Leadership Snapshot

A Guide to Leadership at Worcester State

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Every two weeks, you will receive the Leadership Snapshot in your inbox. The Leadership Snapshot highlights upcoming leadership events, including workshops, guest speakers, formal programs, and drop-in educational opportunities. Feel free to share these events with students, staff, faculty, and other members of the Worcester State community!

Upcoming Events & Programs

Emerge Leadership Circle Applications Now Open

Audience: Students (any)



Emerge Leadership Circle is a weekly workshop program held each semester to help students build their foundational leadership skills while developing a personal leadership philosophy.

By the conclusion of Emerge, participants should be able to:

  • Define their personal leadership style
  • Define leadership in their own terms
  • Demonstrate effective public speaking
  • Clarify their personal code of values


Want to nominate students for the Emerge program? Complete our online nomination form by September 13.


Students who wish to apply for a spot in the Emerge program can complete an online application. Applications are due September 23! Apply online by clicking this link!

*Students do not need to be nominated to apply for the Emerge program.


Emerge Leadership Circle is scheduled for Wednesdays from 4-6pm in the Student Center, North/South Room. Dates are as follows: October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20


Can't make it this semester? Applications for the spring program will be open in November.

Invitations for both the Engage and Excel program have been sent. If you have completed either of these programs, please check your email for more information.

OSILD Open House

Audience: Students, staff, faculty

Wednesday, September 18

10am-3pm, Student Center, 2nd Floor


The Office of Student Involvement is happy to provide an open house for the entire Worcester State community. Interested in learning more about what our office does? Stop by the 2nd floor of the Student Center to meet with staff members, plan your leadership experiences, learn more about student organizations, and get some free giveaways!

Student Support Network

Audience: Students


The Counseling Center is proud to offer training for the Student Support Network, a program that increases student leaders' social and emotional intelligence helping skills. During this 6-week training, students will learn how to identify, reach out to, and help students in distress. Upon completion of the program, students are considered part of the Student Support Network (SSN) and receive a certificate and shirt. Advanced SSN training and volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.


Students interested in participating in the Student Support Network can email Julie Glovin at jgloven@worcester.edu. Fall training begins the week of October 14 and lasts for 1 hour during six consecutive weeks. All training workshops are mandatory.


SSN is a JED Foundation recognized suicide prevention program and exists on campuese throughout the country.

Leadership in your Career

An important part of your leadership experience as a student is learning how to apply it to the real world outside of Worcester State. Career Services provides a variety of events throughout the year to help prepare you for the job market.
The Faces of Leadership Blog features stories of campus leaders, whether current students, faculty, staff members, or alum. Check back every two weeks to read more about members of our community.
We would love to invite any student, staff, or faculty member who is interested in writing for our blog to do so! Email Sarah Potrikus to learn more.

Practical Applications of Leadership

A job at Worcester State University is a great way to learn about real-world applications of your leadership skills. Check out a sample of current job postings below! All available student jobs can be found on Worcester State's Careers page.

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development provides a comprehensive co-curricular student experience through leadership development, involvement opportunities, and a diverse array of social, cultural, and educational programs for the entire Worcester State community. All of our programs challenge and encourage students to become empowered, inclusive, and knowledgeable future community and global leaders.