Welcoming the Opportunity:
Katie became a Lilly intern because she wanted to challenge herself with a leadership position and grow more as a leader under God.
“I think it is important to connect your faith with leadership because it is vital to have a good relationship with God to be successful in life. I wouldn’t be here with out all of the help that I have gotten from the Lord. The connection with faith in my leadership skills adds more confidence and clarity. It gives what I am doing a purpose and guidance.”
Katie has really enjoyed the Lilly intern leadership training workshops because she has learned how to be a leader, not only for the UCM but for herself and other aspects of her life. She has learned about herself as a leader which she finds particularly interesting to analyze because it is not something people typically do. She has also enjoyed getting to know the other interns better.
“I have learned little things on how to, not only, become a better leader but a better Katie. I have learned how to implement leadership characteristics in my everyday life and it has helped me grow and understand better who I am.”
As she looks forward, Katie is excited about being more confident as a leader and also learning how to work with a group of people better, while developing her skills as a team player. She also looks forward to growing closer with God. Katie can already feel that impacting her life.
“I think I analyze situations and people more now than I did before, by finding out how to communicate with them and how to handle the situation. I have learned that to know more about other people you have to truly know yourself and then your mind opens to learn about others. I have become more confident and connected with God through this leadership experience and will continue to thrive and grow as a better person.”