Amy Jenicke - #MYNSMHSTORY
Meet Amy, our Chapter Vice President in this installment of #MYNSMHSTORY!
Emphasis: Meetings and Events
Hometown: Winchester, KS
Expected Graduation: May 2018
Who or what inspired you to get involved with NSMH?
I was encouraged to get involved by last year’s chapter president, Kim Robles. One day I walked into the HTM office to sit on the couches and upon introducing myself to the girl that was sitting across from me, I met Kim. She started asking me lot of questions and eventually asked me to attend an NSMH kickball game with her. I took her up on the offer and after meeting all the other wonderful NSMH members, I was hooked and now I am the VP of this wonderful organization.
What is the best memory you have that involves NSMH? (Funny moments, inspiring moment, etc)
The best memory I have that involves NSMH occurred at the 2017 national conference in Jacksonville, FL. Being our Hyatt campus ambassador I was given the opportunity to recruit on behalf of Hyatt hotels corporation during the 2017 NSMH national conference. I was able to speak with over 200 potential candidates and met ambassadors from other schools around the nation that I am still friends with to this day.
What opportunities have you gained through NSMH?
Through NSMH I have been given the opportunity to network with numerous industry professionals which has allowed me to better understand what recruiters are looking for in potential candidates. I have also been given the opportunity to mentor high school students, which has allowed me to grow leaps and bounds as a leader. It has given me the opportunity to use the tools I have been taught in my upper division HTM classes and put them to use helping to mold the hearts and minds of our future leaders.
What's the best piece of advice you could give anyone?
The best piece of advice I could give someone is to never judge someone or tell them they are wrong just because you don’t agree with them. Take the time to have a conversation with them and find out why they believe or said what they did. Everyone has unique and different life experiences and just because it’s not the same as yours doesn’t make it wrong, besides you might just see things from a different perspective if you keep an open mind.
What are you going to contribute to the org as a board member this year?
As a board member this year, I plan on being the support and sounding board for any member of our organization that could use it. Life can get demanding and stressful and sometimes we just need someone to listen to us or we might need someone to bounce ideas off. I love doing both so if you ever need anything don’t hesitate to ask!
What does NSMH mean to you?
NSMH means finding a family among a group of diverse and like-minded individuals. It is a place where I can be myself and I am accepted for who I am and not who anyone else wants me to be.