http://www.nslcleaders.org/

National Student Leadership Conference

Team Advisor

June - August 2018 • New Haven, CT

What I liked

Meeting students, traveling, networking, simulation labs

What I wish was different

More downtime and rest in between sessions.

Advice

Jump right in and have fun! Although you'll be tired don't take a second of this amazing experience for granted.
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Team Advisor

July - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Very rewarding, changing kids’ lives, good leadership experience

What I wish was different

Less exhausting

Advice

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Engineering Team Advisor

July - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the very personal connections you could make with the students and having the ability to interact one on one with students that wanted advice on certain things like college life, majors, time management, etc.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Team Advisor

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Remember that you are working with high school students, and so their way of thinking is different, but valuable nonetheless!
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Assistant team advisor

June - July 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved seeing highschool student realize their potential.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked at more locations.

Advice

Understand that most of these kids just want to have fun, so don't always be too serious.
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Site Assistant

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

NSLC is an incredible organization run primarily by college-aged students. Every staff member is super dedicated and generally really wants to be there and help change the students' lives. Fair warning, the hours/days can be long. If you were questioning whether you could do a finance job on Wall Street where you're working 15-18hr days, NSLC will help you see if you can do it. But it's an incredible opportunity to work for this organization and you will meet some lifelong friends. I highly recommend working for NSLC and wish I had worked for them every summer of college.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Program director

November 2017 - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

New place, new people, new experience

What I wish was different

Advice

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Assistant Team Advisor

June - August 2018 • New Haven, CT

What I liked

Teaching high school students about my career path and getting to share nursing skills with them, while watching their passion for the field grow (or watching them realize they will choose another path).

What I wish was different

The team dynamic - some staff members/other program staff were very exclusive. However, for the most part, staff was a family!

Advice

Be an advisor and a supporter, not a boss.
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Engineering Program Director

January 2017 - August 2018 • New Haven, CT

What I liked

The environment and the people are absoltely incredible. I have never worked with a more supportive group. I also grew A LOT as a leader, and was able to develop strong communication and planning skills that I am excited to take with me into the work force.

What I wish was different

Nothing, but you do have to know going into the job how long the days are. Working with high school students and alongside other college students is an amazing experience, but for 9 days you will be working 14-18 hour days. Plus you work four of those sessions with a short break in between each session. It’s worth the exhaustion, but make sure you know what you’re signing up for.

Advice

I’ve worked with NSLC for three years, but even one year is enough to be absolutely life changing. Not only do you have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped high schools students grow as leaders and as individuals, but you will also grow exponentially. I have gained more than I ever thought I could from this job (friends, both leadership skills and technical skills that make me employable, etc.). I thought this was just another summer job, but I came back three years in a row because it is so much more than that. If you have even a teeny bit of interest in this kind of role, APPLY!
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