Class of 2018 invited to apply for leadership program
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy is inviting rising sophomores to apply for the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program, which aims to build students’ leadership skills that can be used in the classroom and in the real world.
Twelve students from the Class of 2018 who demonstrate a commitment to developing their leadership skills will be selected to participate in the program for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Students in the program will attend monthly seminars and engage with accomplished leaders in Rhode Island. Past speakers have included the president of the Rhode Island Foundation, senior vice president of CVS Caremark and a state Superior Court judge.
In addition, students will work in groups to propose, design and execute their own service projects. Students will also be asked to write monthly reflections to document their progress throughout the program.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA as of September 2015 and must be able to attend all meetings of the group. They can come from any department or major, and do not need to be currently engaged in campus leadership activities. Acceptances will primarily be based on the goal of creating a diverse group of students.
- Identify and ask a Salve Regina faculty or staff member to nominate you by sending a simple nominating email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30 (letter of reference not required; nominators may not include Ducha Hang or Robin Hoffmann).
- Email a statement of interest (400-500 words) to email@example.com by April 2. The statement should indicate why you are interested in the program, what leadership experiences you have had (strong history of leadership is not required), and how you anticipate using leadership skills in the future.
Approximately two dozen applicants will be asked to participate in an interview with a member of the selection committee. As part of its decision-making process, the selection committee may also consult with an applicant’s First Year Transitions instructor.
The selection committee will notify students of their provisional acceptance (depending on academic standing and GPA as of Sept. 1, 2015) the week of April 27.