Michelle Obama Hosts Her Fifth Annual Conference
Every year, Michelle Obama hosts her annual Beating The Odds conference for college students. Michelle Obama’s annual conference was also known as the #BetterMakeRoom campaign that she hosted was for first-generation college students. This conference was created to prepare these students with tools and strategies to succeed during their college journey. There were guest speakers and panelists present to share their experiences and leave their listeners with motivational quotes and ideas to help them get through their careers.
The event was live on Twitter for followers and first-generation students to watch at home on their personal devices to hear the stories and advice that the speakers and Michelle had to share with their viewers and listeners. Those who tuned in to view and hear what was said at the Beating The Odds conference wrote their thoughts on Twitter saying,
✨ “What makes you different is your super power — your unique voice. Find your voice in college, you have four years to find and perfect it” ✨
–@ElaineWelteroth, former @TeenVogue editor in chief at #BeatingTheOdds pic.twitter.com/DxAdKLINc9
— Tina (@tinpant) June 14, 2018
“College is *the best* idea!…. All you have to do is read, talk, and express your ideas. What’s the rush?” —@MichelleObama dropping 🔥 knowledge at the #BeatingTheOdds Summit. @BetterMakeRoom pic.twitter.com/hCs6f03ELj
— Teddy Landis (@TeddyLandis1) June 14, 2018
Even Michelle Obama shared her excitement about the summit with Twitter,
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 14, 2018
To the first-gen students I met in DC yesterday, and those across the country, I want you to know that I’m so proud of you. This is only the beginning of what you will achieve! #BetterMakeRoom #FBF pic.twitter.com/slc8RwG4or
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 15, 2018
Being the first within your family to go off to college can be quite difficult. It can be hard to navigate through college without the knowledge, advice, and tools to get through the college experience. This summit was a great event that Michelle put together for first-generation students experiencing or getting ready to experience college, and this will give students the ability to find confidence within themselves to succeed and stay motivated throughout their years at a college or university.