The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) operates with the motto, “We build leaders who make a better world.” On Monday, April 21, the organization got a new set of building blocks as 17 WVU Tech student leaders were inducted into the society.
Founded in 2001, NSLS maintains more than 350,000 members in 417 colleges across the nation. The society promotes student leadership with a focus on team-building, community involvement, goal attainment and effective communications skills. The new induction brings the WVU Tech chapter, established in 2012, to 184 members.
WVU Tech NSLS members are active on the campus, hosting trivia nights, mixers, campus movie marathons and bake sales. Society members have read to seniors in a local nursing program and spent time with special needs children at a local elementary school.
“We are dedicated to community service and academic integrity and we’re excited to welcome new students who want to be a part of that,” said Dr. Martha Maus, WVU Tech’s NSLS Campus Advisor.
Simply becoming a NSLS member is part of the society’s leadership training. In addition to maintaining a 3.0 GPA, new members are required to fulfill eight tasks before induction into the society, including orientation, a leadership training day, three success networking team sessions and three live speaker broadcasts.
The process provides students with a look at what to expect from membership and asks them to identify their passions and goals. The live speaker broadcasts offer students a chance to hear from successful leaders such as Mad Money’s Jim Cramer or Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes.
The success networking team sessions put students in small groups as they identify specific goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. Team members provide support to one another as they strive for anything from getting a better grade on an exam to doing well at an upcoming interview.
Monday’s induction ceremony was the culmination of that work for 17 dedicated Golden Bears, and WVU Tech congratulates them on their commitment to success.