Campus Programs East
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750 South Halsted St.,
Chicago, IL 60607
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IGNITE Leadership Experience
What is IGNITE?
The IGNITE Leadership Experience is a semester long leadership program designed to gain insight into your own personal values and leadership style. IGNITE is designed to be a springboard into involvement at UIC. It is sponsored by Campus Programs and Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services.
INGITE will help you gain insight into the values, communication, and general leadership skills necessary for positive involvement on campus. It is our hope that you will go out and live these ideals in your involvement on campus and the community
It is the goal of the program to help you connect with people and activities on campus and in the community. These connections will assist you in developing and finding your ideal involvement during your time here and allow you to "Ignite your passion and spark a change" at UIC.
Who can be involved in IGNITE?
Any undergraduate student with an expected graduation date of spring 2016 or later can apply to be part of the program. We are looking for students who are eager to enhance their UIC experience through extracurricular involvement and are willing to learn and grow in their personal leadership capabilities. Junior and senior undergraduate students serve as mentors for the program.
What are the requirements to participate in IGNITE?
What is the role of an IGNITE mentor?
IGNITE mentors aid in the development of participants, while continuing to grow their own leadership skills. Mentors work in pairs to facilitate discussions and personal growth in a small group of IGNITE participants. It is an expectation that mentors will share their knowledge, skills, and perspectives as leaders on campus to foster the growth of underclassmen students. In addition to the requirements of participants, mentors must attend two 2-hour training sessions in late summer / early fall. Mentors are currently enrolled UIC junior or senior undergraduate students who are leaders on campus with a passion for helping students find their place at UIC.
Can IGNITE count towards my UIC Experience certificate?
Yes! An IGNITE Theme is available as a UIC Experience certificate option and is only available to IGNITE participants and mentors. Through IGNITE, participants will automatically complete three of six required experiences and mentors will automatically complete four of six required experiences! Through involvement with IGNITE you could already be well on your way towards earning a UIC Experience Certificate. For more information on the UIC Experience, visit http://uicexperience.uic.edu.
How do I get involved?
Optional info sessions are scheduled in Student Center East Ward Gallery on 9/10/13 from 3-4pm and 9/11/13 from 12-1pm. To apply, login using your EID and password to go.uic.edu/igniteapp. Applications are due September 13, 2013.
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