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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 2019 Sessions: Feb. 5 - March 27

 
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

WAYS YOU CAN EARN SESSION CREDIT:

  • Attend at least 4 or 8 in-person SLA sessions
  • Two online SLA sessions will be recorded and uploaded. After watching, answer the prompted questions and submit for credit. (coming soon)
  • Complete one hour of volunteer work and submit the form we give you for credit.
  • Complete a mock interview with Internship & Career Services to earn credit.
  • Attend a ALICE Training and provide a copy of completion certificate to earn credit. ALICE Training at Kent State Stark is open to Stark State College students enrolled in the Student Leadership Academy.
    • View ALICE Training sessions
    • Kent State Stark students: Click Registration required and register online.
    • Stark State College students: Contact Emily Ribnik at Kent State Stark Counseling Services at starkcounseling@kent.edu. Include your name and email, and indicate you want to register as part of the Student Leadership Academy. You will be registered manually and will receive a confirmation email.

LET US KNOW YOU'RE PLANNING TO PARTICIPATE:

REGISTER FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


career development Track Sessions:
 

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

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    S203 Student Center
    Stark State College

 
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. 12
    11 - 12:30 p.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
EARLY CAREER SEMINAR: ESTABLISHING YOURSELF - CANCELED
New workers and recent graduates 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. 19 - CANCELED
    11 - 11:50 a.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. 26
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
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 transferrable skills through an easy interactive tool. Practice how to implement a successful strategy to land your dream internship or job! 

  • Tuesday, March 5
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
NETWORKING

Networking is so important when it comes to landing an internship, job or just connecting to other people. Learn some insightful ways about how to make networking a positive experience.

  • Tuesday, March 12
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1

    Kent State University at Stark

 
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 19
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
LINKEDIN

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 26
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP Track Sessions:
 

IMMIGRATION: A PERSONAL JOURNEY | NATIONAL EVERYONE MATTERS DAY
The presenter will share her personal immigration story and career on immigration in higher education.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
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. 13
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
BUDGET & 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. 20
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    S203 Student Center
    Stark State College

 
BECOMING A CULTURALLY COMPETENT INDIVIDUAL

This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to develop skills that will increase their level of cultural competency both in their everyday lives, as students and both employees/employers in the workplace and from a broader, societal perspective. Additionally, participants will engage in discussions regarding what it means to become culturally competent and how to develop practical tools and strategies. Also, participants will learn the benefits of becoming more culturally competent as well as the risks in failing to do so.    

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

 
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 6
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    S203 Student Center
    Stark State College

 
DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS

Discovering your strengths and utilizing them can maximize your effectiveness both personally and professionally. During this session you will identify your top five strengths and learn what makes each leader valuable and unique. 

  • Wednesday, March 13
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M100 & 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 20
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    M101 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center
    Stark State College

 
LINKEDIN

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 27
    11 - 11:50 a.m.
    Main Hall Conference Room 1
    Kent State University at Stark

Contact:

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