Jason Swift, a junior information systems major, is very involved in many areas on campus. His first opportunity for involvement at Illinois State was through the Tri-Towers Area Government and recruitment into his fraternity, Delta Chi. He later made connections and friends in the Student Government Association and other areas of campus that helped him realize his potential to be a leader on campus.

Swift further developed his time management and leadership skills by becoming a Preview Guide and serving on the Dean of Students Advisory Board and Homecoming Court. “All of these activities have changed my life in different ways,” Swift said. “I’ve grown a lot by communicating with people in situations I wouldn’t have been a part of and by working on projects that have real productive value in the community.”

Swift takes advantage of all the opportunities that are available on campus and suggests that fellow students do the same. “I still have so much to learn, but I feel that my involvement at Illinois State has molded my perspectives into a more positive outlook and allowed me to develop into a leader fit for the professional world after college,” he said. “Staying active gives you the opportunity to experience great things every day that you’ll never see sitting at home browsing the Internet, so get out there and find your future Redbirds!”

Marie Huels contributed to this article.