There are a variety of curricular and co-curricular leadership programming experiences that students can partake in while at MSUM.We know that employers are looking for students that can talk about their leadership experiences and skills in a job interview. Below are ways that students can gain these experiences and learn more about themselves and their leadership abilities.
First-year students in the fall semester are encouraged to get active through enrolling in the First Year Experience (FYE 101) course, participating in student organization and campus events, and joining the Leadership Learning Community.
First-year students in the spring semester and new enrolling spring semester transfer students are encouraged to get connected through participating in the Office of Student Activities' Emerging Leaders Program. This free, semester long program is offered each spring semester. In addition, if a student hasn't joined a student organization, this is the time to do so!
Students in their second and third year and new enrolling fall semester transfer students are encouraged to get involved through participating in MSUM's Dragon Leadership Program. This 2-year program accepts students in a cohort model each fall semester and builds upon one's previous experiences. It's the perfect next step! Students will become active and engaged members of campus and the surrounding community and the program formalizes the various activities and experiences that one should do while in college. Upon completion, one receives a medal that can be worn at graduation and is able to describe their various experiences in the employment application and interview process.
In addition to the Dragon Leadership Program, we encourage students to complete a Minor in Leadership Studies and find opportunities to volunteer in the surrounding community.
In addition to the sequence above, we encourage students to hold a leadership role in a student organization at some point during their time at MSUM.
Numerous departments also offer various student leadership positions including:
The Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute is an intensive 5-day residential program for women that typically happens each June.
Finally, students are encouraged to become a member in the professional association associated with one's career interests. Many of these professional associations, whether at the national, regional, state, or local level, have opportunities for students to get involved.
Stop by the Office of Student Activities in the CMU or talk to your academic advisor about how to get active, connected, and involved at MSUM!