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2014: Design Your Very Own NCCWSL Experience

NCCWSL is kind of a big deal. With more than 900 college women leaders just like you in attendance, how could it not be?

Still, there’s something you need to know about NCCWSL. You need to know how to make it your NCCWSL. With more than 50 workshops, six pre-conference activities, seven featured speakers, and dozens of recruiters representing your future career or graduate school, no two conference experiences will be the same.

With so many choices, how can you make the most out of the conference? Here’s a look at how you can personalize your experience (though we hope that doesn’t stop you from checking out all the options).

Check Out the Full List of Workshops

NCCWSL for the Future CEO

Are you starting your own business and gearing up to be the next Lily Liu? Are you so ready to put your suit on and shake up the 9-to-5 world? To do that, you’ll need to stand out in all the right ways. Check out these workshops, which will help you develop your own personal brand, figure out how to be the best networker anyone’s ever met, and more.

Workshops just for you:

  • Session 1
    • Getting Noticed for All the Right Reasons
    • Lean Over: Women’s Leadership across Identities
  • Session 2
    • Lead and Be Led: The Benefits of Both Sides of Mentorship
    • Your True Colors: Leadership Styles Explored
  • Session 3
    • Women in Entrepreneurship: Moving beyond the Glass Ceiling
  • Session 4
    • Don’t Dump Your Drink: Social Etiquette for Fearless Networking

 

NCCWSL for the Activist

You want to change the world. Thank goodness! The world needs changing, and you’re just the woman to do it. But you’ll need more than just good intentions. You need to be on the cutting edge of activism theory and practices. NCCWSL can help you get there, while also showing you other awesome causes that you could add to your list (not to mention connecting you with hundreds of other women who can help you achieve your goals).

Workshops just for you:

  • Session 1
    • Beyond Cultural Competence: Creating a Social Justice Leadership Model
    • Creating Change and Sustaining Sanity: Essential Project and Personal Management Skills in Sustainability
  • Session 2
    • Beyond the Bubble: Building Meaningful Relationships as Global Citizens
    • Civic Engagement on Your Campus: Build It, and They Will Come
  • Session 3
    • Women Go Abroad: How to Afford and Fit an International Experience into College
  • Session 4
    • Serving as a Change Agent on Your Campus

 

NCCWSL for the Scientist

So you’re really excited about meeting all of this year’s Women of Distinction, but you can’t stop thinking of questions to ask Pam Melroy, who was one of only two women to have ever commanded a space shuttle. Lucky for you, we’ve got sessions that are perfect for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who are looking for resources and support. After the conference, you’ll be more than ready to begin a career full of innovation — but also presentations and grant-writing.

Workshops just for you:

  • Session 1
    • Reaching Your Goals through the Six Pillars of Leadership
    • The Value of Mentoring: Helping Women Excel in STEM
  • Session 2
    • Go Fish: How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors
  • Session 3
    • Finding Careers in STEM Starts Here: Women in Community Colleges
    • Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice and Presenting with Power
  • Session 4
    • Gap and Gown: Advancing the Gender Pay Gap Conversation

 

NCCWSL for the Politician

Your most treasured accessory is the campaign button from your fifth-grade class presidency. Your favorite television shows are Parks and Recreation and Veep. You were born to lead. You’re going to do it in the government, and you’re going to do it well. And NCCWSL is going to help.

Workshops just for you:

  • Session 1
    • Elect Her: Empowering College Women to Run
    • Global Leadership Opportunities of the U.S. Department of State
  • Session 2
    • This I Believe: Using Stories to Lead
  • Session 3
    • Overcoming the Perfect-Girl Myth: How to Overcome Pressures to Conform and Define Success on Your Own Terms
  • Session 4
    • Authentically You: The Intersection of Identity and Its Influence on Leadership
    • Transformational Leadership—the Leadership Style of the Future

 

NCCWSL for the Undecided

You know that you’re about to rock the world. You’re just not sure how yet. That’s fine — powerful even — because you have the ability to choose the field, or even fields, where you’ll spend your future. For your NCCWSL experience, figure out where you want to take your amazing potential, network with others to see if their career routes interest you, and chat with some of our experts who made their own way.

Workshops just for you:

  • Session 1
    • Take Charge of Your Financial Future
  • Session 2
    • Turning Your Passion into a Career: The NASPA Undergraduates Fellows Mentoring Program
  • Session 3
    • She’s Not My Friend; She’s My Colleague
    • Getting into Graduate School
  • Session 4
    • Personal Accountability for Success

No matter who you are or where you’re headed, this is your NCCWSL, and the possibilities are endless. While we provide the sessions, speakers, and tools you need for success, you decide the way that NCCWSL empowers you.

 

This post was written by AAUW Social Media intern Brittany Edwardes.

By:    April 21, 2014