Highlighting Leadership Experience and Competencies to GET THAT JOB (or Internship!)
Erika Cury, Career Center Graduate Assistant, Canisius College
Sheila Toomb, Career Center Graduate Assistant, Canisius College

This interactive and informational session will provide student leaders of all class year and majors an opportunity to learn more about how to utilize their leadership experiences in their own professional development. This session will cover topics such as: designing your perfect elevator speech, how to highlight leadership experience on your resume, understanding what employers look for in college students and how your leadership experience will help you stand out from your peers. .

Building Teams! : Advice on How Leaders Can Shape Groups into Teams Using Team Builders
Savonne Crews, Graduate Resident Director, Buffalo State College

Dynamic leaders know how to build teams. Team-building exercises can be a powerful way to unite a group but only if the exercises are carried out strategically. Leaders set the stage for success by creating a positive atmosphere which can be accomplished through team building exercises. Participants will learn the purpose of team builders and how to effectively utilize them in meetings, programs, retreats, etc. Participants will also leave this session with creative ideas for icebreakers, team builders, and energizers.

Advocacy 101—What Does it Mean and How Does it Work?
Kristen Mruk, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Genesee Community College

Student Government Associations are tasked with a multitude of responsibilities ranging from overseeing clubs and organizations to managing student activity fee distribution.  On top of that, SGAs are encouraged to advocate for student needs and make positive change on campus, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start and what should be a priority.  In this participatory session, student government leaders will learn what it means to advocate, practical steps to use with your SGA colleagues as well as work in groups to practice what you learn.

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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