What happens if I can’t make one of the workshop dates?
You must be present for the duration of all four workshops. If you know you have a scheduling conflict, please apply during a different semester when your schedule is compatible with the workshop dates. If an accepted student misses a workshop, outside of emergency circumstances, they will be asked to withdraw from the program.
Are students from every school at NYU allowed to apply?
Yes, undergraduate students from every school at NYU are eligible to apply.
Is there any other work besides the workshops and one-on-one sessions?
Most of the work will be completed during the session. However, they may be a few take-home assignments that you will need to complete. We expect assignments to take no more than one hour to complete.
Will you hold these programs every semester? In other words, if I am not ready to participate at this moment, is it fine to wait to apply next year?
Yes, both programs will be held each semester.
Where will the workshops be held?
All workshops will be held at NYU Leadership Initiative Office, located at 12 Washington Place.
Can I apply to participate in both mentoring groups during the same semester?
You can apply for both programs but will likely only be able to participate in one. We advise that you read through the mentoring group description and workshop sessions in order to determine which program best suits your interests and goals at this particular moment in your NYU journey.
Do the programs have to be completed in order? Is one a prerequisite for the other?
Students are not required to complete Leading Yourself before Leading with Others. Each program is focused on different leadership developmental stage. However, if you are interested in fully benefiting from the multi-tiered learning structure, we recommend participating in Leading Yourself then Leading with Others.
Do I have to be a student leader to apply, or hold a leadership position?
We do not require students to have previous leadership experience to participate in the programs. The Leadership Initiative is committed to inclusive forms of leadership, and that also means inclusive forms of experience. There are many ways to make a difference and be of service in the world. Your concern and energetic engagement are essential.
What happens if I don’t get into this program? Are there other resources that the Leadership Initiative provides?
Yes, we’ll offer open workshops throughout the year, some of which replicate the material in this program. If you haven’t already signed up for our listserv, please do so so we can keep you informed as they are scheduled.
Can I still apply if I have previously participated in a Leadership Initiative or Office of Global Awards program?
Yes, you can still apply. However, please list your previous program in your application. This information will help us decide if this mentoring group overlaps significantly with your past experience. If so, we we will reach out to suggest other opportunities for continuous growth.