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The following article is a personal story about reaching out for new opportunities throughout your career.
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I’ve spent the better part of two decades as a student affairs professional, presenting leadership workshops, teaching leadership courses, and advising student leaders so it was a surprise to me when I recently had the opportunity to think about leadership differently. I was asked to be the keynote speaker at my university’s annual research conference. The keynote speech was to address the benefits of participation in research for students. Immediately, I thought of many reasons why research was important—-- to add to the body of knowledge about a topic, or to discover and explore a phenomenon, or even to innovate or develop a new process or product, but I hadn’t ever put conducting research into the context of leadership development for students. As I researched the information for my address, I quickly realized that participating in research had the potential to be a transformative leadership experience for students. Through participation in research, students gain valuable leadership skills, develop self-awareness, and become problem-solvers.