Student Ambassador Leadership Program (SALP)
For thirty years, Student Ambassadors have represented and promoted engagement at Columbus State by assisting departments on campus, supporting campus sponsored events, engaging with their peers, and much more. Each year, approximately 15-20 Student Ambassadors are hired with the purpose of supporting campus engagement in service to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and campus guests. Additionally, through SALP, students build the campus community with their peers, faculty and staff mentors, and campus exposure. Even more, SALP support professional development through leadership and career training, resume building opportunities and establishing a professional network. Most importantly, SALP provides a platform for Student Ambassadors to explore and enhance their own leadership skills and goals!
Are you the next Student Ambassador? Find out more about SALP and how you can join by:
- Asking a current Student Ambassador around campus (look for them at campus events or in your class);
- Checking out their page on CougarConnect;
- Visiting the Student Engagement and Leadership Office in Nestor Hall 116
- Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
The NSLS is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 695 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,033,984 members nationwide. In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.
Benefits to joining are:
- Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume;
- Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more;
- Members will have access to a professional network of like-minded individuals;
- Members will have access to chapters at transfer institutions including, Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University; Kent State University; Miami University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio University, Shawnee State University, The Ohio State University, The University of Akron,Tiffin University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Wright State University and many more!
Columbus State offers both online and in-person chapters for Columbus State students. To learn more and if you are eligible to participate in NSLS, visit the NSLS CougarConnect page or email email@example.com.
Become an Officer within a Student Club, Organization and Affiliation (COA)
Did you know that Columbus State offers approximately thirty Student COAs each year? Did you know that each Student COA is required to have students lead, direct and carry-out the operations of the group as Officers? Did you know that Officers develop tons of practical and transferable skills that will benefit them today and in their future? If not, you do now! Consider joining or starting a Student COA today and begin developing your leadership skills!
Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio (CLCO)
Each November, the Student Ambassador Leadership Program hosts the CLCO at Columbus
State Community College in celebration and recognition of student leadership development
for college students across the state of Ohio! Through CLCO, colleges students are
given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, hear from expert speakers,
engage in hands-on community service experiences, and network with other students
and professionals across Ohio.
Student Engagement and Leadership and the Student Ambassador Leadership Program host
the event. CLCO's goal is to reach out to college students across Ohio. Conference activities teach students leadership skills they can use in their daily
lives and in their future jobs. It's a way to network with other college students who are as passionate about leadership
as a way of life.
This year, CLCO and SALP celebrates its ten years on on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, 2019! Over the last 10 years, more than 1,000 attendees have had the opportunity to participate in this conference and we are honored to celebrate with the people we met, the speakers we have heard, and the experiences we have made through this awesome student created, designed and led initiative. This year's theme is 10 Years Later: The Evolution of Leadership with the purpose for attendees to develop a culture of collaboration and employ developmental leadership skills. Key areas of focus include developmental leadership, collaboration, communication, holistic wellness, self-efficacy, diversity, and equity.
To learn more about CLCO, visit the conference website here or contact the Office of Student Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Many students participate in and gain leadership skills by gaining a Student Employment position on campus. As a part of Columbus State's Career Services office, Student Employment is a resource that helps currently enrolled students find part-time employment opportunities on-campus and off-campus through our network of non-profit partners. Some positions are open to all students, while others may require a type of Financial Aid known as Federal Work Study. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Columbus State Community College.
To learn more about Student Employment positions and how you may develop your leadership skills through working on campus, visit the Career Services website or visit them in Nestor Hall 113!
Follow us on social media to see Columbus State #StudentLeaders in action!