ERIC Number: ED417669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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Post Graduation Impact of Student Leadership.
Bialek, Steven C.; Lloyd, Ann Groves
This qualitative research study examined the impact of student leadership experiences on the personal and professional lives of alumni three to five years after graduation. Twenty-six former student members of two student alumni leadership groups at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were interviewed by telephone. Interviews focused on participants' recall of their student leadership experience and its impact on their current lives. Analysis of the interviews identified the following themes in alumni responses: (1) student leadership resulted in meeting and working with a wide range of people; (2) student leadership involvement enhanced leadership, management, and teamwork skills; (3) student leadership increased the sense of pride in and connection to the university; (4) professional leadership, management, and teamwork skills were enhanced by student leadership experience; (5) personal and professional interpersonal communication skills were improved by student leadership experience; and (6) self-confidence and professional poise were increased by student leadership experience. Examples of student comments illustrate each of the identified themes. The original proposal for the study is attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: American Coll. Personnel Association, Alexandria, VA.
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