Engage: New Student Leadership Immersion Experience


Begin Your Leadership Journey

The goal of this program is to engage new students more deeply in the topic of leadership. This 2.5-hour, four-week seminar will introduce the theory of Robert Greenleaf's servant leadership and other leadership models as applied to the current college student experience. We will challenge YOU to develop your own definition of what leadership is and prepare you to take the lead as you join the SJSU community this Fall!


2014 group photo

Explore Leadership at SJSU!

Who is a leader? What does it mean to lead? The term leadership gets used all of the time, but have you ever stopped to think about what it actually means to you? Over the course of this seminar, you will engage fully in an exploration about what YOU believe leadership to be. This interactive experience will give you greater awareness of a few of the prevailing philosophies of leadership.

Engage is open to all new students. No previous leadership experience is required. Engage with the concept of what leadership actually is! Up to eighty applicants will be accepted and you must commit to attending all four weeks.

2014 Workshop Meeting Dates 

September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 3-5:30 PM in Clark 140F
Applications due August 25, Apply today!

If you have any questions, please email us.

Need Further Convincing on Why You Should Apply.....Read What Past Participants Have to Say About Engage:

"Personally, there are many things I "took-away" from the experience.
- A leader can exist within anyone which is what I observed from the diversity of the group.
- Leaders have to serve to learn the sense of leadership first.
- A leader isn't born, a leader is made through inspiration and experiences.
- Involving yourself is one of the key actions to becoming a leader.
- Being a leader isn't just about knowing everything, you have to be open to asking for advice to further develop."

"The Engage program helped me learn more about myself as a leader. It also showed me how to use my strengths to be productive."

"Learning about the role of being a leader, and how it isn't always about having the last word, but letting others talk and communicate."

"The best part about Engage was writing and sharing my "This I Believe" statement to the entire group. It was because I felt as though I could be completely honest with something that was a very big and important part of my life. It was also because I was able to reflect on what I truly believed. It helped me look at a certain part of my life differently which was something new because I actually admitted it to myself publicly. "

"I learned how to better communicate. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses. I gained a sense of community within San Jose State."