The National Society of Leadership and Success
Building leaders who make a better world
Stephen Bardo, former University of Illinois standout, NBA star, basketball analyst and now a leading champion of education and a Leadership Ambassador for The National Society of Leadership and Success, took some time out of his busy schedule to provide insight into the current state of the student-athlete life, and how sports impact athletes after their playing careers have ended.

Congratulations to “Dream Support Grant” recipient Jennifer Kent, from the Society chapter at Southern New Hampshire University - College of Online and Continuing Education.
Jennifer Kent, a Society member since September 2014, is an online student at Southern New Hampshire University. As a “Dream Support Grant” recipient, she is writing a children’s book about childhood cancer. When it is complete, she is planning a special volunteer event to coincide with the book’s release.
Today we are happy to share with you part one of Jennifer’s progress toward fulfilling her dream.

Congratulations to “Dream Support Grant” recipient Matt Borowicz, from the Society chapter at University of Minnesota, Crookston.
As an undergrad from 2012-2015, Matt Borowicz was an active member of the University of Minnesota, Crookston Society chapter who double-majored in Health Sciences and Biology. Now, as a “Dream Support Grant” recipient, Matt is finishing up his first year as a dental student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Today we are happy to share with you Matt’s journey and progress toward fulfilling his dream.

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2016 Scholarships and Awards recipients!

Click here to view the full list of our Scholarships and Awards. 

We thank all of you who have applied for the Spring 2016 Scholarships and Awards.

For many recent graduates and those on the cusp of graduation, the idea of networking is a scary proposition.  It doesn’t have to be.  In fact, let’s toss out the word “networking” and replace it with “relationships.”  Networking, at its core, is all about relationships.  You’re feeling better already, aren’t you?  You’re currently in relationships with your fellow students, professors, friends, co-workers, family and perhaps even the barista at Starbucks.  You’re essentially networking right now without even thinking about it.  Every interaction you have is an opportunity to nurture an old relationship or create a new one.  Imagine your network is a tree.   Your objective is to plant the seeds, and over time, watch your network grow into a Mighty Oak with hundreds of branches.  Here are some tips to help you do just that: