Today I’m going to be talking about one of my favorite things that NC State offers. If you remember my intro blog I mentioned a lovely thing called the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service. You should also remember that from now on I’m typing that as CSLEPS for both of our sakes. CSLEPS offers many wonderful service and leadership opportunities (check the name), ranging from alternative spring breaks to working at the food pantry on campus. CSLEPS also sponsors something called the Visionary Leaders program, which I think is a wonderful opportunity for any student.
The Visionary Leaders program offers a variety of topics from Emotional Intelligence to Leading Diverse Groups to my personal favorite, Time and Stress Management. Whether it’s your first year or you’re on your victory lap*, the information in these sessions can help you become the best student/leader/activist you can be. Did I mention that CSLEPS offers a certificate if you complete a certain number of courses that you can put on your resume? Nothing looks better than showing an employer that not only can you manage time, but that you actively want to improve your skills. Come back soon to hear me talk about the other wonderful opportunities CSLEPS offers!
*A victory lap is any year after your fourth year**
** But seriously, don’t take eleven years