Leadership and Mentorship

There's a life cycle to the honors program. Initially, our students benefit from the leadership and mentorship of others. After a few years learning the honors abilities, they become the next generation of leaders and mentors.

Here's the secret about the leadership and mentorship component: if you're an honors student, and you're already pursuing your passions and trying to make the world a better place, you're probably going to naturally wind up in a leadership position on your own! We want to make sure you get the credit you deserve and feedback that can help you become a more effective mentor in the future.

Examples

  • Serve as a peer mentor, Honors Ambassador, or learning facilitator for HON 1150
  • Take a leadership role on your Enterprise team, fraternity, sorority, club, or organization
  • Work with LeaderShape, Summer Youth Programs, or the Orientation team to help future generations of Huskies discover their own potential
  • Lead a project for a nonprofit group or tutor local students

Why do we include a leadership and mentorship component?

Great leaders and mentors are often great because they continually seek new opportunities to learn and grow. This component gives you the chance to strengthen your leadership skills in an environment where you can still reach out to your own mentors for advice.  You'll give back to the communities that you've enjoyed during your time at Tech, while developing skills to lead multidisciplinary teams in the workforce.

Time commitment

At least 15 hours of engagement.

"Leadership doesn’t automatically happen when you reach a certain pay grade. Hopefully you find it there, but there are no guarantees.""What is Leadership?" Forbes
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Your leadership and mentorship activity needs a solid foundation of honors skills, so think about ways you could lead during your junior or senior year.

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