The Nonprofit Leadership Community of Professional Practice is an advising track for students, regardless of their declared major and/or minor, that are interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector. This is not just for students who want to “run” a nonprofit; this is for all students interested in enacting leadership in any role within a nonprofit organization. The track will serve as another resource for students to:
- Plan their coursework to align with their career goals
- Develop relationships with faculty that have shared interests
- Build a community with their peers
The General Information Session will be virtual and is planned for early Spring 2021. Details coming soon!
For more information, please contact Dr. Erika Lopina (email@example.com)
Participants in the Communities of Professional Practice are strongly encouraged to take CAS 171 (2-credit hours; recommended for sophomores) and CAS 271 (2-credit hours; recommended for juniors/seniors) — BOTH courses offered this Fall 2020 and in the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year:
The Art & Science of Your College Journey I (CAS 171) and II (CAS 271):
The college experience and entry into young adulthood is a journey marked by ambiguity and uncertainty. Scholars across disciplines—philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc.—have grappled with this uncertainty. Students in this course will engage in active sense-making to more intentionally navigate their college journey. Specifically, students will read and apply interdisciplinary scholarship to answer questions such as: How do you define meaning in your life? What motivates you? How do individuals thrive and flourish in their pursuits? What are your personal and professional goals? How can the arts and sciences education facilitate your goal achievement? This course is intended for students who are thinking about participating in one of the communities of professional practice or designing their own plan of study in order to reach professional goals.