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!

Featured Event

Leadership Symposium

Friday, March 6, 2020

1-6pm, Student Center

Audience: Students (any)


The Leadership Symposium is a one-day leadership experience for all students at Worcester State. Beginning with keynote speaker Michael Miller, students will be able to choose from a variety of leadership-focused workshops facilitated by Worcester State staff and faculty members. Students will also have the opportunity to sign up for one-to-one leadership coaching. Following the workshops, students, workshop facilitators, and alumni will be invited to participate in a networking session. Workshop descriptions are now available on the Symposium website.


Light refreshments will be provided throughout the event, and heavy apps will be provided during the networking session.


Registration is now open, and space is limited! You can register for the Leadership Symposium by clicking this link.


The Leadership Symposium is sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development, Student Affairs, and the Alumni Association Advisory Board.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Orientation Leader Applications

Applications for summer 2020 Orientation Leaders are NOW OPEN!


Becoming an Orientation Leader is a great opportunity to learn more about your personal leadership style and working as a team, as well as a time to meet many new people. Spend the month of June working with the Orientation staff to welcome to class of 2024!


Past Orientation Leaders include Kate, Herman, and Maribel, all who you can read about on our Faces of Leadership blog!


Orientation Leaders are paid $1700 for the month of June and are provided housing and some meals during training and the Orientation programs.


More information and the application link can be found on our Orientation Leader page!

Presidential Student Ambassadors

Interested in getting involved with Worcester State University -- on- and off-campus? Now is your chance!


The President's Office is currently accepting applications from students who wish to become a Presidential Student Ambassador (PSA). PSAs are a group of students sanctioned by the President’s Office to knowledgeably promote the positive image of Worcester State University through leadership and interpersonal relations. If chosen for this role, you will have the unique opportunity to represent President Maloney both on-campus and in the community (possibly even internationally), at a wide variety of events with distinguished alumni, donors, elected officials, and prospective students -- among others.


Specific criteria and expectations for the program can be found at https://www.worcester.edu/Presidential-Student-Ambassadors/


To apply, please fill out an application, which can be found at https://www.worcester.edu/New-Ambassador-Application/ The application deadline is March 1st!


Want to know more about WSU’s PSA program? Check us out at the above website, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wsupsa/); Twitter and Instagram @WSU_PSA


If you have any questions, please contact Julia Demkowicz either by telephone (508-929-8020) or email (studentambassadors@worcester.edu).

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.

Website Redesign!

Make sure to check out the newly redesigned Leadership at Worcester State website! This site is home to information about all of our leadership programs, campus leadership opportunities, and the Faces of Leadership Blog!


If you are interested in writing a post for our blog, or having your story/project featured, please contact Sarah Potrikus at spotrikus@worcester.edu.

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.

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 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.