Every month, a Called to Lead student (or students) will be featured on our website and on Facebook. We want to celebrate and encourage our student leaders by recognizing them as Called to Lead's Student Spotlight.
Senior; International Business and German double major
Club/organization involvement: President, German Club; Vice President, Hillel; Executive Treasurer, Student Senate; Chair, Senate Finance Committee
What does leadership mean to you?
Leadership can take many forms, from delegating complex assignments to providing a good example for others to follow. In my personal life, I try to do the latter and to inspire others to go above any beyond what they may have considered themselves capable of.
What motivates you to be a leader at Etown
I try to be a leader with the number one goal of helping others. There are those who make good use of resources I am able to make available to them. For example, as Senate Treasurer, I was able to help clubs fill out and submit requests for funds in support of their activities.
What are some of the most important qualities you think a leader should have?
A leader needs to be a good example. If a leader pushes his agenda through bullying, intimidation, or other such tactics, it is bound to be a short-lived position. Machiavelli had it backwards.
What advice would you give to someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
Be confident. Confidence in yourself, in your abilities, and in your organization/group's mission are essential; if you don't believe in what you are pushing, no one else will.
After graduation, Tyler has a 2-month business internship in Dallas, TX, and will then be spending one year in Germany as an English Teaching Assistant with the Fulbright U.S. student program.