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Program Involvement

As Eminence Fellows, students have many opportunities to meet with University and Community leaders, and build a community of peers through social and team building activities. Below are a few examples of what students will be involved in as an Eminence Fellow. 

First and Second Year Seminars

First and second year Fellows will take part in specialty seminar programing targeted to specific developmental outcomes.​

First year Fellows participate in the Eminence First-Year Seminar designed to strengthen community, increase resilience and success in college, and engage in constructive dialogue on how to make positive change in the world as rising leaders. Student learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the responsibility of being an Eminence Fellow​

  • Increase knowledge of university and Eminence resources

  • Become proficient and effective communicators

  • Develop a working knowledge of research basics aimed at initial steps to connecting with faculty and beginning research

  • Better understand the social entrepreneurship model of the group service initiative

  • Create the foundation for their class service project​

Sophomore Fellows will participate in the Second-Year Seminar which centers on professional development, individual goals, and career planning. Fellows will actively engage in creating their own professional development plan as they identify individual career paths and options. Student learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the importance of having a personal mission statement

  • Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership and using it to frame their work on the class service project

  • Communication aptitude including written, spoken, and virtual presentation skill work

  • Connecting involvement outside the classroom to academic and career path goals

  • Completion of a professional resume and online portfolio

Eminece Leadership

There are many opportunities to lead within the Eminence Program, although Fellows are encouraged to pursue campus and community leadership positions as well. Eminence leadership positions include:

  • Program Ambassadors that assist with program recruitment initiatives and take a large role in Finalist Friday activities
  • Faculty Network Cohort Leads that work closely with the Eminence Faculty Leads in creating and organizing cohort events and activities
  • Retreat Committee which is responsible for facilitating the Eminence Second Year Retreat
  • Welcome Team – responsible for planning, organizing, and facilitating the Early Arrival Program for entering freshmen Fellows
  • Teaching Assistants – work closely with the Program Manager in helping to facilitate the first- and second-year seminars

Eminence Fellows are also encouraged to create new programming and have been involved in creating book clubs, social justice dialogue groups, Chill & Chat gatherings, and volunteer workgroups within the Columbus community.