Emerging Leaders is a 9-week mentor/mentee leadership program for first-year students who want to enhance their leadership and communication skills, be successful in college, get involved on campus, and develop friendships. Mentors are sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are knowledgeable about succeeding in college, willing to share the ins and outs of Georgia State, and be a source of encouragement to mentees. Beyond the benefits to first-year students, the program also provides an excellent opportunity for upper-level students to demonstrate their leadership and “pay it forward.” Research has shown that students who get involved on campus have higher GPAs and are more likely to remain at the university. The goal of the Emerging Leaders program is to expose students to campus and community involvement opportunities, while simultaneously equipping them with the skills needed to succeed during their first year. Program highlights include weekly leadership workshops based on “7 Habits on the Go,” a virtual retreat, and interactive activities while social distancing during the semester.
Space in the Emerging Leaders program is limited. Interested participants should apply by the application deadline on Monday, February 1, 2021. Applications for mentees and mentors are available on the Panther Involvement Network. Questions about the program should be directed to Kirk Johnson, Student Affairs Advisor II for Leadership Programs.