Honors students will build on their educational experiences to become leaders in society and the world. Students will pursue co-curricular activities that allow the students to cultivate leadership skills and competencies.
- Students will be able to show a record of meaningful and relevant leadership experiences that could range from small opportunities to larger, community-based projects.
- Students will seek and apply for grants and awards that demonstrate achievements and facilitate the students’ ongoing development.
Whether through involvement on campus or off, there are a variety of ways to develop your leadership skills and competencies. The sky is the limit, but you may want to consider some of these opportunities:
- Find a job! Employment in a part-time job can help you to develop transferable skills that will serve you well in any workplace. On-campus jobs are often good options for students, as on-campus employers tend to be more flexible about working around class schedules and transportation is rarely an issue.
- Develop teaching and communication skills in your area of interest by becoming an undergraduate teaching assistant or a tutor.
- Provide leadership where you live by seeking a job with University Housing or University Dining Services.
- Learn more about the health professions and working in a medical center through a job at the Wexner Medical Center.
- Campus jobs exist throughout the university…check the Student Financial Aid web site for opportunities.
- Find an internship! Internships offer a great opportunity to develop career-related skills, apply knowledge learned in the classroom, and make career connections. Arts and Sciences Career Services and your major department are good resources for internship opportunities related to your career plans.
- Get involved!
- The Student Activities student organization directory provides a comprehensive list of student organizations at Ohio State.
- Connect with the honors community through an Honors & Scholars organization or ASC Honors Peer Mentors.
- Find an academic community through academic/department/college clubs and organizations. Talk to your academic advisors about student organizations that might be particularly relevant to your academic interests and goals.
- Consider opportunities to develop your leadership skills and competencies offered through programs offered by Student Activities.
- Become a Peer Research Contact through the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry and use your experience to help others get involved in research.
- Give back! Involvement in service-related activities provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills as well.
- Study leadership in the classroom. Consider a leadership studies course or the Leadership Studies minor.