HonorSociety.org Chapter President Spotlight: Alpha Upsilon at DeVry University North Brunswick
HonorSociety.org strives to help its members gain leadership experience on campus in order to prepare them for their careers. Leadership is a prominent core within the society and is the sixth core value in the society's constitution. Most of the HonorSociety.org members across the United States are in leadership roles on campus or in organizations off campus. Chapters on campus give these students who excel on campus, an opportunity to be a leader of an organization from the very beginning.
Arooba Najaf, the founder and president of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at DeVry University North Brunswick, demonstrated leadership skills prior to becoming a chapter founder and president as she was given a leadership award in the fall of 2016 by the National Society of Leadership and Success. As a senior who will be graduating in a few months, she decided to expand her leadership experience and decided to form a chapter at her university.
Arooba has been a member since March of 2016 and decided to join HonorSociety.org to become a better leader and to help the community. So far, the society has helped her become involved with the community in a professional manner and has helped her grow academically. We had the chance to interview Arooba on her experience as a chapter founder and president thus far. Below is what she had to say.
What made you decide to be a chapter founder?
I decided to found the chapter because DeVry North Brunswick campus needed more clubs for the students to be involved and bring more students in since classes are online.
How will the Honor Society chapter benefit your university's community?
The Honor Society will benefit the community to bring in new students and help the campus to grow.
What is your major and what drew you to that major?
My major is multimedia and graphic design. What drew me into the major was that I could express myself through art but also do the hobby I love which is photography.
What do you do during your free time?
On my free time I am a cinematographer, photographer, and designer. I also play with 4 cats, 3 birds, and a rabbit. I also watch basketball, workout, and draw.
What impact do you want to have on the world and your community?
I want to have a positive impact on the community and around the world. My grandma had the same legacy and I want to carry it on to change the world through art and photography.
Why do you think it is important to be an active member of Honor Society?
I think that being an active member of the Honor Society the community can be helped and you learn so much along the way.
Why are community service and networking opportunities important elements of professional development?
I think that community service and networking opportunities can help students to grow professionally and academically.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
My favorite inspirational quote is "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed" by Michael Jordan.
Who is your mentor and how have they helped you succeed. Tell us about a time he or she was a huge influence on you.
My mentor is Tyrel Parkinson. Tyrel has helped to make the Honor Society and influenced me to always think outside the box, but also be creative to help out the students and make the school better.