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POD Leader

Apply to be a POD Leader

Purposeful Ongoing Discussions

What's a POD Leader?

A POD Leader is a junior or senior interested in the topic of climate change and who wants to register for the 3 credit fall course Global Implications of Climate Change -SOCY1501/EESC1501 (the 3 credits are applicable solely to your general degree credits)

POD Leaders are willing to serve as an academic facilitator and mentor for a small group of freshmen (around 15) enrolled in the course

POD Leaders want to work with a student co-lead and be part a group of 10 junior and senior women and men who make up the POD Leader cohort

What's the time commitment like for a POD Leader?

POD Leaders must attend the regular class lecture every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm during the fall semester

Every Tuesday at 6pm every POD Leader (and their co-lead) direct their freshmen POD in discussion and/or activities related to the course material

Students in the POD Leader cohort also meet every Friday from 2pm-3pm for their POD seminar which is designed to help POD Leaders be succesful with their small group of freshmen

All POD Leaders must be available for an overnight retreat on August 23rd - 24th, 2017

Why should I want to be a POD Leader?

As a POD Leader you will get to be an academic and social mentor for a small group of freshmen students. You will receive 3 credits (Pass/Fail) for attending interesting lectures on climate change and running a small, weekly group meeting to help freshmen engage with the material. You and your co-leader can help first year women and men start their time at BC with a fantastic academic experience while being intellectually challenged and stimulated by the course material yourself. 

Click HERE to apply to be a POD Leader

The deadline to applyt is March 1st, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the program.

If you have any questions, please email