Consider this your chance to learn how to lead. From campus ambassadors to student athletes, leadership among your UWM peers happens every day.
Through on-campus opportunities for leadership, students learn and practice what it takes to generate ideas, employ teamwork and manage their time. They gain leadership skills by placing themselves on teams of their peers, from residential housing positions to campus peer mentors. Each leadership experience sets them up for success beyond college.
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Being a resident assistant, or RA, is a job unlike any other opportunity on campus. You’re able to live among your peers, plan events, be a member of a team and help residents develop the skills they need to be successful at UWM.
This is your chance to be not only on a team, but a team leader. You’ll get some serious training, learn to organize social events and programs, and figure out how to solve problems. It’s a job that’s loaded with some serious fun.
As a peer mentor, you’ll help guide new UWM students in their first year on campus. By having regular check-ins and offering support, you’ll build meaningful relationships with other students. You also help connect your mentees with resources and troubleshoot challenges along the way.
Peer mentors work with a team of other mentors and learn the best practices in mentoring — skills that will benefit you for years.
Learning how to lead is a central part of being a campus ambassador at UWM. Students in this role are integral to welcoming future students and their families to campus. Ambassadors lead campus tours, help organize events for prospective students, and field and route all kinds of questions about student life on and off campus. Campus ambassadors also represent UWM as Panthers as events.
Through their success on the field, on the court and in the pool, UWM’s more than 450 student athletes not only compete at the highest levels, they also learn to set ambitious goals.
For the student athletes on UWM’s 15 teams, achievement goes hand-in-hand with time management and focus — both key qualities of leadership in the workplace. They practice teamwork and hone a strong work ethic, shaping their futures.