Student Leadership Program

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The CaPS Student Leadership Program is an experiential program that introduces and empowers students to take ownership of their career development through professional skill building and leadership development. Our CaPS Student Leaders are a vital link between all McGill students and CaPS. They are involved in various activities such as - workshop facilitation, as well as outreach & liaising with various student groups, departments and faculties across campus. Participation in the program is both in-person and virtual. 

The program is divided into 3 streams: 

1) Emerging Leaders

2) Career Leaders 

3) Digital Leaders

 

 

 


The Role within Each Stream:

1) Emerging Leaders (applications closed) 

Emerging Leaders (EL) receives training on facilitation and leadership to prepare them to take on the roles of leading our Emerging Leaders Workshops. EMs have the opportunity to build leadership capacities and life skills in relation to leading workshops, public speaking, peer-coaching and facilitation. The time commitment of this volunteer opportunity will average 10 hours per month in September and January, and less throughout the semester. It will be recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). 

2) Career Leaders (applications closed)

Career Leaders (CL) are a vital link between all McGill students and CaPS. CLs are involved in various activities such as - workshop facilitation and student outreach with various student groups, departments and faculties across campus. CLs develop skills related to public speaking, leadership, collaboration and career & self-development. The time commitment of this volunteer opportunity will average 8-10 hours per month and will be recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). 

3) Digital Leaders (applications closed)

Digital Leaders (DL) are involved in proposing and creating engaging content for CaPS’ social media platforms (primarily Instagram but also Facebook and Twitter). DLs develop critical skills in the area of digital communication & marketing, as well as an opportunity to hone their creativity. The time commitment of this volunteer opportunity will average 4-6 hours per month and will be recognized on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

 

*The service hours are tracked through myInvolvement and the volunteer experience appears on the Co-Curricular Record.


Benefits of Being a Part of the Student Leadership Program

You will:

  1. Gain career readiness skills as they relate to: professionalism, communication (written and oral), leadership, collaboration, technology and career and self-development 

  1. Engage in a meaningful experiential learning opportunity 

  1. Reflect on their experience, knowledge, skills and values 

  1. Build and sustain connections at CaPS and across campus 

  1. Communicate key aspects of their experience and acquired skills for future opportunities  

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact susan.ajersch [at] mcgill.ca (Susan Ajersch).

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