Cultivating student leadership and success
Introducing the Student Leaders Program (SLP)—a brand new team focused on shaping the leadership potential of U-M’s liberal arts and sciences students by transforming them into student mentors, coaches, and ambassadors for the LSA Opportunity Hub. Our mission is to support your development into leaders so that we can harness the power of your leadership and your connections across the college to reach LSA students who are currently unreached with transformative career support.
This opportunity is ideal for LSA students who:
Are you affiliated with student groups across campus? Have you recently used the Hub’s career services and feel compelled to make sure your friends and classmates know about us? Do you love making connections for a professional fraternity or athletics team you're part of? Maybe you’re a peer advisor or tutor in your spare time? Perhaps you volunteer for nonprofits or mission-based organizations that serve the historically underserved?
Whatever group or extracurricular work you’re actively involved with, we want to hear about it—the SLP is about building you up professionally so you can build up others too.
For the first time ever, the Hub’s Student Leaders Program is recruiting — and we want you on our team. Learn more about the benefits of being part of the SLP below, as well as the deadline and requirements to apply.
What are the benefits of serving as a Student Leader?
- Gain invaluable, relevant leadership experience and critical skills so you can develop a robust professional portfolio of career-building competencies by the time you graduate. These skills include providing constructive feedback, coaching, mentoring, and communicating that can transfer over to any career or role you pursue in the future.
- Access exclusive networking opportunities so you can establish relationships with LSA alums and employers across a variety of industries and organizations. This also means you’ll build long-lasting relationships with Hub employees who can vouch for you when the time comes.
- Learn life skills through proximity to incredibly knowledgeable Hub coaches and skill-building workshops that cover topics such as negotiating, interviewing, money management and financial literacy, and stress management and well-being.
- Unlock a treasure trove of Hub resources and opportunities, including how-to guides, career learning tools, and industry knowledge via the wide array of companies and industries that can steer you towards career paths and clarify your next steps.
- Pioneer the future of the SLP initiative, offering Hub staff your feedback, ideas, and recommendations that will make an impact on the entire LSA student body.
- Build meaningful connections with other LSA students and develop a peer network of camaraderie and support. Another fun perk—free Hub swag and goodies!
What are the expectations and time commitment?
SLP students will be expected to dedicate 5-10 hours per month to their role, supporting the Hub in the following ways:
- Training in LSA Opportunity Hub resources and coaching practices
- Mentoring and coaching students on very specific topics including, but not limited to: resume and cover letter writing, tailoring application materials, and more
- Offer peer feedback on student’s LinkedIns, resumes, and cover letters
- Outreach to LSA students you’re connected to via student group or elsewhere through existing communication channels like email, social media, text/SMS and WhatsApp, virtual or in-person meetings, word-of-mouth, and more
- Amplify the Hub’s reach on social media by following, liking, resharing, and reposting Hub content and spreading awareness of the Hub among the LSA population.
- Advocate for the Hub and point students towards relevant Hub resources to address student needs
- Attending monthly one-hour team meetings, sometime between 4:00-8:00 p.m. on a weeknight
Who is eligible?
- LSA students entering into their second, third, or fourth-year in fall 2022.
- Students actively involved, not just affiliated, with a student group that is either part of LSA or has a majority member makeup (50% or more) of LSA students OR has an interest in getting involved with a student group
- Committed to actively communicating to the student group(s) you’re involved in and to other LSA students. Examples of communication channels you might regularly use:
- Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok)
- SMS text or WhatsApp
- Group meetings (virtual or in-person)
- Passionate about the idea of mentoring and coaching students within a professional context and interested in supporting students’ development as they advance their professional aspirations