UCI Student Life & Leadership

Anteater Leadership Summit

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The Anteater Leadership Summit is hosted by UCI's Student Life & Leadership. Venture to the Anteater Leadership Summit! This all-day conference experience focuses on the development of student leaders. The Anteater Leadership Summit is for students who are eager to take their leadership skills and understanding to new heights. With workshops devoted to professional development, inclusion, reflection, and organizational leadership, students will gain new perspectives and strategies to propel them towards their leadership endeavors. Register now at the Student Life and Leadership website. Join us on Saturday, January 26th 2019 for the Anteater Leadership Summit!

Who Should Attend?

  • Any student who wants to learn more about leadership
  • Any student seeking opportunities for involvement


  • Engaging keynote
  • Professional Padfolio for every attendee
  • Professional Headshots for your LinkedIn Profiles
  • Lunch, Coffee, Snacks!
  • Interactive Workshops

Attire: Business Casual



Cost: $15


Deadline: January 18, 2019  EXTENDED: Wednesday, Jan 23

Featured Workshops

#campusclimategoals: The Cultural Awareness Project Ekpeju Ed E-Nunu & Gerry Medina, UC Riverside

The Cultural Awareness Project (CAP) is an opportunity for students to raise their level of cultural competence and have a positive impact on campus climate. Participation in CAP provides students the chance to learn the skills necessary to thrive and succeed in an increasingly globalized and diverse society.

Majoring in Uncertainty - Navigating Uncertainty During College And The Years That Follow | Hai Truong, UCI Summer Session

You've spent all of your time, energy, and emotion preparing for the transformative years of college and now you're here -- yet you feel unsure of the future that lies ahead and whether you're doing everything right. It's ok to feel that way. That's life. In this seminar we will unpack when things don't go according to plan and how to understand and process these things to move forward. There's no secret recipe to a sure thing, but we will explore how to navigate the only guarantee in life -- that things eventually change.

The Five P's to Leadership Success | Jeff Mata, CSU San Marcos

Leaders are faced with a multitude of challenges throughout their lives. It is those with a solid foundation that can overcome any obstacles that lie ahead. Learn to build your solid foundation with the five P’s to leadership success.

Utilizing LinkedIn to Gain a Competitive Advantage | Natalie Riso & Ryan Zarvakos, LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for career advancement, networking, and for job search. Learn the best practices for young professionals from LinkedIn Insiders: Ryan Zervakos, Relationship Manager at LinkedIn, and Natalie Riso, Former LinkedIn Campus Editor and 3x LinkedIn Top Voice. Learn to how to best prepare for your job search by showcasing and strategizing your experience and goals to develop a strong brand.

Why No One Cares What You Do (Until You Do This) | Ryan Foland, UCI Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Let's face the harsh reality that you don't hear too much about. When you graduate, you are one of millions of college grads that will enter the job market. How do you stand out? How do you get people interested in what you do? The first step is in realizing that people don't care what you do. Instead, they care about the problem you solve. Ryan Foland, a global keynote speaker and recognized Personal Branding expert, will walk you through his 3-1-3® Method, to help you learn how to better position what you do, in terms of the problem that you solve. Learn the secrets to unlocking your potential (in the eyes of your future employers).

Secrets to Success: Campus Organization Leaders (Student Panel) | Representatives from Campus Organizations at UCI

The objective of this session is to better understand how campus organizations’ board members keep their general body members engaged.  Sometimes organizations have difficulty keeping their members and face problems general body members in organizations do not see. With a student panel, attendees will be able to ask questions and receive answers from students who have run through the hurdles of leading organizations.

Building Inclusive Campus Communities | Naty Rico, UCI Alumni

Often times students with disabilities are unintentionally excluded from leadership opportunities due to lack of awareness on disability and how to address accessibility challenges. This presentation focuses on building inclusive spaces and how you as a leader can ensure your spaces are accessible, accommodating, and welcoming.

Reframing Productivity: Tools to Combat Burnout | Chelsea Faustino, UCI Center for Student Leadership

Our capitalist society profits from our productivity. If we are not constantly contributing to our work, whether as students, professionals, or activists, we are regarded as lazy. This workshop will explore how we have internalized these values and what we can do to challenge this narrative through radicalizing self-care, adopting organizational tools, and redefining productivity.

Leadership Style: From Stories to Skills | Anna Capinpin & Brittany Nguyen, Cal State Fullerton & Cal Poly Pomona

Storytelling allows the storyteller a chance to connect deeply to who they are, what they’ve learned and how their experiences have shaped them. Your personal narratives can inform your personal leadership style. This is a guided session of writing and sharing your story, and turning your narrative into leadership skills.

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Lunch Panel: Navigating Career and Life Changes Past College


Giveaways & More!

  • Every attendee will be put into a drawing to win Target Gift Cards that will be announced at the end of the summit.
  • Every attendee will receive a professional padfolio upon check-in.
  • If you are part of a campus organization and you have at least 3 representatives present at the summit, then your organization will be placed into an opportunity drawing to win a $200 funding prize.