Leadership Snapshot

A Guide to Leadership at Worcester State

Welcome to our Newsletter

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!

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.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Emerge Leadership | Applications Due this Friday!

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


Students who wish to apply for a spot in the Emerge program can complete an online application. Applications are due January 17! 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: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 4, 11

Orientation Leader Applications

Applications for summer 2020 Orientation Leaders are available January 21!


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!

Resident Assistant Applications

Applications for 2020-2021 RAs are now available online! All applications are due February 11.


Commuters: Email reslife.worcester.edu to access the application.

Residents: Sign onto MyHousing Portal to complete the application.

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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.

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.