Each year, the National Center for Atmospheric Research puts on the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop, which offers talented undergraduate students – typically rising seniors – with a five-day immersion experience in atmospheric science careers and leadership development. Rising senior Alex Moxon was selected to participate in this year’s Undergraduate Leadership Workshop. We asked him to describe the experience in his own words:
Last month, I was privileged to be able to attend the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop held by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. This was an amazing opportunity to supplement my experiences and knowledge that I have gained within UWM’s Atmospheric Science program. I had the opportunity to be a part of very insightful leadership development discussions, develop my professional skills, and network with a few of the scientists working on amazing research projects at NCAR.
Possibly one of the greatest experiences at the ULW was meeting and networking with the 24 other students who attended the workshop. These students came from all across the country (and some from beyond!) and all had interesting stories to share and different perspectives as to how they have applied their leadership skills in their own lives. It was great to get to know all these amazing people, and I look forward to crossing paths with them again as we finish up our academics and head into our careers!”