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Leadership Programs

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Collegiate Leadership Vanderbilt   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs   CLV allows up to 40 students to meet once a month with campus, local, and state leaders in various capacities. At the end of the year-long program, students travel to meet with alumni and explore a leadership topic based upon the city they visit.
Leadership Hall   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs   Leadership Hall is a living-learning community designed to help students after their first-year experience experience, identify, develop, and practice personal leadership styles while living and working together within a residence hall. 
North Star Leadership Series   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs    The North Star Leadership Series allows students to discover the opportunities and challenges of leading diverse groups in this millennium. Throughout the year, a variety of events will challenge students' notions of culture and humanity.
Emerging Leadership Series   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs    ELS is a semester-long program designed to help you as a first-year student discover your leadership abilities at VU. Through engaging workshops, group activities, and building relationships, ELS aims to transition your leadership experience from high school to the university community.
Morocco Project   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs and the Office of Active Citizenship and Service    The Morocco Project combines leadership development with civic engagement in a city that connects two continents: Africa and Europe. This four-week immersion in Tangier, Morocco provides students with an introduction to socially responsible leadership, service, and social justice issues in the global community as they serve in schools, foundations, and NGOs within this multicultural city.
Women's Leadership Exchange   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs, Dean of Students, Black Cultural Center, and Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center    WLX is a year-long series of programs open to all members of the Vanderbilt community and designed as a unique educational experience.
Resident Adviser    Office of Housing and Residential Education    RAs are paraprofessional student staff members for OHARE. RAs assume responsibility for fostering an environment that supports the academic and personal development of students. The position requires dedication, flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm as the staff will actively respond to the changing needs of the residential community.

Career Development

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Leadership in the Professions   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs   LIP is an annual event held in collaboration with one of Vanderbilt's professional schools. Students meet with faculty, staff, administrators, and professionals to learn about their careers and the leadership skills needed for their specific occupations. Administrators will also provide tips for admissions and answer questions concerning the process.
Opening Dores   Vanderbilt Alumni Association   Students and alumni connect over a casual meal for discussions about career or industry-related advice and tips on transitioning to the real world.
Law School 101 Alumni Panel   Vanderbilt Alumni Association   A panel of VU Law School alumni and admissions representatives offer real-world advice and insider tips about the law school process.
Alumni in the Field Panel Series   Vanderbilt Alumni Association   Alumni panels allow students to learn more about a specific career path. The panels represent different careers in a specific industry.
Career Exploration   VU Career Center   The Career Center provides many opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities, including career coaching appointments, workshops, career panels, Industry Career Days, and field trips. Through exploration, students can begin to identify the right professional fit within the world of work.
Career Coaching   VU Career Center   To begin mapping out a life direction, students are encouraged to complete an Individualized Coaching Action Plan (ICAP). Once completed, students can drop by the Career Center for a coaching assessment with one of the professional career coaches or peer career advocates on staff.
Career Clusters   VU Career Center   The Career Center has divided the world of work into seven different groups, or career clusters. Each of the clusters provide tailored programs, events, workshops, and coaching geared specifically to the needs of the students identified within them and the employers looking for qualified students.
Professional Development   VU Career Center   Many professional development services are provided including Resumes and Cover Letter Development and Interview Preparation (Mock Interviews and Optimal Interview).

 

"Real World" Experiences

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Global Summer Fellows Program   Global Education Office   This opportunity provides financial support to students participating in Vanderbilt-approved credit-bearing Summer and Maymester programs abroad.
Vanderbilt Initiative for Scholarship and Global Engagement   Global Education Office   VISAGE combines VU's deep commitments to international study and civic engagement through innovative scholarship and service opportunities abroad. Students explore topics of global significance through a year-long learning sequence.
Study Abroad   Global Education Office   Vanderbilt's Global Education Office offers more than 100 study abroad programs and information regarding scholarships.
Vanderbilt Internship Experience in Washington   Office of Active Citizenship and Service   VIEW provides students with 8-week public service internships with leading agencies and congressional offices in our nation's capital.
Preparing for Leadership and Service in a Diverse Society   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs and the Office of Active Citizenship and Service   PREP engages emerging leaders in small group discussions of relevant issues pertaining to leadership in society, cultural diversity, social justice, civic engagement, and professional development.
The Morocco Project   Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs and the Office of Active Citizenship and Service   The Morocco Project combines leadership development with civic engagement in a city that connect two continents: Africa and Europe. This four-week immersion in Tangier, Morocco provides students with an introduction to socially responsible leadership, service, and social justice issues in the global community as they service in schools, foundations, and NGOs within this multicultural city.
The Zanzibar Project   Office of Active Citizenship and Service   Learn to teach English as a second language and very basic computer skills to elementary and secondary school students. Bring your skills in art, music, and sports. Learn the melodious language of Swahili. All this on the tropical island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The Ecuador Project   Office of Active Citizenship and Service   Introduces students to the culture and social issues of the Ecuadorian region through community-based service. Students are invited to reflect on the importance of grassroots movements, social networks, and biodiversity.
The Sri Lanka Project   Office of Active Citizenship and Service   A new 30-day service learning program on the island of Sri Lanka. Teach conversational English to secondary school students at a Buddhist school in Moratuwa (teaching experience helpful but not required).

 


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Rietta Turner

Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment; 615-622-6834  rietta.m.turner@vanderbilt.edu

Kelsey Roberts

Graduate Assistant kelsey.roberts@vanderbilt.edu
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