Frequently Asked Questions
1.| Can anyone participate in Leadership University?
Yes, any student in good standing by university standards is able to participate in
Leadership University. We encourage students to be engaged members
of their communities in order to be successful in the program.
2.| Can seniors participate in Leadership University?
Yes, as stated previously, any student with good standing in the university is
eligible to participate. Seniors will be able to retroactively pull from events they
have attended in the past in order to create their portfolio.
3.| What is the time commitment associated with Leadership University?
If you’re a leader, it’s more than likely you have already committed the majority
of time needed to be successful in this program! Aside from the events you are
already engaged in, Leadership University requires writing reflections and creating an e-portfolio, along with meeting face-to-face with your mentor at least once each semester.
4.| Can anyone be my mentor?
Leadership University allows for a wide array of individuals to serve as mentors.
However, mentors must be professional resources such as advisors,
administrators, professors, or committed supervisors with whom you’ve developed
a professional relationship.
5.| How many activities must I participate in to finish Leadership University?
In total, students will need to complete 12 activities throughout the course of the program. These activities are self-selected and have a wide range of application for students. However, each activity must fit one of the categories: "lives,professions, or societies".
6.| What if I've never blogged or done professional writing?
It doesn’t matter! Students will be given a plethora of resources to enhance both
their portfolios and writing capabilities. Students will work with their mentors and
peers to enhance the development of their portfolios.
7.| What is the benefit of participating?
Students participating in Leadership University will have the opportunity to
distinguish themselves for future employers, recruiters, and graduate schools. Through reflecting on your experiences, you will be better-able to articulate your involvement and what you have learned when speaking with potential employers.
Being a part of Leadership University distinguishes you as a leader and allows
you to grow in your personal and professional development.
Page last modified February 17, 2015