The National Society of Leadership and Success
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Letter from the President  | Monthly Motivation | Career Resources What's Happening | Society Spotlight

Letter From the President: 
Dear Society Member,

As your semester comes to a close and your final exams are top of mind, don't forget the importance of avoiding burnout.

I am reminded of some tips that we heard during our Speaker Broadcasts this semester. Dan Harris stressed the importance of meditation. Find a quiet place, and focus on your breathing. With so much going on in your lives, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with your own thoughts. If you can find a few minutes each day to focus solely on your breathing, it will go a long way in ridding your mind of stress and self-doubt.

Arianna Huffington spoke about “digital detox.” Technology plays such an important role in our lives, but it also holds us back at times. Can you really focus on your studies and your personal interactions if you are checking your texts and emails all the time? Try putting your phone in another room for an hour, or overnight. While it may be a challenge at first, you’ll quickly see the benefits from unplugging.

As a leader, it is very easy to find yourself stressed out and losing sleep. This is because you strive for excellence, which is something we encourage at the Society. However, we also encourage finding a solid support system, doing what you love, and having fun while you are doing it. 

I’d like to thank you all for another wonderful semester and wish you the best of luck in closing your spring studies strong. I hope that no matter what you are planning after finals, it is rewarding, enjoyable, and free of stress.

Best wishes to everyone,

Charles Knippen
The National Society of Leadership and Success

Success Corner: 

12 Steps (Because We Are All Addicted): From Burnout to Thriving

By Arianna Huffington                                          

Author. Entrepreneur. Sleep Evangelist. Co-Founder, President & Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post.

1. Unless you are one of the wise few who already gets all the rest you need, you have an opportunity to immediately improve your health, creativity, productivity and sense of well-being. Start by getting just thirty minutes more sleep than you are getting now. The easiest way is to go to bed earlier, but you could also take a short nap during the day -- or a combination of both.

2. Move your body: Walk, run, stretch, do yoga, dance. Just move. Anytime.

3. Introduce five minutes of meditation into your day. Eventually, you can build up to fifteen or twenty minutes a day (or more), but even just a few minutes will open the door to creating a new habit -- and all the many proven benefits it brings.

To read the rest of Arianna's 12 Steps visit our blog.

    Events!       University of South Florida Fundraising Event 


On April 15th, 2015, the Society Chapter at University of South Florida held a fundraising event. USF Chapter Advisor Todd Wells, who is also USF's Employee of the Year, got pied in the face for donations to Relay for Life.

See more images from this event on our Flickr

University of Cincinnati Induction Ceremony

On April 18th, 2015, the University of Cincinnati held its Society Chapter Induction Ceremony where 87 new members were inducted!

See more images from this event on our Flickr

2nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt - Society Chapter at Mitchell Community College

On April 4th, 2015, the Mitchell Community College Society Chapter held its 2nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt in Statesville, NC. Attendees enjoyed face painting, arts & crafts, games, food, and sack races.

See more images from this event on our Flickr

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Society Chapter Bake Sale

On April 1st and 2nd, NWACC's Society Chapter hosted a fundraising bake sale and raised over $150 to go toward its upcoming induction ceremony.

See more images from this event on our Flickr.

Explore And Be Discovered On AfterCollege

The National Society of Leadership and Success would like to make you aware of career opportunities through AfterCollege, a service that gives college students access to over 400,000 entry-level jobs and internships from almost 25,000 employers. AfterCollege provides career discovery resources to help you on your journey to a fulfilling career. AfterCollege has a lofty vision: to help every college student and recent graduate discover their career path. In our 15 year history, AfterCollege has become the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. Below is a summary of our unique tools and resources at your fingertips:

AfterCollege's Explore matches you with jobs and internships that fit your major, school, skills and interests. Refine your job feed by telling us which job titles, job categories, companies, and locations you are, or aren't, interested in. 

An AfterCollege profile provides a showcase for your relevant experience, like volunteer work, class projects, web sites, blog posts, etc. Make your profile visible to employers and recruiters, or keep it private and explore your options until you're ready. 

On the AfterCollege blog, find out what a day on the job is like for different occupations, what hiring managers are looking for, as well as get insight on the job search, interview process, and strategies for success in the working world. 

Apply for AfterCollege Scholarships! Scholarships are awarded quarterly to students who demonstrate professionalism and passion for their future career. The next deadline is June 30th.

Monthly Motivation: 

"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master."

- Christian Lous Lange

What's Happening: 

Interview with Morgan Williams

Morgan is the President of the Society Chapter at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Recently, she was selected to join a panel discussion on The State of African American Students in Higher Education at the 39th annual conference of The National Council for Black Studies.  

Read more on our blog.

SUNY - Cortland Orientation

On March 29th, the newly established Society Chapter at SUNY - Cortland held their first member orientation. With an extraordinary response to their inaugural invitation, the chapter hosted the event with over 500 students in attendance.

Read more on our blog.

Spotlight on a Society Staffer: Maria Sanjuanelo 

Maria Sanjuanelo joined the Society in April 2008 as a member of the chapter at University of Hartford in Hartford, Conn. From 2010 through 2011 she served as Chapter President, and then joined our National Office team in January 2012, where she has held several positions in various departments. Maria’s current role is the Internship Recruitment Manager /HR Associate.

To learn more about Maria visit our blog.

Arianna Huffington Speaker Broadcast Event 

March 17th may best be known as St. Patrick’s Day, but this year the number one topic—at least on Twitter—was The National Society of Leadership and Success and Broadcast Speaker Arianna Huffington. Huffington’s talk, broadcast live from New Jersey City University, focused on the importance of disconnecting from technology and preventing burnout. It was the third and final speaker broadcast of the Spring semester.

Read more on our blog.

Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day.

Keep up the good work!