SELECT Program - FAQ
1. I have no leadership experience as a university student. Can I still join?
Yes. Tier 1 is open to students with little to a lot of leadership experience at secondary and post-secondary settings. This is a place to grow deeper in self-awareness, meet students across levels and departments, be inspired by alumni and colleagues in professional fields, and assume different roles as SELECT members. There is something for everyone, as long as you are committed to the objectives of the program, and to each other - we are creating a community experience together. You are welcome to join at any year.
(Tier 2 is more selective. This Tier requires that members (students) bring in their own leadership projects for development, feedback, and exchange of peer learning. Tier 2 requires some leadership experience, preferably completion of Tier 1, and commitment to a substantial role as a student leader. Please consult the Program Coordinator for program eligibility and tailored learning plans.)
2. I have a lot of experience as a university student. Should I join?
If you are serious about developing your own leadership model, re-evaluating principles and practices, building strength in self-awareness and positively influencing your work with others from diverse backgrounds, yes! You have a lot to bring into the program, and that much more to make each session more valuable for practical applicaiton. We learn to challenge our misconceptions every day, and you may find the process enlightening, if not challenging. It is definitely rewarding to be mentoring and engaging younger students, too. You may be a good fit for both Tier 1 and Tier 2. If you have any questions before submitting the application form, please contact the Program Coordinator.
3. How should I prepare for the module workshops?
4. Is it recommended that I complete all modules within a year?
Yes. Most of our SELECT members are intent on attending all four modules in the same year. The modules are designed in a particular order and combination to reflect the common (and changing) experiences of student leadership in our faculty. The relationships being built within each co-hort is important for fostering in-depth learning, too. While it is only four modules, our members have worked hard to make sure their schedules accommodated the four modules. Please talk to the Ambassadors if you need help or advice.
5. How can I become a SELECT Ambassador?
6. How can I participate in SELECT Mentorship program?
7. What is an appropriate way to interact with the guest speakers / alumni facilitators?
8. Where can I interact / communicate with SELECT members outside modules?
9. What should I expect in the registration process? How do I prepare a deposit?