Benefits to participating in ELP

Still on the fence about participating, hear what previous classes have to say:

  • You get connected and are accepted into a community who cares. You are never told you can't lead because of who you are. You are instead encouraged to be the best at what you love and develop your personal strengths, find your own sense of leadership.
  • You begin the program as one person, you end the program as an entirely new person who is more confident and knows so much more about themselves.
  • ELP enabled me to recognize my strengths in a way that I hadn't ever before. I learned a lot about myself in the process, and was able to develop skills that I didn't know I had. The StrengthsQuest analysis paired with the many workshops and faculty interactions provided me with a strong base with which to lead in the CWRU community in the future.
  • The only thing you could lose by participating in this program is time, and even so, it's only a loss if you don't actually participate. Otherwise, it's a transaction, and a good one at that. For a small amount of time here and there, you get valuable insight and connections, and possibly a changed outlook on life.
  • ELP has helped me meet people from all around campus. I have also become more confident in using my leadership skills!

Still not convinced? Research shows ELP graduates:

  • Have a higher combined Sophomore, Junior and Senior GPA (3.39 for participants vs. 3.25 for non-participants)
  • Are more likely to serve as leaders in USG recognized student organizations (27% vs. 16 % for non- participants)
  • Are more likely to have been a leader in an organization during college (80% vs. 30% for non-participants)
  • Are more likely than their peers to have communicated regularly with their professors (90% vs. 55% for non-participants)
  • Are more likely than their peers to say staff recognize their achievements (100% vs. 70% for non-participants)
  • Were more likely to have accepted offered and accepted of full time employment at graduation (64% vs. 45% for non-participants)
  • Were more likely to have a starting salary greater than $60,000 at graduation (56% vs. 33% for non-participants)
  • 60% of ELPers participated in an internship during college