There’s an “I” In Leadership

Hands sweating, legs shaking, heart pounding so hard I feel that the whole room is walking to the beat.

Interview? Nope…

First day on the job? Not even close.

It’s the last five minutes before I make a speech in front of 150 of my peers, friends and colleagues.  This is the day that I will tell my fellow SCCs why I would make a great VP of Candidate Advancement.

Stepping up and taking on a leadership role can be one of the most intimidating things you will ever go through, especially if you are young.  BUT-take it from me…it is NOT an opportunity you want to miss out on.

Becoming a leader of TSC has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Here are 4 reasons (out of many) why YOU should become a leader as well!

1. To stand out to the Corporate Partners–Our Corporate    Partners notice your status as an SCC.  Are you on ambassador’s clubCAC? If not…you might be giving them a reason to take a better look at one of your peers that IS a part of one or both of these.

2. To Build Your Resume–I have heard time and time again from employers that organizations listed on resumes are nice to see, but they are more impressed if a student has a leadership role within that organization. Our partners are looking for leaders, not participators.

3. To Shape the Program–Everyone has opinions of how they want to change TSC, this is your opportunity to make it happen!  We are a STUDENT RUN organization…our leaders make the decisions within TSC, so if you want to make changes, make a move!

4. Grow Individually–Nothing will teach you more about yourself than managing your peers.  Facing challenges with people who are not only colleagues, but friends, will teach you about your strength, your style, and  your abilities.


Though there are way more than 4 reason for each SCC to be a leader in TSC, I hope that these will influence some of you to step up and take on a role.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to anyone on CAC for information and/or advice!


6 responses to “There’s an “I” In Leadership

  1. This article has a lot of good points and I take them seriously. I have heard from multiple recruiters and even from advisers that some companies will not even consider someone for a position unless they hold at least one leadership role in an organization, no matter how many groups, teams or anything else they are apart of. Thanks for the post!

    • Great Feedback! It’s now getting extremely competitive where you might need even more than a leadership role! Honestly though I feel as if you are a FULLY active member in one or two organizations you can get enough experience under your belt to have a great interview.

  2. Great tips! This is very helpful. Standing out to corporate partners is key and the only way to do that is if you have those leadership qualities and experience.

  3. This is really helpful. It makes me want to run for a leadership position in The Sales Centre.

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