Rutgers University Student Life offers a wide variety of opportunities to develop, explore, challenge and test your leadership potential. These outside of the classroom experiences give our students a competitive edge in the internship, graduate school and career application processes.
A scholarly article titled Student Involvement: A Developmental Theory for Higher Education by Dr. Alexander Astin published in the Journal of College Student Development, indicated that students who choose to get involved in extracurricular activities are less likely to drop out, are more involved academically, and experience a higher level of student learning and personal development, than those who do not.
A Job Outlook Survey conducted by the National Association of College Employers (NACE), identified the top five personal qualities/skills employers seek in hiring college graduates: verbal and written communications skills; strong work ethic; teamwork skills; initiative and interpersonal skills.
Leadership opportunities with Student Life that aid in the development of these skills or competencies include:
- Student Organization Offices (Over 300 Unique Organizations on Campus)
- Student Government Representatives, Board Members or Allocations Board Members (Rutgers University Student Assembly)
- Greek Council Executive Board Members (Interfraternity or Panhellenic Councils)
- Dance Marathon Board of Directors or Central Planning Team Members
- Fraternity or Sorority Officer or Board Members
- New Student Orientation Leaders or Team Leaders
- Program Board Executive Board Member (Rutgers University Programming Association)
- Student Volunteer Council Executive Board Member
- Alternative Breaks Executive Board Member or Site Leader
- Student Center Student Management Team (Facility Managers or Area Managers)
- Student Life Leadership, Programs or Involvement Interns
- Student Life Marketing & Communications Team Member
Student Life strives to create leadership opportunities that fit any interest, schedule or skill-set. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, email us or tweet us at us so that we can connect you with the appropriate University staff member, department or campus partner.