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At NYU, leadership opportunities abound. Students can directly apply what they learn in the classroom to leadership opportunities "in and of" the great cities of the world.

There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations to join, and students can serve as Welcome Week leaders, Residence Advisors, and student government representatives. There are hundreds of sports and residence hall activities, guest lectures and conferences, service opportunities, and city excursions - many organized by students for the NYU community. Students' leadership also extends beyond campus: 85 percent of undergraduates engage in community service while at NYU.

The leadership programs below provide a sample of the opportunities available for students to get involved.

  • Alterative Breaks
    The Alternative Breaks Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about political and social community dynamics while becoming a catalyst for collaborative social change. Through learning and practice, students will explore the theory of integrating service, education, and reflection to create meaningful change in their communities.
  • FOCUS Mentorship Program
    FOCUS is a structured mentorship program designed to offer first- and second-year undergraduate students who identify as first generation college students and/or students of color the opportunity to develop relationships with NYU alumni, faculty, staff, graduate students or other professionals who can serve as resources and/or advocates through establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship.
  • Graduate Student Ambassadors Program
    Graduate Student Ambassadors are graduate students who are interested in developing a robust graduate community at NYU. In order to do so, GSAs facilitate excursions for other graduate students in and around the city.
  • NYU School of Medicine Student Ambassador Program
    The NYU School of Medicine Ambassador Program is a student-run leadership initiative through which interactions with future, current, and past students will improve communication about life and education at NYUSOM.
  • NYU Stern Board Fellows Program
    The NYU Stern Board Fellows Program matches top Stern MBA candidates with the boards of New York City-based nonprofit organizations for nine month fellowships. Fellows act as non-voting board members, serve on committees and complete a strategic governance project for the board.
  • NYU Stern Consulting Corps
    In partnership with select nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, and leading Stern faculty, SCC connects students with unique opportunities to extend their MBA education beyond the classroom to help tackle real business challenges. Students receive mentorship from alumni at top-tier consulting firms as well as faculty advisors.
  • NYU Stern Leadership Development Initiative
    The Stern Leadership Development Initiative helps students understand their leadership abilities, practice core leadership competencies through targeted workshops and activities, and apply what they’ve learned to real leadership experiences such as internships, the Stern Consulting Corps, and club leadership positions.
  • Students in the Military Advisory Board
    The Office of Graduate Student Life at the Student Resource Center is currently looking for both students currently in the military as well as veterans to serve on the Students in the Military Advisory Board. The advisory board will play an active role in sharing the needs of the students as well as providing input and assisting with events, programs and resources for students in the military.

  • Academic Achievement Program
    The College of Arts and Science at New York University is committed to the support of its Black, Latino, and Native American students so that these students can be successful in their careers at NYU. Consequently, a multifaceted program has been designed to develop and enhance the academic and leadership potential of these students.
  • Alterative Breaks
    The Alternative Breaks Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about political and social community dynamics while becoming a catalyst for collaborative social change. Through learning and practice, students will explore the theory of integrating service, education, and reflection to create meaningful change in their communities.
  • Class Activities Boards
    Class Activities Boards are a great way for NYU undergraduate students to get involved with campus life, meet other active students, plan interesting and fun events, and gain valuable leadership experience.  Each Class Activities Board provides engaging programming for the members of its class, from across all of the various schools at NYU.
  • Commuter Leadership Development Program
    The purpose of the CLDP program is designed to provide undergraduate commuter and off-campus students the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership style through various workshops over the course of a semester.
  • FOCUS Mentorship Program
    FOCUS is a structured mentorship program designed to offer first- and second-year undergraduate students who identify as first generation college students and/or students of color the opportunity to develop relationships with NYU alumni, faculty, staff, graduate students or other professionals who can serve as resources and/or advocates through establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship.
  • Fraternal Leadership Institute
    The Fraternal Leadership Institute is a seminar series for undergraduate members of the fraternity and sorority community that serve as a framework for developing leadership within the membership of the community. Emphasis will be placed on understanding your leadership identity and style, communication style, conflict management, service learning and social responsibility.
  • NYU Reynolds Changemakers Challenge
    The NYU Reynolds Changemakers Challenge is an opportunity for NYU undergraduate students to fulfill their visions of sustainable and scalable social change. Through a comprehensive array of workshops and resources, students establish nonprofits, for-profits or hybrid organizations that bring about positive social impact in communities across the country and around the world.
  • Residence Hall Leadership Programs
    Programs include interactive workshops, Leadership through Film, a residential student leader retreat, MLK Day of Service, Alternative Spring Break, Torch Days, Inter-Residence Hall Council, and National Residence Hall Honorary.
  • Women in Science
    The College of Arts and Science at NYU has instituted a Women in Science (WINS) program that seeks to cultivate the talents of women undergraduates who are interested in careers that focus on research in science and math. A core group of undergraduate women, WINS Scholars, are selected after the first year based on high academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in research and a career in science.

 

Is there a leadership event or program to add to the list? Please email us at leadershipinitiative@nyu.edu. Thank you.

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