Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
As Santa Clara University's outdoors club we strive to create a community of individuals passionate about outdoor activities, sustaining the natural world, and going Into The Wild.
The application for Spring 2019 leaders-in-training is now open! We will have two more application periods next year, one at the end of Fall Quarter 2019 and one at the end of Winter Quarter 2020.
We are looking for leaders who…
Are dedicated to sharing the outdoors with the Santa Clara community
Show previous leadership and outdoor activity experience
Have been on at least one ITW trip
Show commitment to building community and interacting with a diverse group of students
Maintain a balance between school and extracurricular activities (minimum GPA of 2.5)
Desire to innovate and make changes for the future of Into The Wild
Are willing to commit significant time and energy in schedule towards Into The Wild
Have experience working on team
Is a current SCU student enrolled with at least six quarters remaining at the university
Have a willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the WILD!
Roles and responsibilities
Complete quarter-long Leader-In-Training (LIT) Course (minimum 4 hours per week)
Attend weekly leadership team meetings and quarterly leadership retreats (team meetings are Monday nights from 6-7PM)
Attend the quarterly leadership retreats
Create and lead outdoor trips for the student body with fellow ITW leaders
Assist with administrative and outreach roles, including weekly mandatory tabling for trip sign-ups
Work with team members to plan and lead a minimum of one overnight trip and one day trip per quarter
Complete mandatory Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder training course (costs covered by the club! A really good deal!)
Understand mission and values of Into The Wild to pass on to future generations
Break-down of the application Process:
Monday, March 4th: Application Goes Live
Sunday, March 31st: Applications due online by noon!
Tuesday, April 2nd: Applicants informed about group interviews
April 3rd-4th: Group interviews
April 8th-11th: Individual interviews
April 12th: Interviewees informed of decision! Welcome to the team!!!
Due to club policy we only accept applications from First Years and Sophomores. We are not accepting Sophomores who are planning on going abroad Fall of your Junior year. If you are not selected, apply again next year! Many leaders have done two (or more) rounds of the application process- it’s competitive, but so worth it.