First Year Student-Athlete Orientation: An introduction and overview of all the available leadership opportunities for all student-athletes.
CPDC Introduction: Career and Professional Development Center leads a session that introduces student-athletes to the various resources available for them on campus, preparing them for post-undergraduate success.
SLICE Introduction: SLICE and Athletics First-year student-athletes learn about the value of taking initiative while being introduced to opportunities to positively impact the CMU and Pittsburgh communities through volunteering and civic engagement. Students are also instructed in methods to actively and positively engage the campus community to increase the visibility and awareness of the athletics department.
Tartan 2 Professional Networking Event: A program designed to collaborate with more than 25 employers to discuss strategies for navigating a virtual networking event setting, and how to interact with future employers/recruiters.
Conversation with the Athletics Director: Student-athletes will have the opportunity to have a conversation with Carnegie Mellon Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Josh Centor, who will facilitate a conversation about leadership and how his athletic experiences have helped shape his life and role at the university.
TAC Board Leadership Spotlight Series: An opportunity to interact with Tartan Alumni who share their experiences from young graduates to accomplished professionals in various fields.
Alumni Mentorship Program: Second-year student-athletes are introduced to the mentoring program and will have the opportunity to sign up for the program. Importance of serving as both mentors and mentees will be stressed, along with the value of networking and an understanding of both formal and informal networks. Senior and junior student-athletes will be involved to reinforce the teachings and to continue to build camaraderie between all of the varsity athletic teams.
Team Leaders Roundtable: A leadership session specifically designed for team leaders, this session will connect the leaders from all the sports for an engaging session about how to lead and motivate a variety of different individuals. Topics covered will include in-depth looks at different styles of leadership, emotional intelligence, and successful ways to motivate others.
Defining Individual Leadership - DISC: Emerging leaders recommended by their coach are eligible to participate in DISC Assessment training with Buddy Hobart, President and CEO of Solutions21 and Tartan Men’s Basketball alum. The student-athletes complete an individual leadership assessment through this program and Hobart leads a discussion on the different types of leadership that exist. He stresses the importance of understanding your own style while appreciating differing approaches to leadership, and the strengths and weaknesses of both.
Real-World Leadership with Alumnus Mark Weinsten: Sophomore student-athletes, who want to be seen as emerging leaders within their teams, join alumnus Mark Weinsten for a discussion about how leadership as a student-athlete can translate into the workplace. Weinsten is the Managing Director of Berkeley Research Group in Boston, and was recently interim CEO of Manischewitz.