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

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Student Leadership Trip to Washington DC

Audience: Students

March 16-22, 2020

This spring, the President's Office will once again be hosting their Student Leadership Program to Washington D.C. During spring break, students will be meeting with members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, attend policy briefings on U.S. higher education issues, attend a play, and take a tour of the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Students will also have time to explore Washington D.C. and experience the larger cultural opportunities of the Nation’s Capital.

This is a comprehensive leadership program that requires student participation for the first half of the spring semester, beginning with weekly meetings in January. Students will be expected to attend meetings and training workshops, complete reading assignments, and compile their talking points for when they meet with elected officials.

Applications are due Friday, October 18 and can be completed at this link.

Applicants must be actively involved on campus, in good academic standing, with a clean judicial record. 12-16 students will be selected to participate in the trip, with the final decision to be made within the President's Office.

A participation fee of $300 is required for all students selected, with most costs of the program underwritten jointly by the President's Office and University Advancement. Accommodations are available for students with profound financial need. Certain meals and out-of-pocket expenses are also the responsibility of each participant.

Please submit any questions you or your students have to Carl A. Herrin and Patrick Hare.

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 campuses 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.

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.