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brittanygootar

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Review for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What I gained most from attending my Induction Ceremony was exactly how many opportunities there are with this organization. When I first heard about National Society of Collegiate Scholars, I did not think I would be interested in joining. I did not feel that there would be that much for me to succeed with. I felt that this organization would not have that many things that I would be interested in or would like doing. Boy, was I so off. I did some more research on this organization and found out that it might actually be something I am interested and will actually enjoy very much. I attended the first general body meeting and felt excited and eager about all of the new, amazing opportunities. This made my excitement for the Induction Ceremony very immense, and I could not wait to attend it. I learned a lot from attending the Induction Ceremony. I gained even more knowledge about the different opportunities that this organization has to offer. The opportunity that stuck out to me the most from the Induction Ceremony was Outreach Love. My major is Elementary Education, so I am constantly working with children. Ever since I was old enough to volunteer, I have been doing that. I have tutored young children in various subjects like math, reading and writing, helped them with art, taught them songs and dances, helped them become more confident on stage, just be their friend, giving them advice and be someone to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. This event would be a perfect fit for me. Not only is it flexible with every other Saturday, but it is rewarding too. I really enjoyed how at the Induction Ceremony they showed in depth videos of this event and everything they do, what they have to offer and what it stands for. The Induction Ceremony made me more excited for this upcoming year and all of the things the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has to offer, especially with Outreach Love. I am so excited to get involved and learn more about myself and working with children. There was more than one aspect of Induction that made me want to attend. The first reason I wanted to attend was to pick up the pin that I earned. I have been so excited to receive it and I was so happy to finally have it in person. I immediately sent pictures of me wearing it to my parents who could not make the Induction Ceremony, and I can not wait to wear it at graduation to show another milestone and organization I was able to take part in during my time here at the University of Central Florida. That aspect coincides with taking pictures. I was grateful I got dressed up nicely so I could take pictures of myself and my peers at the event to reminisce about this memorable event. I also wanted to attend the ceremony to meet other people in this organization. I did not really know anyone when attending meetings, I normally went by myself. Going to Induction helped me meet a ton of people with the same interests as me. Also, networking is so important and this organization is another great way to meet people. The last aspect that made me want to attend was knowing that I would leave with more information about this organization, how to stay involved, and how to help others. There are so many different activities and socials this organization holds that has something for everyone to do, and something that interests everyone. From attending the Induction Ceremony, I learned so much about Outreach Love alone. Many videos were displayed during Induction with actual volunteers, and actual children in the program. It was nice to see how this program is making a difference in these children’s lives, and that when I will start to volunteer, I know I can do the same with these children. Something more I would have liked to see was maybe some people who have graduated from UCF that were in this organization. I think it would have been cool if alumni from UCF and NSCS came to speak at the Induction Ceremony to give back, and speak about their time in this organization and how it made their college experience enjoyable. Also how it could have possibly changed their life for the better, and how. I was so lucky to be welcomed into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and so happy that I attended the induction ceremony.

-Brittany Gootar

Role:  Volunteer