Leadership Programming Interns
Leadership Programming Intern(s) assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the leadership initiatives and programs for the Center for Student Engagement.
Class of 2016
Hometown: Westbury, NY
Major: Psychology, Counseling and Human Services Minor
Involvements: Scranton Emerging Leaders (SEL) I Graduate, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Psychology Club, Intramural Basketball
Definition of Leadership: The dictionary classifies the word “leadership” as a noun. However, I feel that leadership would be more accurately described as a verb. Leadership is the ability to influence the people around you and inspire a chain reaction of motivation and movement towards a common goal. Leaders have the talent to not only drive a group of people, but also choose the direction in which to move.
Favorite Thing at Scranton: The welcoming environment on campus that inspires every student to get involved. I love the fact that there is a club on campus for everyone and how easy it is to find your niche.
Class of 2015
Hometown: Pompton Plains, NJ
Major: Biology pre-med minor: Spanish
Involvements: Orientation Assistant, Circle K, Biology Club, Health Professions Organization, Royal Ambassadors Greeter and Tour Guide, Moses Taylor Hospital Volunteer, P.A.C.T. presenter, Scranton Emerging Leaders (SEL) I Graduate, SEL student facilitator, and Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.
Definition of Leadership: Leadership is a difficult word to define, and has many factors that contribute to its overall definition. Leadership is the ability to assertively guide and inspire others to pursue a common vision or goal. Leadership is also the ability to influence others via one’s character, values, and humility. Lastly, I feel that leadership is the ability to engage others to utilize their strengths to contribute to the overall success of the group.
Favorite Thing at Scranton: My favorite thing at Scranton is my “Scranton family,” meaning the welcoming and supportive campus community. Whether it be faculty, staff, or students, everyone truly wants to see others succeed, and this positive atmosphere allows us to form a home away from home.
Class of 2015
Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Major: Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Human Services
Involvements: Scranton Emerging Leader I Graduate, Psychology Club, Head Start volunteer, Royal P.A.C.T. Facilitator, Jane Kopas Women’s Center volunteer, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Relay For Life, and Intramural Volleyball.
Definition of Leadership: Leadership is the gift to encourage and motivate others positively toward a certain goal. A leader must acquire knowledge and are not shy may to rely on resources for help. The ability to motivate others I believe is the main component for obtaining leadership qualities. A leader must be an inspiration to all and also remember that not every person learns and acts the same. A leader must treat everyone as their own individual person. Working together with others peacefully should come naturally in a group setting and a one on one setting. A leader should not only be a great active voice but a great listener as well. Leadership is a quality that you are born with but with patience and guidance anyone can be a leader.
Favorite Thing at Scranton: My favorite thing at Scranton is the amazing close community and spirit we have on campus where a complete stranger will always open a door for you.
Class of 2016
Hometown: Oradell, NJ
Involvements: Orientation Assistant, Habitat for humanity
Definition of leadership: A leader is someone that is trustworthy and able to help a group reach a common goal
Favorite thing at Scranton: The sense of community by far!