Leadership is generally defined as the act of motivating and inspiring others toward achieving common goals.
These experiences should help you explore your values, leadership principles, ethical boundaries, and self-awareness as you collaborate with others. Through this process, you will begin to understand how your unique personality and skills influence others.
You are expected to complete a minimum of 60 cumulative hours of leadership experience within two semesters.
Participation in leadership programs
Work as a Resident Assistant
Officer for a student organization or Greek group
Athletics team leadership positions
Other experiences fitting the stated goals of the category
- Each One, Teach One (EOTO) leader
- International Student Orientation (ISO) leader
- LEADS program
- President of Geology Club
- Resident Assistants
- Varsity Athletic Team Captain/Leadership Council/Tribe Leader
- You will be able to describe your purpose for and approach to the process of leadership and will recognize how this manifests in the work that you do.
- You will learn to work effectively with others due to an understanding of leadership principles.
- You will be able to articulate principles that guide your work with others.
- You will reflect on how you wish to engage in leadership during and after your Cornell experience.
- Describe what you did to gain leadership experience. From this experience, what did you learn about skills and characteristics of an effective leader?
- What did you learn about working with peers and/or individuals who differ from you? Please be specific.
- Apply what you have learned about leadership to a challenge you have had in working with others. What could you have done differently?
- How can you continue to strengthen your leadership skills in the future and what steps will you take next?
- How did you apply what you learned in the classroom to your experience?
- Create a resume entry, including the title of the position/experience and 1-3 bullet points (resume style) describing your experience.