Purdue University Northwest welcomed some 115 new and continuing students to the fourth annual Student Leadership Conference Aug. 9 and 10 aimed at developing and strengthening their leadership, professional and personal skills.
“This conference provided opportunities for our students to network with their fellow student leaders, academic professionals, faculty members, and community business members,” Purdue Northwest Student Life Coordinator Cody Dallas said. “It also paves the way for these students to become more involved on campus by way of being exposed to all that this university has to offer them.”
The two-day event included a variety of workshops on leadership development, teambuilding and networking, and interaction with university faculty. Additional highlights included a meet and greet with more than 20 employers, an opportunity for students to take professional photos, and a lesson in etiquette during a four-course dinner.
Students were nominated to participate in the conference by Purdue Northwest deans, faculty and staff members. New students who expressed an interest in leadership opportunities also were invited.
“We are seeing a positive trend from students that have attended the Student Leadership Conference. They are more involved in campus through employment, student organizations, leadership programs and even within their respective colleges,” Dallas stated.
For more information on how continuing or incoming PNW students can attend an upcoming Student Leadership Conference, contact Cody Dallas at (219) 989-3126 or visit www.pnw.edu/student-activities.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. With more than 15,000 students enrolled last fall and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.