SC State University Initiates Student Leadership Academy

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SC State University is diligently preparing students to make a smooth transition into the corporate environment. Academics will play a pivotal role in that transition. However, soft skills are also significant.

SC State University’s Business and Industry Cluster has agreed to support the Student Leadership Academy. During the Academy, students will learn these soft skills and ultimately how to excel in a global society. The kick-off session for the Student Leadership Academy will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in Belcher Hall’s Fourth Floor Auditorium.

During the kick-off, an overview of workshops will be conducted in 30 minute sessions. Workshops will focus on leadership, communication skills, business etiquette and corporate culture, resume writing, interviewing and interpersonal skills.

Initially, the Student Leadership Academy will be offered to members of the Honors Program and students within campus organizations serving in leadership roles. After demonstrated success, the program will be available to the entire student body. Cluster members such as Wal-Mart, BMW, Michelin, Nationwide, Sherwin Williams, General Electric, Nestle, Santee Cooper and QS-1 will conduct workshops, and some students will be able to participate in a shadowing program.

For additional information on the Student Leadership Academy, contact Dr. Jackie Epps, program director, at 803-516-4831, or via e-mail at