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Application- Leadership Network for Career Development (LNCD)

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The Career Development Center is interested in influential student leaders who want to take their leadership and career development to the next level.  The Leadership Network for Career Development (LNCD) empowers student leaders to create and implement leadership programs that focus on student professionalism and career decision-making.   The general purpose of LNCD is to increase student awareness and involvement in career development through advocacy and action.


As a leader in LNCD, you will be expected to develop new programming, provide feedback to the Career Development Center staff, and be a voice for the student population. The following are the specific commitment details:

1)  One academic year (August through April)

2)  Attend Career Development Center Advisory Meetings twice a semester (4 total/year)

3)  Serve on a LNCD Committee

Attend at least bi-weekly meetings (or TBD)
Attend/Support programing, events, initiatives, etc.  (LNCD/CDC)

4)  Obtain information from the student body regarding:

Needs and Concerns
Programming delivery preferences (days, times, topics, frequency, location…)
Overall Satisfaction
Awareness & Value

5)  To be engaged, participate, and connect with students, ensuring the health and success of the LNCD



Below are brief descriptions/focus of the 3 LNCD committees and the professional development included.


SEEK – Exploration, Freshman and Sophomore programming and outreach
FIND – Preparation, Junior and Senior programming and outreach
DISCOVER – Street Team, General PR, Awareness, Marketing, Social Media, etc.


LNCD Professionalism Retreat
Employer Site Visits
Personal/Professional Brand Development
Individual Career Planning
CDC Sponsorship and Fundraising
Selecting new leaders for LNCD (2015-16)


This application form must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday, March 31, 2014. Those applying must be in good academic standing, have completed 30 credit hours (at time of application), and be able to demonstrate involvement, and professional and/or leadership experience.  One letter of recommendation from a University of Louisville faculty, staff or administrator must be submitted through OrgSync by 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  By indicating your references' email address in this application form, they will receive a link to the recommendation form. 

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Feldkamp at or 502-852-6701.

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