7 Things to Do Before Applying for the SLC Position

1. Familiarize Yourself with OSE

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The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) handles all things student involvement on the Ithaca College campus. We provide leadership development workshops, volunteer opportunities, and resources for student orgs such as meeting spaces, event supplies, and more. The Student Leadership Consultants (SLCs) work with professional staff members to develop and market these programs.

OSE project teams include Student Leadership Institute, SOS (Student Organization Specialists) Team, Women Leaders Series, Student Organization Finance and Travel, Knowledge to Action Retreat, New Student Organization Recognition, Service Saturdays, and more. To learn more about our office and programs available, visit our website!

2. Utilize Your Campus Resources

Career Services Website

IC has many resources to help you through the job application process. Utilize Career Services to get ready for the interview process - you can even meet with someone to develop your interview skills. Be sure to reach out to current SLCs with questions about the job as well! There are always a few SLCs in OSE or the Student Activities Center who you can chat with about the job. Think about your experience and involvement and how they will help you be a successful SLC.

3. Update Your Resumé and Cover Letter

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Your resumé and cover letter will be the first thing the selection committee sees from you. Make sure your materials are up to date to make a great first impression! Include the most relevant work experience to showcase what makes you the best candidate! Career Services has resources on how to get started and make your resumé and cover letter stand out. You can stop by during drop-in hours to perfect your materials.

4. Dress to Impress

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When attending your interview, put your best foot forward. Pick an interview look that shows your personality but is still professional. There’s no need to show up in a full suit but present yourself in a way that shows your commitment to the job. If you do not have access to business casual clothing, check out the newly created Career Closet on campus!

5. Remember the Details

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Attention to small details can go a long way in an application process. Make sure you proofread your application materials and put forth your best effort. When attending your interview, arrive early, be courteous, and always say thank you!

6. Be Yourself

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It’s okay to be nervous when applying for any leadership position, just take a deep breath and remember to be yourself! OSE is looking for a diverse range of majors and skill sets to fill the open positions. There is no recipe for the “perfect” SLC. The main thing we are looking for in the application process is to get to know you. Have confidence in your abilities and showcase your experiences!

7. Have a Positive Attitude

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Maintain a positive attitude throughout the application process! No matter what happens, any application and interview opportunity is a learning experience. Having an open mind will allow you to make the most of this opportunity.

And if you need a motivation boost . . .

You Got This

… listen to our SLC playlist on Spotify as the ultimate pump up!  (SLCs get to play music at the desk, a bonus of this fun job!)

For any additional questions, contact the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222.