A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way!

Considering applying to be a UNH student leader?  If not, what’s holding you back from seeking out a leadership position at UNH?  As a first-year student, the world and the UNH campus is your oyster!  Go for it!  You will have many opportunities presented to you this semester to apply for a leadership position.  Check out these great options:

Residents Assistant Selection Process (RA):  http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/CampusLife_StudentAffairs/residential_life/10625/.  The Resident Assistant position requires great organizational and interpersonal skills, leadership, strong ethics, accountability and creativity. As a Resident Assistant, you are part of a tremendous staff dedicated to the residential students of the UNH community. Have what it takes?  Applications are available now!

Orientation Leader (OL): OLs work to provide leadership and guidance to in-coming first-year students over the summer during our SOAR programs and throughout Welcome Week.  If you had an awesome OL and you think you have the leadership, enthusiasm and Charger pride it take to be an OL then apply!  See Greg Overend in the Office of Student Activities about the process and timeline!

Academic Peer Mentor: http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/215353/Academic Peer Mentors serve as an academic support system for students as they face new challenges and concerns during their first year of college. Peer mentors are trained to point first year students to faculty and other academic support professionals on campus, as well as help in the development of important study skills such as time management, reading, and note-taking.

Alternative Sprung Break: Love community service?  Want to give back to the local New Haven community by dedicating your spring break to service?  Check out this great opportunity! http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/CampusLife_StudentAffairs/communityservice/10674/  Applications are available now!

President’s Public Service Fellowship: The President’s Public Service Fellowship places highly qualified UNH students in a non-profit or public service work environment for eleven weeks during the months of June, July and August. Students are provided with housing on campus and given a stipend for approximately 35 hours of work per week. This program gives students valuable work experience, teambuilding and leadership skills, and awareness of the needs of their community. The program serves to foster positive relationships with the Greater New Haven community and showcases what UNH has to offer through the participating students. http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/CampusLife_StudentAffairs/communityservice/10676/ Applications are available now!

SURF: The University of New Haven’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program is designed to engage you in the experience of applied research with a faculty member. The full process involves crafting a research proposal, conducting a research project, preparation and presentation of results in written and oral-presentation form at a research fair. Applications are generally due in February or early March. Information is available from the Associate Provost’s Office.  Applications are available now!

LEAD (Leadership Education Achievement & Development Program):  All undergraduate students are offered the opportunity to take part in the leadership development programs offered by the Office of Student Activities.  LEAD is a three tiered leadership education program, and as a first-year student, you are invited to be a part of the Emerging Leaders Program.

To get involved in LEAD, you can email staff in the Office of Student Activities at Lead@newhaven.edu with your name, class year, phone number and email address. You can also stop by the Office of Student Activities and fill out a LEAD Registration Form!

So, get out there!  Be the leader you were born to be. It is a new year and a new semester, so now is the time to take that first step.  The next three years are ahead of you to polish up your leadership, but now is your time to show us what you are made of! Go Chargers!




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