Leadership in Careers Program


Leadership in Careers (LinC) is a program which welcomes and encourages students of any major, age, and year in school to participate. The program focuses on building leadership skills that are applicable to any field of study and chosen career path.

LinC is a six-week long professional development program with distinct approaches to integrating leadership into personal branding, public speaking, networking, interviewing, and professionalism. The objective of the program is to utilize all of the leadership experiences and skills learned in LinC during internship fairs and future career endeavors.

Beginning in January, students will participate in a three-hour long leadership workshop, which focuses on personal leadership style, community building, and professional communication techniques. Following the leadership summit, students will attend weekly meetings with the goal of infusing leadership into their career visioning and goal-setting. Prior to attending the Career and Internship Fair, there will be a networking event, which are opportunities to successfully execute leadership skills learned throughout the program.

The tentative schedule for this year’s program is as follows:

Saturday, January 26th, 12-3pm: Leadership Launch

Tuesday, January 29th, 6-7:30pm: Week 1 – Self-Advocacy and Empowerment

Tuesday, February 5th, 6-7:30pm: Week 2 – Personal Branding

Tuesday, February 12th, 6-7:30pm: Week 3 – Personal Strengths

Tuesday, February 19th, 6-7:30pm: Week 4 – Networking

Friday, February 22nd:  Career Fair

Tuesday, February 26th, 6-7:30pm: Week 5 – Networking

Tuesday, March 5th, 6-7:30pm: Week 6 – Closing Celebration

For more information, email linc@umn.edu.

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