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Student Leadership Opportunities

It’s that time of year again, when officer elections are happening in student organizations, positions are opening up for next year, and leadership is all around.  Have you considered running for an office within an organization or applying for one of the many student leadership positions available across campus?

I know that in the Student Life Office, we have been eagerly watching the Student Senate election process unfold, seen our colleagues in residence life begin the hiring process for the RA position, and watched the students leading Alternative Spring Break trips prepare for their trips.  Intercultural Life has opened up new positions for hiring student staff, and today we begin our own informational sessions for joining the New Student Orientation staff.

Throughout my time as an RA and leader of a PAAC-like group in my undergraduate, through working with students in a variety of student leadership positions, I’m never surprised at the ways in which student leadership positions help to engage students in learning about who they are and who they want to become.  Whether the leadership position is within one’s work study, taking the lead in the group you are assigned for class, or assuming a position within your student organization, you will learn something about the way you lead in taking on a new role.  It’s a great way to challenge yourself to meet your own potential.  You can help set the direction for the group you are leading, and you can learn how to build relationships across campus.

Take a moment to think about who you want to be as you leave campus.  What are your goals in your career?  In your home?  With your family and friends?  Are there skills you would like to build to be prepared to take on these challenges?

Think about Cornell’s educational priorities and outcomes.  You are likely already building skills around communication, intercultural literacy, ethical behavior, citizenship, vocation, and well-being, but could assuming a leadership role help you to better articulate one of these priorities?  Would you be able to think about using more formal language when writing to people inside and outside of the institution?  Do you want to know how to spend wisely and budget for the year?  Have you been thinking about something that your place of employment could be doing to enhance it’s work?  Talk to someone about what you are thinking and consider taking on a new role next year.

If you’re considering applying for one of the student leadership positions, check out these offerings from the Career and Civic Engagement Office:

Resume Writing Workshop

Monday, January 26th, 11:30am

Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons

  • Please join us in welcoming our presenter Kate Blake, Internship Coordinator from Transamerica. Kate and her team hire 120+ interns each year into various business functions at this leading global financial services company. Kate will share the basics and many dos and don’ts about writing an effective resume, and how to have yours stand out from the rest. This event is suitable for all class years and majors!
  • RSVP on JIVE today: (use your campus log-in and password to sign-in)


Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Thursday, January 29th, 11:30am

Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons

  • Please join Jason Napoli from the Career Engagement Center and Laura Farmer from the Writing Studio at this workshop to learn how to format, draft, and perfect a stand-out cover letter, an essential tool when applying for jobs or internships. Jason and Laura review dozens of cover letters each year and they look forward to working with you. This event is suitable for all class years and majors!
  • RSVP on JIVE today: (use your campus log-in and password to sign-in)

The Writer’s Circle

Ever wonder why professors assign 8-10 page papers, or why students can get different things out of reading the same text?

Come to the Writer’s Circle, a once-a-block gathering designed to encourage conversation about reading, writing, and the writing process. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

This block, the Writer’s Circle will take place at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 20 on Cole Library 2nd floor.