LAS offers students many opportunities to develop leadership skills and participate in service and civic opportunities.
Leadership is an important quality that many employers and graduate programs desire—some of those skills and competencies include empathy, communication, teamwork, community involvement, and innovation. Service learning will provide you with opportunities to give back to the community and develop valuable skills such as empathy, leadership, communication, problem solving, civic engagement, and teamwork.
As a student, you'll want to develop leadership skills and competencies that will position you for leadership roles both on and off campus. Leadership is an ongoing process that involves reflection and engagement.
From taking a leadership class to taking on a leadership role in a RSO, here are some ideas for building your leadership capabilities at UIUC.
- LAS 399: Leadership and Professional Development
- The LAS Global Leaders Program
- Illinois Leadership Center
- Minor in Leadership Studies
- List of Registered Student Organizations
- University Housing Paraprofessional Employment
- Counseling Center Paraprofessional Program
- The Career Center's paraprofessional program
Interested in giving back to your community? UIUC offers many classes, RSOs, and opportunities to learn through service while developing valuable skills for your future career.
- The Office of Volunteer Programs
- Alternative Seasonal Breaks
- Leadership Experience through Academic Development and Service (LEADS) Living-Learning Community
- Service-focused student organizations (Filter with the "service & philanthropy" category.)
- Social entrepreneurship: applying innovative design and business strategies to community issues to create positive change