Through working both inside and outside the classroom, I have developed essential leadership skills that I will take with me as I step into my future career. I experienced this leadership growth as a project coordinator and member of the 365 committee with The BIG Event. Additionally, I was selected by my professors to participation in the Plank Center Challenge for Emerging Leaders, a three day conference about developing and learning effective leadership tactics.Being a leader doesn't always mean you are the most knowledgeable or have the highest title. Leadership, I believe, comes from an outward expression of dedication to the quality of the organization and the people in it. Leaders are created and molded over time. Auburn University recognizes this and has effectively given me the knowledge I need to walk confidently, speak boldly and communicate respectfully.