First Year Leadership Seminar

The deadline to apply for the First Year Leadership Seminar has been extended to Friday, September 4!

The offices of Student Engagement & Leadership and Academic Advising teach a fall semester class for first-year students on the theme of Leadership. This non-credit, no-grade class (no studying, no tests, no pressure!) meets one hour per week and provides an opportunity for aspiring student leaders to build skills and understanding as a way to fast-track them into future leadership positions, both at ACPHS as well as in their careers.

Students with all levels of experience in leadership (including aspiring leaders) are encouraged to apply. Interested students should complete the application linked on the sidebar of this page and email it to StudentLeadership@acphs.edu by no later than Friday, August 7. (deadline extended to Friday, September 4).

The goals of the class include the following:

  • Explore the wide variety of leadership opportunities, tracks, and application paths available at ACPHS, including positions within clubs, student chapters of professional health care organizations, professional fraternities, student government, peer tutoring and mentorship, and academic support opportunities
  • Establish personal connections with current student leaders, faculty, and administration
  • Build and refine the tools and skills essential for applying for leadership positions, internships, interviews, and jobs
  • Augment one's understanding of leadership skills, practices, and the language of leadership for future use

The First-Year Leadership Seminar is taught by professional staff members from the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, Academic Advising, and select faculty, who bring extensive experience in leadership development and teaching in higher education. The class will be taught with frequent interactions with expert guests, hands-on learning, and a focus on practical knowledge.

Acceptance into the class is based on the application and space is limited. All applicants will be notified about the status of their applications. The class for the 2015 fall semester will meet on Wednesdays, from 3:45 to 4:45 pm, in the Student Center's Rite Aid Lounge, beginning on Wednesday, September 9.

Special Opportunity: This year we will be selecting five first year students from this Seminar to participate in the Student Leadership Retreat, a day-long student leadership retreat at the Silver Bay YMCA & Conference Center, on Saturday, September 12, 2015. This exceptional opportunity will provide leadership training, two nationally renowned keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and an opportunity to make connections with the top student leaders from both ACPHS campuses. Food, transportation, and attendance costs will be provided by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. To be considered, complete your application for the Seminar and answer 'Yes' to question #6. Winners will be notified at the first class meeting. See the following link for more details: Student Leadership Retreat.

Updated: August 27, 2015

Apply for the Leadership Seminar

Questions?

Elizabeth McGarry, M.S.
Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
518-694-7366
Elizabeth.McGarry@acphs.edu

D. Reid Ockerman, M.S.
Asst. Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
518-694-7352
Reid.Ockerman@acphs.edu

 

Kimberly Stoutenburg, M.A.
Academic Advisor - First Year Students
518-694-7893
Kimberly.Stoutenburg@acphs.edu