even in my young adulthood would be my experience as working as an intern for the Cleveland Museum of Art. The fact I was able to to work as an intern at such a young age was so monumental to me. It taught me how to observe and give a deeper meaning to real world experiences while allowing my creativity to flow. I had never been good at art and never even thought I would be able to It taught that being a leader is a team effort that thrives the most when surrounded by a s supportive network of creative minds. The creative minds I was surrounded by in the Teen Coop allowed me to film a video relating an artwork to the complex emotions I was feeling in my social life. In the photo, this is actually a still of the video I was able to create with one of my favorite tapestries hanging behind me. Until this moment I had never truly had the courage to truly speak out against what I was feeling under the restraint of negative auras but when I was at the museum I grew out of my shell and into the leader that I am today. I would not be this leader if it were not for the deeper realizations and creative outlets the museum and my “family” at Cleveland Museum of Art created for my young and ever growing mind.
My name is Madison Noren, I am a first year Pharmaceutical major in the Mount Leadership Society scholars group. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio in a Bay Village a suburb right outside of the city. I attended Bay High and graduated in the top 5% with high honors. Throughout high school I was involved in Class Officers being secretary of my class all 4 years, being a member of National Honors Society, an avid writer for the school newspaper and yearbook, a key club member, a member of NSHSS, and apart of A Capella and Choraleers audition choirs. Outside of school I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to intern at 3 renowned institutions in Cleveland. I interned at the Cleveland Museum of Art in their teen coop program, at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in their Youth 360 group, along with being nominated as the student intern for the Board of Trustees at Youth Challenge. At these internships I was able to gain new insight on planning, creating, and overall life as a young adult. All of these internships opened the doors to volunteering at these institutions. At the Cleveland Museum of Art I was able to become a teachers assistant to the toddler art classes all summer along. Similarly at Youth Challenge I became a volunteer working with children with disabilities creating art, playing games, and playing recreational sports which led to me taking on the position as secretary on the Volunteer Committee Board. The leadership skills I learned from these amazing opportunities allowed me to grow as a young adult into this journey at Ohio State. One of the many reasons I chose Ohio State being the volunteer opportunities and leadership positions offered at this diverse campus, I was even able to experience this before school began at the Leadership Collaborative for incoming freshmen. I am excited to start my new journey at Ohio State as a leader, as a learner, and most importantly as an adult.