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 February, students will participate in a four 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:

February 2nd, 12-4pm: Leadership Launch

February 5th, 6-7:30pm: Week 1 – Self-Advocacy and Empowerment

February 12th, 6-7:30pm: Week 2 – Personal Strengths

February 19th, 6-7:30pm: Week 3 – Personal Branding

February 22nd:  Career Fair

February 26th, 6-7:30pm: Week 4 – Public Speaking

March 5th, 6-7:30pm: Week 5 – Networking

March 12th, 6-7:30pm: Week 6 – Closing Celebration

For more information, email linc@umn.edu.

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