Student Leadership Academy | Kent State University

Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop valuable skills your future employers are looking for: communication, motivation, goal setting and presentation skills.

If you're looking to build your resume, meet new people and show that you have more than just a good grade point average, then Student Leadership Academy is for you. No previous leadership experience is necessary.

Spring 2018 Sessions: Feb. 6 - March 28
 

Two Tracks Available:

  • Career Development
  • Personal Leadership

How It Works:

  • Career Development sessions are offered on Tuesdays
  • Personal Leadership sessions are offered on Wednesdays
  • Sessions are held at Kent State Stark and Stark State College
  • You can choose to attend sessions in one specific track, our you can choose sessions from both tracks to meet your own personal needs
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long unless otherwise indicated

Certifications:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions in a specific track to receive a specialized certificate
  • Attend 8 of 16 sessions in both tracks to receive a general certificate

LET US KNOW YOU'RE PLANNING TO ATTEND:

REGISTER FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


Career Development Track Sessions:
 

RESUME & COVER LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP
This interactive workshop covers the resume and cover letter writing process. Find out the do’s and dont’s of effective professional correspondence. 90 minutes

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1

    Kent State University at Stark

 
JOB FAIR 411

Successfully navigating an employment fair can be challenging. Planning ahead of time can make all the difference, especially if this is the first time you are attending this sort of event. This session will cover the format of an employment fair including making the most of the event, how to properly dress for success and how to create your personalized statement for on-site employers. 90 minutes

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13
    2 - 3:30 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
EARLY CAREER SEMINAR: ESTABLISHING YOURSELF

Students can learn how to choose benefits, build a budget that accommodates rent and commutes, and understand how and why to start investing to grow money for retirement.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
OH THE PLACES WE WILL GO ... THE ADVANTAGES OF INTERNSHIPS

Don’t rely on luck or fate in your career. Professional success is about putting yourself in a position to create numerous opportunities. A great way to start is by getting out of the classroom and into an internship, which exposes you to the day-to-day ups and downs of a profession. Take your experience to the next level by creating a career map for your future success.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
YOU'VE GOT SKILLS ... TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Learn how the strengths and skills you have developed throughout your past academic, volunteer, and employment experiences can transfer with you throughout your career path and become an asset on your resume, in networking conversations and during the interview process. Discover the magic formula that will allow your resume to stand out from your competition by incorporating transferable skills through an easy interactive tool. Practice how to implement a successful strategy to land your dream internship or job! 

  • Tuesday, March 6
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
NETWORKING WITH THE CANTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND YSTARK!

Networking is so important when it comes to landing an internship, job or just connecting to other people. Meet local young professionals who will share their tips, tricks and insight about how to make networking a positive experience.

  • Tuesday, March 13
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
DRESS FOR SUCCESS ON A BUDGET

This session will help you design your work wardrobe on a budget. Having a few versatile pieces in your closet can transform any average look into a professional one. Come see how it can be done. 

  • Tuesday, March 20
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
LINKEDIN: LEVERAGING YOUR CURRENT NETWORKING POSSIBILITIES

LinkedIn is one of today’s fastest growing online networking outlets in the professional industry. This session will educate you on the importance of first impressions, why a “selfie” is not the best choice, what online “networking” can do for you now and more! 

  • Tuesday, March 27
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

Personal Leadership Track Sessions:
 

THE POWER OF CAMPUS CONNECTIONS
The college experience can be so enriching. Learn about the value of campus connections and how getting involved can lead to leadership organizations, meeting new people and a world of opportunities right on your campus. 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 7
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: IT BEGINS WITH YOU
Recognizing your own behaviors and weaknesses in this area can have real benefits! Learn ways to identify and manage your own emotions and how to be aware of the emotions of others in most any situation. 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 14
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
BUDGET AND CREDIT FINANCIAL SEMINAR: THE SPENDING DIET
In The Spending Diet, we will talk about expense tracking and budget planning, as well as introduces the “Should I Buy It” checklist.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    220 Main Hall
    Kent State University at Stark

 
WHY IS DIVERSITY IMPORTANT?

This session will focus on the many dimensions of diversity as well as an overview of privilege and the significance for students to understand why diversity should be important to them as they complete their educational goals and ultimately transition into the workforce and prepare to compete in the global marketplace.  

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
PERSONAL WELLNESS/STRESS

Stark State College Counseling Services will share about their services and tips and tricks to help you cope with the daily stresses of life, inside and outside the classroom. Resources for Kent State Stark Counseling Services will also be available. 

  • Wednesday, March 7
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
WHAT'S YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE?

This session is designed to tap into your strengths and help you realize your leadership potential. Leaders are everywhere, so come find out how you can offer something positive and amazing to someone else.

  • Wednesday, March 14
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
GROWTH MINDSET: REWIRING YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR FUTURE

You can change your future by changing the way you think. Sounds crazy? It’s not, it’s science. In this session, we will explore how the way you think and talk to yourself can dictate how much you learn and what simple changes you can make to harness the science and impact your future. 

  • Wednesday, March 21
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    220 Main Hall
    Kent State University at Stark

 
LINKEDIN: LEVERAGING YOUR CURRENT NETWORKING POSSIBILITIES

LinkedIn is one of today’s fastest growing online networking outlets in the professional industry. This session will educate you on the importance of first impressions, why a “selfie” is not the best choice, what online “networking” can do for you now and more! 

  • Wednesday, March 28
    2 - 2:50 p.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

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ETIQUETTE LUNCHEON - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Did you know there are “rules” when it comes to professional dining? Most people do not know proper dining etiquette, so Student Leadership Academy has created an event for you to learn the “do's” and “don’ts” in this professional setting. Learning important skills can help you when you’re on a job interview or an important business lunch. Join us for an afternoon of eating and educating at the Kent State Stark Conference Center. Reservations required by Friday, Feb. 27. Business casual dress expected.

  • Friday, March 2
    Doors open at 11 a.m.
    Program begins 11:30 a.m.
    Conference Center
    Kent State University at Stark
     

    No longer taking reservations, event has reached capacity.

 
SLA CELEBRATORY LUNCHEON - INVITATION ONLY

This luncheon is designed to celebrate those who have successfully completed the Student Leadership Academy program. Listen to leadership from both Stark State College and Kent State University at Stark speak and celebrate your accomplishment. Program certificates will also be distributed. This event is invitation only upon completion of the Student Leadership Academy program.


Contact:

Ashley Brightbill
Manager, Student Activities & Services
Academic Success Center
40 Campus Center
330-244-5041
abright6@kent.edu