Jak Kramer, Honors Peer Mentor

Jak Kramer, Honors Peer MentorHometown: Pendleton, IN.
Major: Insurance & Risk Management
What do you like most about being an Honors student?

Personally, my favorite part of being a member of the Honors College would have to be the community of student and faculty. Coming to college, I was afraid that I would not be able to find a group of peers that would heavily emphasize the importance of education. Once I met with the different Honors students within my residence hall, I could tell that I was going to be surrounded by a group of people that would push me to be the best Sycamore I could be.

Leadership and involvement at STATE:

Throughout my first three years at ISU, I have found the time to be involved in a number of different student organizations. To start off, I am a President’s Scholar as well as a member of the Networks Professional Development Program. I joined the Student Government Association my freshman year as a member of the Student Leadership Coalition and later became a Senator before I stepped into my current position of Director of Public Relations. I also joined a professional fraternity (Gamma Iota Sigma) and a social fraternity (Delta Sigma Phi) where I was the twice elected President and Vice President. Finally, I have also worked on campus as an Office Assistant in the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity and as a Welcome Team Leader.

What advice do you have for incoming Honors students?

My biggest advice to an incoming student is to always push yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. You have to realize that everyone is in the same boat as you. Everyone is coming into a new environment where they are nervous about fitting in and making new friends. If you are able to push yourself to meet new people and take advantage of all of the opportunities that ISU puts in front of you, you will have an awesome four years!