Certified Student Leader Program

Formerly known as the FIU Advanced Leadership Challenge (ALC), the Certified Student Leader Program is a collaboration within the Division of Student Affairs to provide an opportunity for students to articulate how the involvements they are doing outside of the classroom help better prepare them for the workforce to employers. Students who successfully complete the program requirements can apply for the Leadership Medallion.

Info Sessions

  • One is held at each campus once each semster.  Check back here for dates and times!
Can not make it to the information session or need to review the information again?  Find the PPT here.

Process

  • Review the appropriate guide below, which lists the co-curricular involvements that help you develop the 8 FIU Student Leadership Competencies
  • Participate in various co-curricular involvements throughout your time at FIU
  • Be sure those co-curricular involvements are being recorded on PantherConnect*
  • Enroll in the Certified Student Leader Program pathway on Portfolium by completing this form.
  • Complete pathway in Portfolium** and earn the badge
    • This requires you to have participated in approximately/minimally 8 different co-curricular involvements (note: you will need to provide proof.  Pictures and letters of acceptance are NOT accepted, though can also be added to enhance your submission.  Examples of proof are: a screenshot from the old OrgSync, a screenshot from PantherConnect, a letter on letterhead from an administrator, or a completion certificate.)
    • A 200+ word reflection for each of the 8 FIU Student Leadership Competencies related to those involvements is also required (note: a different involvement must be used for each competency reflection unless otherwise stated)
  • Your semester of graduation, apply for the physical medallion to wear at graduation on PantherConnect.
    • Requires you to upload your resume and a screenshot of the Certified Student Leader badge on your LinkedIn profile.

*Screenshots of approved PantherConnect activities can be used a proof of participation in the Portfolium Pathway.

 **Helpful Resources:


Deadlines

  • Spring 2019 - April 12, 2019
  • Summer 2019 - July 12, 2019
  • Fall 2019 - November 15, 2019

Recipients will incur a $20 fee to cover the cost of medallion and official certificate.


Certified Student Leader Program Guides

  • Undergraduate Guide

    This guide can be used by any undergraduate student at FIU.  If you have questions about any of the involvements listed on the guide, please see the Program Reference List below.

    Undergraduate Guide

  • Graduate Guide

    This guide can be used by any graduate student at FIU.  If you have questions about any of the involvements listed on the guide, please see the Program Reference List below.

    Graduate Guide

  • Hospitality Specific Guides

    The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management to create a Hospitality specific Certified Student Leader program. Students whom choose to participate in this version of the program receive all the same benefits, but this track increases their marketability to Hospitality employers specifically. The purpose of the Certified Student Leader program is to help students articulate how their out-of-the-classroom involvements better prepare them for the workforce. It does this by utilizing the 8 Student Leadership Competencies for a framework.

    The tracking and leadership medallion application process are exactly the same for this track. The only difference between the tracks is the guide. The Hospitality specific guide has Hospitality specific programs written in red. We STRONGLY recommend that you consider doing those involvements, though you are welcomed to participate in any program listed in order to complete the Certified Student Leader program and receive the Leadership Medallion.

    Hospitality-Specific Undergraduate Guide

    Hospitality-Specific Graduate Guide

    Hospitality-Specific ONLINE ONLY Guide - Note: Only fully online (2.0) students are eligible to use this guide.

    Hospitality Specific Involvements

    Unsure of some of the non-Hospitality specific programs listed on the guide? See the Program Reference List below.

  • Pre Health Specific Guide

    The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education to create a Pre Health specific Certified Student Leader program. Students whom choose to participate in this version of the program receive all the same benefits, but this track increases their marketability to Pre Health graduate programs and employers specifically. The purpose of the Certified Student Leader program is to help students articulate how their out-of-the-classroom involvements better prepare them for the workforce. It does this by utilizing the 8 Student Leadership Competencies for a framework.

    The tracking and leadership medallion application process are exactly the same for this track. The only difference between the tracks is the guide. The Pre Health specific guide has Pre Health specific programs written in red. We STRONGLY recommend that you consider doing those involvements, though you are welcomed to participate in any program listed in order to complete the Certified Student Leader program and receive the Leadership Medallion.

    Pre Health Specific Guide

     

    Unsure of some of the programs listed on the guide?

