Student Leadership Symposium
The Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center Student Leadership Symposium assists student leaders to achieve their leadership potential. The symposium offers presentations on the different aspects of being a leader in a changing society. It also gives students an opportunity to use their leadership and creative skills to compete for scholarship money by working on a group project for a community business or organization. The symposium includes presentations by guest speakers as well as Texas Tech faculty. The Fall 2008 Symposium is scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2008. The Symposium's theme is "Cultural Intelligence and Entrepreneurship." To apply please complete the application form and submit the required documentation to the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Administration Building Suite 170 or Box 5065. For more information, please call (806) 742-8682. Priority deadline is Friday, August 29, 2008 and the final deadline is Friday, September 12, 2008.
2007 Student Leadership Symposium Student Participants' Comments
Public Relations - Jayme Allison
"Thank you for the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Leadership Symposium. The experience is one that I will not forget. It was great to meet fellow leaders from various backgrounds."
Electronic Media & Communications - Morgan Cunningham
"I enjoyed the Student Leadership Symposium because it provided me with a great opportunity to network with other student leaders, as well as professional leaders in our local community. I feel that our challenge to design marketing strategies for non-profit organizations was a creative use of our talents and ideas. Not only did this project benefit the non-profits..it also allowed us to practice our leadership skills positively and collectively."
Biology - Crhistian Guerrero
"The Leadership Symposium was beyond what I expected. The Speakers were awesome and the different session were very informative. The best part was the project with the non-profit organizations. Although we worked under pressure and had a time limit, it was quite an experience. The presentations by the non-profits organizations made me realize that there is so much out there that needs to be taken care of."
Human Development & Family Studies - Stephen Locascio
"When I first arrived, I really did not know what to expect, but after meeting some of the other students I felt more at ease with the entire thing. The speakers that were provided during the Symposium were nothing less than amazing. They truly inspired me and what I was doing. The best thing that I did take out of this entire experience would have to be all the amazing people I interacted with."
Biochemistry and Mathematics - Joshua Nunez
"The Student Leadership Symposium encouraged me to use my peculiarities and unique culture, as well as my peer's diversity, as a launching pad for leadership and innovation."
Engineering - Maanisaad Shahriar
"It was amazing how we worked together in 'The Apprentice' like groups of random participants and how quickly we synergized into a working group and came up with feasible solutions to real world problems."
Accounting and Finance - Amber Vinson
"This Leadership Symposium was a great experience. It provided me with open doors to network and gain some self confidence about being a good leader."
Fall 2008 Student Leadership Symposium
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