A Leadership in Action Champion is someone who donated $250 to the Leadership in Action program because they truly believe that the Modules equip Members with real life skills they will use for the rest of their lives. Learn more about Championing a Module. Find a full list of Modules and those who Championed them here.
Meet Jared Schulman
(Beta Sigma Chapter ’12)
Jared has Championed The Art Of Effective Communication- Exploring Your Communication Style Leadership in Action Module. Request it here.
3 Facts About Yourself
- I’m Jared, the 592nd Brother of the Beta Sigma Chapter at Michigan State University, home of The Crown Cup: an Inter-Chapter Broomball Tournament that was once touted as Jonah Goodman’s favorite Inter-Chapter event…maybe without Jonah’s permission.
- I showed up to the very last info night of the week the semester I rushed on an impulse decision, so I came pretty close to missing out on PSP entirely.
- I strongly believe that the 2002 Detroit Red Wings are the most complete and all-around greatest hockey team in the history of the NHL.
What is your favorite Phi Sigma Pi memory?
There are so many to pick from, but my favorite Phi Sigma Pi memories will always be hanging out with the graveyard shift crew at Beta Sigma’s 24 Hour Teeter-Totter-a-Thon. It used to be that only three or four Brothers would manage to stay awake and would have to rotate in and out to keep the teeter totter going from about 1 am to 9 am. In that eight hours of dead time, you get everything from deep conversations about life to sleep-deprived silliness and awful karaoke. So, pro tip: the best memories are made in the middle of the night with day-old movie theater popcorn, way too many energy drinks, and a homemade teeter totter in the middle of a field.
What do you love most about Leadership in Action?
The interactivity of Leadership in Action is one my favorite aspects of the program. Any gathering of Phi Sigma Pi Brothers is a meeting of great minds, and Leadership in Action puts those Brothers in a position to not only learn from a well-crafted curriculum, but also from each other as they dig into difficult topics together.
Why do you think it is important to give back to Leadership in Action?
Giving back to Leadership in Action allows me support the Brotherhood at large in an area that I am passionate about. I’m selfish in that I would like to see Phi Sigma Pi Alumni represented in leadership roles around the world, whether in industry, politics, or their local communities. Leadership in Action Modules give our Brothers a leg up in developing the skills necessary to become those leaders.
Why you love Phi Sigma Pi?
Phi Sigma Pi is a community that has the potential to be almost whatever the Brothers make of it while also being supported by a strong foundation built on a hundred years of history and tradition for Brothers today to build their experiences on. I always enjoy hearing from other Brothers about the things that make their Chapters unique and how Phi Sigma Pi has impacted their lives. It’s a unique thing to have a Brotherhood like this- to all be connected by a common thread that we’ve woven into our lives in completely different ways. Not everybody gets to experience a community like this; it really is something special.
Thank you Jared for your contribution to Leadership in Action and Phi Sigma Pi!