Student leadership positions provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience and hone leadership skills such as responsibility, interpersonal skills, communication and initiative, within a known environment. These can be found as part of school, university, in the community, or within extra-curricular or co-curricular activities. Students can often work towards a leadership position in the environment of interest over a period of multiple years.
Common leadership positions include Head Boy/Girl, Prefect, Ambassador, Mentor/Tutor, Orientation Counselor/Guide, Resident Assistant, Coach, Club/Sport Leader, Newspaper/Magazine Editor, School Photographer and Assistant to a more senior person.
This is subject to variability depending on the position that is being applied for
This varies depending on the student leadership position. There are typically no associated costs.
Knowledge and time within the environment/club/type of position is very valuable, as is leadership ability, and often senior members are given priority
Depending on the position, there could be a significant amount of preparation or background work required
Varies according to the position, but may include a form, letter of recommendation, interview and/or written statement