Career Leadership Academy

 

The Career Leadership Academy prepares aspiring Iowa undergraduate student leaders to excel in their future endeavors beyond the university setting and to live and lead with integrity. Through meaningful and intentional academic and experiential coursework, students learn and develop leadership skills and professionalism in a collaborative and inclusive environment.

 

What you will learn:

Utilizing course readings, assessments and inventories, classroom discussions, and experiential activities, graduates of the Career Leadership Academy will demonstrate:

  • 1. Improved communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, leadership, and critical thinking and analytical skills
  • 2. Increased understanding of and ability to demonstrate career readiness, professionalism and effective use of technology in the workplace
  • 3. Increased understanding of one’s sphere of influence and active engagement in meaningful educational and civic activities through service and leadership
  • 4. Enhanced ability to recognize and understand the diversity in global environments and apply that knowledge to work effectively within team structures
  • 5. Improved ability to set goals and priorities and organize plans to achieve them
  • 6. Increased understanding of self including interests, beliefs, opinions, values, and skills

Who we are:

CLA is a two course program that is open to all undergraduate majors. Hundreds of students enroll each semester from over 90 different majors, and now we have alumni at companies all across the country.

The Career Leadership Academy prepares aspiring Iowa undergraduate student leaders to excel in their future endeavors beyond the university setting and to live and lead with integrity. Through meaningful and intentional academic and experiential coursework, students learn and develop leadership skills and professionalism in a collaborative and inclusive environment. The Career Leadership Academy challenges its students to connect with leaders in order to live a purposeful life and create positive change on a local, national, and global level.

Core Values
Excellence

We inspire and challenge our staff, instructors, and students by setting high standards and expectations to put forth our best in all areas of our lives in order to reach our full potential, embracing the process as much as the outcome.

Integrity
We are committed to being socially responsible citizens, leading with authenticity, working with integrity, and never compromising our ethics.

Inclusiveness
We celebrate diversity and we encourage variations in thinking so we may develop purposeful and empowering relationships.

Learning & Development
We believe that education is a holistic process and we encourage our staff, instructors, and students to become lifelong learners engaged in active inquiry, problem-solving, and personal reflection in order to cultivate the intellect and establish an identity through meaningful experiences.

Making a Difference
We work towards positive change by helping others recognize their sphere of influence and answer their call to action. By motivating ourselves and others to engage in active citizenship, service, and leadership, our vision may be shared and lived.

What we do:
The Career Leadership Academy is a two part academic credit-bearing program comprised of weekly seminars, activities, and events designed to give students an edge as leaders in their career field of choice. The Academy focuses on developing both leadership and employment skills in undergraduate students and is designed to give students the skills employers are seeking from college graduates: Communication skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and the ability to work well with others. Participants in the Career Leadership Academy will receive three semester hours of academic credit for the Part One and Part Two. In addition, Academy participants will have access to exclusive programs such as career exploration opportunities, networking events, and leadership development experiences. Students entering the Career Leadership Academy must have at least two remaining semesters in order to complete the program.

More questions? Contact the Career Leadership Academy at career-leadership@uiowa.edu