    • Pre Health specific - Please contact your advisor
    • Non-specific - Program Reference List below
  • Pre Law Specific Guide

    The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with the Department of Politics and International Relations to create a Pre Law specific Certified Student Leader program. Students whom choose to participate in this version of the program receive all the same benefits, but this track increases their marketability to Pre Law graduate programs and employers specifically. The purpose of the Certified Student Leader program is to help students articulate how their out-of-the-classroom involvements better prepare them for the workforce. It does this by utilizing the 8 Student Leadership Competencies for a framework.

    The tracking and leadership medallion application process are exactly the same for this track. The only difference between the two tracks is the guide. The Pre Law specific guide has Pre Law specific programs written in red. We STRONGLY recommend that you consider doing those involvements, though you are welcomed to participate in any program listed in order to complete the Certified Student Leader program and receive the Leadership Medallion.

    Pre Law Specific Guide

     

    Pre Law Specific Involvements

  • ROTC Specific Guide

    The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with the Army ROTC to create a ROTC specific Certified Student Leader program. Students whom choose to participate in this version of the program receive all the same benefits, but this track includes activities done through the ROTC program as well. The purpose of the Certified Student Leader program is to help students articulate how their out-of-the-classroom involvements better prepare them for the workforce. It does this by utilizing the 8 Student Leadership Competencies for a framework.

    The tracking and leadership medallion application process are exactly the same for this track. The only difference between the two tracks is the guide. The ROTC specific guide has ROTC specific programs written in red. We STRONGLY recommend that you consider doing those involvements, though you are welcomed to participate in any program listed in order to complete the Certified Student Leader program and receive the Leadership Medallion.

     

    ROTC Specific Guide

     

    ROTC Programs

    Cadet Summer Training (CST)
    Basic Camp
    Advanced Camp
    Recondo (Fitness Excellence, O-Course, land navigation, marksmanship, first aid, CBRN, and the 12-mile foot march)
    Leadership Recognition
    Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT)
    Internships
    Army Science Board (ASB)
    Chaplaincy Internship Program (CHIP)
    Research Internship Program (RIP)
    Public Affairs Officer Internship Program (PAOIP)
    Forensic Internship Program (FIP)
    Intelligence & Security Command Internship Program (INSCOMIP)
    Joint Training Counter-IED OIC/SIMS Internship Program (JTCOICSIMSIP)
    National Nuclear Security Administration Internship Program (NNSAIP)
    Rapid Equipping Force Internship Program (REFIP)
    Army Medical Department Internship Program (AMEDDIP)
    Engineer Internship Program (EIP)
    Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)
    GCC Level Internships (SOUTHCOM, CENT)
    Jack D. Gordon Institute Internship
    Cultural Understanding & Leadership Program (CULP) 
    Cadet Advanced Individual Training (CAIT)
    Airborne 
    Air Assault
    Sapper
    Dive School
    Jungle Warfare 
    Cadet Field Training @ West Point
    Army Mountain Warfare School (AMWS)
    Northern Warfare School (NWS)
    FIU ROTC Ruck to Honor Coordinator
    Leadership Symposium
    ROTC Recruiting Event Coordinator
    Military Science I-III Mentor
    Veteran Military Affairs Leader
    Veteran Military Affairs Member
    ROTC Club Member
    ROTC Club Officer
    JROTC Event Coordinator
    George C. Marshall Award/Seminar
    Superior  Cadet Award
    Leadership Programs & Positions
    Top 4 Battalion Commander, Executive Officer, CSM, Operations Officer, Company CDR
    Officer In Charge of Special Events
    Special Projects Officer (PAO & Communications)
    Community Outreach Program Coordinator
    Team Building Competition Event Coordinator and/or Winner
    Oral Presentations
    Ranger Challenge
    Field Training Exercise (FTX) Officer in Charge
    Special Team Member
    German Armed Forces Badge
    Jack D. Gordon Workshops

***Note: These paper forms are used as a guide to help you complete the Certified Student Leader program. All official submissions for completed events must be done via PantherConnect.

Major specific tracks are created with the assistance of current students and administration in those majors.  If you are interested in creating a track for your major, please email jogarcia@fiu.edu.


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