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48HOURS Team Leaders

First Year Experience


What is a Team Leader?

On each 48HOURS weekend, approximately 10 upperclassmen join the team as Team Leaders. Each Team Leader is assigned a group of 10 first-year students; during the retreat weekend Team Leaders are the heart of the program. By engaging in personal discussions with their groups, they share the advice and the wisdom they have collected over the years.

The Team Leaders' mission begins even before the weekend starts, by contacting their groups and arranging a dinner to introduce everyone. Their roles continue after the weekend ends, as well. Team Leaders are encouraged to keep in touch with their groups, helping provide valuable advice and friendship based on a mentoring relationship that 48HOURS initiates.

What do I need to become a Team Leader?

First of all, Team Leaders must have a great attitude -- positive, enthusiastic, cooperative, and willing to work very hard. Second, they must support the philosophy of the 48HOURS program. Third, they must like interacting with people.

How do I apply to become a Team Leader?

The 48HOURS Leader application process is closed for the 2016-2017 year. The application process for the 2017-2018 academic year will open up in April 2017.