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The Parallels Between a Teacher and a Leader

By Taryn Akiyama ‘14 A classroom full of curious eyes stare back at me. I am the first American they have ever met. I am shorter and barely older than they are. I do not have teaching certification or a relevant degree. And yet, I am their English teacher. But as I have come to […]

Posted February 19, 2015 in News

ThinkImpact—CMC Students in Rwanda

Grace Lee ’17 This past summer, two CMC students, Ben Fusek ‘17 and Zachariah Oquenda ‘16, embarked on a two-month journey to rural Rwanda through ThinkImpact. ThinkImpact is a social entrepreneurship organization that provides students the opportunity to engage in experimental learning as they work in rural communities to test ideas and prototype changing innovations. […]

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Bringing conferences to students

Xiangyu Ma ’17 and Stephanie Haft ‘15 One of the ways in which the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) contributes to the life of Claremont McKenna College students is by introducing them to academic conferences, whether it is by bringing conferences to campus, or by taking students away to them. Over the past semester, the KLI […]

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A Focus on Fellowships: KLI’s 2014 Research Fellowship Recipients

By Pema Donyo ‘17 Each year, the Kravis Leadership Institute offers three research fellowships to Claremont McKenna students with a research topic related to leadership. The three KLI research fellowships include the Leadership Thesis Fellowship, Social Sector Research Fellowship, and the Leadership Research Fellowship. As part of the fellowship, students are granted $1000 and an […]

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Congratulations Sherylle Tan, Chair-Elect of the WLAG

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  We are pleased to announce Sherylle Tan as the Chair-Elect of the Women and Leadership Affinity Group (WLAG)  of the International Leadership Association (ILA). Sherylle has been a part of building this affinity group from its launch 3-4 years ago. She will be an exceptional leader with KLI and CMC both beneficiaries of her work […]

Posted December 26, 2014 in News

KLI and the Athletic Leadership Module

By Xiangyu Ma ‘17 Short leadership courses tend to be challenging to plan precisely because of their brevity. The line between doing more and doing too much can be blurry. The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) does routine leadership training sessions for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) sports teams as a matter of course. It’s become a tradition […]

Posted November 6, 2014 in News

The 7th Sophomore Leadership Experience

By Stephanie Haft ‘15 Andrew Carnegie once remarked: “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” From Friday, September 12th to Sunday, September 14th, a group of 90-odd CMC sophomores worked toward Carnegie’s stated “common vision” during the Sophomore Leadership […]

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Sponsored Summers, Illuminating Internships

By Pema Donyo ’17 More than twenty Claremont McKenna College students embarked on their own Kravis Leadership Institute sponsored internships this summer — spanning new cities from across the country to as far away as Amman, Jordan. The beginning of my internship started in a white room with thirty other interns, hands clasped on the […]

The Value of Mentoring

By Leigh Teece P’16 Kravis Leadership Institute Member of the Advisory Board The education industry, which is traditionally tasked with delivering learning, is going through a fundamental change, from centrally disseminated knowledge to consumption of particular content tailored to each consumer’s interest. How well is this change being handled? The best universities in the world have a […]

Posted June 21, 2014 in News

Getting Emotional and Personal: YOU@CMC, A Self-Leadership Workshop

By Xiangyu Ma ‘17 “ … and that is when I realized—” It was probably sometime mid-sentence, mid-story, mid-workshop when I realized just how different of an experience I was in for. I was sitting down next to one of my friends and she had been in the midst of her exposition when she stopped. […]

Posted June 18, 2014 in News