Leadership Development Opportunities



Why Be a Leader?

Students are encouraged to participate in opportunities designed to develop Student Activitiestheir leadership style and abilities.  Life skills taught in these workshops include time management and conflict resolution. Other great ways to meet fellow students and develop your leadership style are:  join a club, start a club, run for Student Government, apply for an International Fellowship, attend a One World Series lecture, or go to any one of the wonderful programs offered by our offices and our clubs.

Student Leader Positions

First Year Champion (Peer Mentor) Select students will work closely with faculty to enhance the classroom experience and mentor peers in a teaching capacity as an integral part of the First Year Experience curriculum.  Lead study sessions, lesson plans and small group activities.  Stipend is a possibility but not guaranteed.  Interview required.  Benjamin Adoo; adoob@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3633.                                  

Jumpstart Core Member/Team Leaders Jumpstart recruits college students for teams that are placed in local preschools for a yearlong relationship that inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved and communities to progress together.  These positions are potentially paid if work-study eligible.  300 hour Corps Members can earn on AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion.  Interview and further paperwork required.  Melissa Chandonnet; chandonnetm@middlesex.mass.edu, 978-656-3404.

Leadership in Action:  Paul Sullivan Institute  IDS 116: Leadership in Action (2 credits, 1 per semester) - This course supports the Paul Sullivan Institute’s mission to cultivate future leaders by helping students recognize the impact that leaders have on the community and inspiring each to take action. It is rooted in the social change theory. A select cohort will experience year-long seminars and topics may include communications, social justice, volunteerism, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, networking, proper business presentation, and legislative impact. Students may also have an opportunity to volunteer in the community, work with professional mentors, and attend social, business and community events.  

Prerequisites: Second year students who have completed IDS 103 or equivalent relevant leadership experience Classification General Education/ Interdisciplinary Studies ISLOs Pending General Education Committee and FSA recommendation: Written and Oral Communication, Personal and Professional Development, Social Responsibility  Other Notes Students are selected into this class through an application process.

Middlesex Activities Crew An executive board, committee chairs and members constitute this student group of 8 or more students committed to providing social, cultural and community oriented events on both campuses. Ben Adoo; adoob@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3633.                                   

Orientation Leader Up to 25 students are hired to assist new students in their transition to MCC, introducing them to the resources and support services available at the college during Opening Day and Welcome Month.  Two levels of this position are available. Must be available to attend a full day training in August.  Paid, interview required. Ben Adoo, adoob@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3633

Student Government Board of 16 students who advocate for student rights, serve as the student voice to the administration; oversee student organization registration process and the Student Activity Fund. Elected position, further paperwork required. Steven Rossi; rossis@middlesex.mass.edu; 978-656-3363.

Last Modified: 9/9/16