Student Leadership and Mentors

As fields of study such as agriculture and health sciences continue to grow so does the need for experienced professionals with skills that could enhance the industry and its relationship with the consumer. According to researchers, leadership development has been identified as a high demand objective for undergraduate degree programs throughout the United States.

Industry leaders have identified several key interpersonal skills that are needed by students, especially those from underrepresented populations, in order for them to compete for positions of leadership and influence within the industry: problem solving, communication, team building, leadership, management, and strategic thinking. What’s more, professionals already in the workplace have reported these skills are also lacking among our recent graduates.

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