Plan for a Bright Future
Take a moment to stop and ask yourself some of life's harder questions. Who am I? What am I doing here? Where am I going? Not easy questions to contemplate. We believe that the journey to answering these questions is just as important as finding the answers. In order to find them, you must engage with the life and people around you. You must identify your strengths, connect with your passions, and envision the world that you want to live in. In short, we need people who are leaders. We need you. Don't believe us? Challenge accepted. Join us and we'll show you how to be the leader that you never dreamed you could be.
Being a Leader
What does it mean to be a leader? Ask three different people and you'll probably get three different answers. You may think that you already know what it means to be a leader. Your résumé is full and you are looking for your next LinkedIn update. Wherever you're at, whatever you think of leadership, one thing is for sure—it is going to change. You're going to need the leadership of tomorrow, today. But don't worry, we've got you covered. So, it's time to become the leader that you've always dreamed of being. The world is waiting.
Service and leadership go hand-in-hand. A leader stands at the front of the flock, but also takes time to make sure everyone is fit for flight. You envision a better world for everyone to live in, but you don't stop there. You wake up at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday and pick up the tools to make that vision a reality. You've got a lot of choices here. So, when you're ready, your opportunities are waiting.
We know that making change doesn't happen with one person, and it isn't going to happen in one place—it happens on your campus, in your neighborhoods, and around the world. As a part of a community of other Ducks, you are going to challenge yourself to step out into the world, gain new perspectives, and help change everything you didn't even know needed changing. We know you need a place to start, and we're here to help you with that. Whether it is spending a week in Guatemala building stoves, removing invasive species in Hawaii, or hiking through the Cascade wilderness, your leadership adventure starts here. Let's go!
Ever wonder how you are going to land your dream job? The real truth is you need an advantage. A way to tell an employeer not only that you have a world-class education, but you didn't waste any time in school—you maximized your time. You showed up, you participated, and you learned something about yourself in the process. The best news is you can track that now—so show up for the interview with UO Advantage.
Parents Leadership Council
As a member of the Parents Leadership Council (PLC), parents help us shape the student experience. The council meets regularly with our vice president for student life to advise campus leadership on critical decisions and issues facing our students. In addition, our PLC members help us encourage family engagment, cultivate philanthropic support for the Division of Student Life, and serve on a team supporting the pillars of the PLC—safety and wellness, leadership, and career development.
Patrick and Stephanie Kilkenny
The Kilkenny Service and Leadership Fund supported the creation of the Student Service Grant program, which provides multiple grants of up to $1,000 to help students participate in hands-on educational projects. We are honored to have their support and thank them for their committment.