Get Involved with CSI!

Leadership, Yeah, Leadership!

When you graduate in a year, two or however long you’re with us at Conestoga what is going to set you apart from your peers? How you get involved outside of your academics will set you above the crowd, and CSI is here to help you with that.

Leadership Ambassadors

Volunteering on campus has never been easier with CSI. You have the opportunity to volunteer as little or as much as your academic schedule allows for. Meetings are held once a month, where students receive training to further develop their leadership skills and learn about the upcoming opportunities available.Our ambassadors run various food drives, hygiene drives and assist in making the college experience a more positive and welcoming space.

Volunteering makes not only a difference in your life but in someone else’s life as well. Contact Darcee today to learn more. dcarness@conestogac.on.ca

Global Service Leadership (GSL)

This year we are doing not one, but two GSL trips! Yeah, you read that right two! February 24th – March 3rd our Leadership department will be taking 14 students to Antigua, Guatemala to help on a construction site. Students get to stay in the heart of the community in home stay houses, eating authentic Guatemalan food and enjoying everything the culture has to offer while helping to improve the lives of the locals.

Our second trip will happen on April 28th– May 4th. 14 students will embark on an environmental conservation project at Banff National Park. This trip will include wildlife tracking and wildlife fence-checking. Students will learn about Canada’s conservation efforts and park operations.

Deadline for applications is September 29th. For more information regarding the trips contact Nicole. namoriam@conestogac.on.ca

Clubs & Societies

What are your hobbies or interests? We likely have a club for that, and if we don’t we will give you the tools and materials to start yours.  Gather yourself and six other people that have the same interests as you to start your club. All materials and resources can be found on our website or in room 2A100. Talk to Darcee about existing clubs or starting one of your own!

Some clubs that are currently active are;

Power 2 Change

Conestoga In Action

Conestoga Salseros

Conference

This year’s conference we’re bringing you a great line-up of professional speakers that are sure to inspire and motivate you. Enjoy keynotes from Stuart Knight, James Robilotta, Molly Burke, Hoan Do and Delatorro McNeal! Adventureworks will also be on site facilitating breakout sessions!

Tickets to our 6th Annual Leadership Conference are available here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/csi-6th-annual-leadership-conference-tickets-36693807165

Tickets are $30 which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks both days, amazing speakers, swag bag, and the chance to win awesome prizes.Purchase your ticket before September 22nd at 11:59pm and be entered to win a $200 Visa gift card!

Who: YOU!

What: 6th Annual Leadership Conference

Where: Bingeman’s Conference Centre Kitchener, ON

When: October 14th & 15th

Why: To gain knowledge and the tools needed to become a better leader, CCR Recognition.

 

Life Skills Workshops

Life Skills Workshops are hands-on experiential programs that give you knowledge and skills that are useful both during and after your student career. In our first semester we will be covering personal branding, landlord tenant act, and healthy living!

Our first Life Skills workshop is September 26th on Personal Branding. This session helps students learn about how to best represent themselves to friends, professors, and employers in a way that exhibits their strengths. Everyone has a brand, whether or not they are aware of it, and this workshop helps to customize that brand so it is authentic and supports your individual goals. Takes place in the learning lab at 6 pm, prizes are available.

You can sign up on our website in advance or show up the day of for the workshop!

International Student Advisory Council

The International Student Advisory Council is a volunteer position that students must apply and go through an interview process to be a part of. These students will be giving feedback to better their student experience and ensure that all programming, services, and events are accessible to all our students regardless of where they are from. Students will also be provided education on different areas of the college, support on culturally transitioning, and have workshops from the career hub and other areas provided to them. Students will receive CCR recognition for participation, applications open on August 28th and are due September 29th. More information available from office 2A100 or in our information sessions on September 20th and 22nd at 12 pm.

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