Leadership is the ability to inspire and influence others, and it is a skill which can be difficult to master. Individuals with strong leadership skills are important, as they are able to ensure that tasks are completed and they make sure that projects of all kinds are running smoothly. If you think that you may not be an effective leader, or that your skills might need some development, the following opportunity is one which you don’t want to miss.

Tuesday, January 10th is a unique event to learn about various leadership opportunities on campus. A Leadership Fair will be held in the UCC Community Room (UCC 269) from 10:30am to 3:00pm, where you will be able to learn about opportunities available to you next year at a variety of campus departments including The Student Success Centre, Western International, University Student’s Council, and many more. You can drop-in to the event at any time during the hours listed, so try your best to find a way to fit this great event into your schedule.

By attending the fair you will be able to learn about the various positions in these departments, see which areas you would be most interested in, and which positions would fit best with your interests. Even if you’ve already explored some opportunities on campus, this event might help you find a new position that you haven’t considered before. It’s never too early to start thinking about next year to get ahead and try something new. Many of the applications will be available soon.

Becoming a leader and honing your leadership skills can be scary, especially if it’s something that you’re new to. Even so, pursuing opportunities that will help you develop those skills are important and helpful for your personal and future growth. These leadership skills will be transferable to a variety of areas, including in group projects and any future jobs you have. They might even help you improve your confidence in sharing your thoughts and ideas, inside of and out of the classroom with your peers. With these immeasurable benefits that come with pursuing a leadership opportunity, it would be to your advantage to attend this event and see how you can make a difference right here at Western.

Take a look at this website for more details about the various departments involved in this Leadership Fair and a sample list of positions that you may consider. Attending this fair is the first step towards making the best of next year, and it will help you make sure that you take advantage of all the incredible opportunities that are available at Western!

Panchami Bhat, Assistant Editor 2016-2017