• Student Leader

    Student Leader Selection provides UAB students with an opportunity to preview and apply to more than 15 university funded organizations advised by the sponsoring departments listed below. In order to become a member of one of these organizations, students must participate in the Student Leader Selection process. Student Leader Selection takes place in the Spring semester of each academic year.

    Student Leader Selection is sponsored by:

    SM Student Multicultural And Diversity Programs
    SM Off Campus Student Services
    SYE Color
  • Organizations participating in Student Leader Selection include:

    UAB Ambassadors Good Games UAB Serve205
    Blazer Spirit Council Leadership & Service Council Off-Campus Student Council
    Black Student Awareness Committee Social Justice Advocacy Council Blazer Male Excellence Network
    International Mentors Queer Peers SafeZone Peer Educators
    Free Food for Thought SYE Leadership Team Blazer Productions Assistants
  • Student Leader Selection

    Preview & Preparation Experience opens January 25, Blazer Hall RLC   The Preview & Preparation experience is optional but strongly encouraged. This is an in-person tabling event, enabling students to learn more about each participating organization. Additionally, organization advisors will be present to provide supportive resources to help you prepare for the application process. The event will take place in the Blazer Hall RLC from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25.  
    Application opens January 16   The application can be found on Engage Forms. There is only one application for all participating organizations. However, be sure you select all organizations that you intend to apply for when prompted.  
    Application closes February 12   There will be no exceptions to this deadline. The application will close on February 12 at 11:59 p.m.  
    Interview Notifications February
    13 – 17  
    Organizations will review applications and update applicants via email at some point during the week of February 13-17. Interviews are not guaranteed. There is a limited number of leadership positions. Applicants will receive either an interview invitation or denial email by the conclusion of this week.  
    Interviews Febraury 27 – March 8   Interviews will be conducted by each participating organization. Students will receive an email invitation prompting them to sign up for an interview(s) time, if selected for the second phase of selection. If you apply to more than one organization, you may receive multiple invitations for interviews.  
    Selections announced March 10 Selections will be announced via email on March 10.  
  • How to Participate:

    Step 1: Preview & Prepare

    Participate in the optional Preview & Preparation virtual, self-paced experience. This is optional but strongly encouraged. To access the Preview & Preparation Experience, login to Engage, click the Forms tab, and then search “Student Leader Selection Preview”.

    Step 2: Apply

    Applications open on January 17 and close February 13. There is only one application for all participating organizations. To access the application, login to Engage, click the Forms tab, and then search “Student Leader Selection Application”.

    Step 3: Check Email

    After you apply, check your email for an interview notification. Notifications will be emailed to your UAB email address February 14 – 18.

    Step 4: Interview Preparation

    Participate in the optional Interview Workshop. The workshop is a virtual, self-paced experience offered through Engage. To access the workshop, login to Engage, click the Forms tab, and then search “Student Leader Selection Interview”.

    Step 5: Interview

    Applicants invited to interview will receive instructions that outline how to sign up for an interview slot as well as information on how to access the virtual interview. Interviews will be conducted over the course of several days. Students that apply to more than one organization may have several interviews.

    Step 6: Selections

    Final selections will be announced via Engage News on March 11!

  • FAQs

    • Am I required to complete the Preview & Preparation Experience?

      We want you to be well-informed about the responsibilities and benefits of these opportunities prior to applying. However, participation in the Preview & Preparation experience is only encouraged. Preference will be given to students who participate, but any student that meets the eligibility requirements may apply.

    • Is there a minimum grade requirement?

      Yes, we believe students need to devote focus on their academic obligations, first and foremost! Most organizations require a minimum of a 2.5GPA. This does differ by organization. For example, BMEN requires a 2.75 and the UAB Ambassadors require a 3.0. Attend a Preview event of check out the Engage “Student Leader Selection” organization page to learn more about each organization’s requirement.

    • What is asked during the interviews?

      The interview portion of Student Leader Selection provides us with a better opportunity to learn about you, your interests, and strengths. Interviews are not mean to be intimidating or overwhelming; we just want to learn about you and your interest in this role! We provide an optional Interview Workshop as a part of Student Leader Selection to assist students who want to sharpen their interview skills.

    • If I am selected, when do student leader positions start?

      The leadership position is for one academic year (Summer, Fall, and Spring). Student Leader training starts in April for most organizations.

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