1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Fundamentals of Leadership: Understanding Yourself and Empowering Others

Leadership is not simply about holding a coveted title or managing lots of employees. Progressive leadership involves self-reflection, personal growth, and lots of “inner work.” In this interactive course for student leaders, you will learn competencies and assets that are necessary for effective leadership and explore techniques for decision-making, conflict resolution, and self-management. This course also will cover how to apply each of these social-emotional learning competencies to your own personal leadership plan. Through peer-sharing and engagement, social group work methodologies, self-reflection, and journaling, discover the type of leader you are, the leader you hope to become, and the impact of your leadership on your community.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in developing their leadership skills

You'll Walk Away With

  • The ability to identify and demonstrate emotional intelligence and related competencies
  • An understanding of personal triggers and appropriate responses, as well as an assessment of barriers to personal leadership growth and skills to overcome them
  • A personal leadership plan, giving critical thought to your role in your own leadership growth, path, and success
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Available Sessions

  • Session 4 Jul 22 - 26, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule


International Student Deadline: March 15, 2024
Residential U.S Student Deadline: May 17, 2024
Commuter U.S Student Deadline: June 7, 2024

Application Requirements and Fees

For International Students

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