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BOLD - Discovering Student Leadership

This is the seventh installment of BOLD - A University of St. Thomas Podcast, a series that creates a dialogue and aims to inspire, encourage and aid students—current and prospective— to “Be Your Bold Self.” New episodes are published bi-weekly. If you have an idea for a potential podcast guest or topic, send them to Darnell Miller at dmiller@stthom.edu.

Nadin Fallah, student body president, speaks with host Alex Yemeck about her journey through student leadership. She shares her hesitance to getting involved on campus during her freshman year, how she initially became involved and how it fundamentally changed her student experience at UST. Fallah also shares what she has learned about being a servant leader and offers advice and insights as to how others can get involved and take advantage of the amazing student leadership opportunities at UST.

Watch the video version here.


00:45 - Getting to know Nadin and her involvement on campus

03:56 - An opportunity to explore Catholicism

05:24 - On Becoming Study Body President

08:13 - The push to leadership

10:47 - A day in the life 

12:50 - Most frequent student questions

14:08 - What have you learned as a student leader

16:56 - On being mentored and mentoring others

20:11 - Who inspires your leadership styles

23:08 - How student leadership compliments education

24:50 - How to get involved

28:11 - Why be student leader

Fallah also shares three reasons why every student should look into student leadership:

  1. Allows you to more fully act as an agent of change on this campus
    Being a student leader amplifies your voice. We are gifted with students who have incredible talents on campus, and we need to hear from them.
  2. It is an incredibly enriching experience
    Regardless of your background or what brought you here. We are a Celt community and we need to be more tight knit, there is a place for everybody in student involvement.
  3. Provides you with skills and experiences that will allow you to succeed in the future.

Finally, Fallah offers some words of encouragement for those considering student leadership.

Cast out self doubt. Stop telling yourself that there are other people who could be in this position instead or there are so many reasons you shouldn't apply. This university is composed of people who want you to succeed and will do everything they can to help.