Meet Andrea Kiser, 2014-15 Price Leadership Program Fellow
The Price Leadership Program is a campus-wide activity that brings together what students learn in the classroom, from co-curricular activities, and from the College opportunities that take them out into the community and the world at large. The program incorporates technology, mentoring, reflection, planning, individualized guidance for every student, and character-based learning. As the 2014-15 Westminster Fellow for the Price Leadership Program, Andrea Kiser ’14 focuses on connecting Westminster sophomores with alumni mentors who work in the fields they are interested in. This one-on-one mentorship process encourages students to build relationships and prepares them for meaningful careers after graduation.
Andrea also promotes awareness for the program’s different elements, such as the digital Compass (e-portfolio). The uniqueness of the Price Leadership Program is that it includes requirements for students to take the time to think about the elements of each experience, reflect on what it means to their development, and demonstrate their thoughtful reflection through the e-portfolio.
“The e-portfolio is a great way for students to market themselves and differentiate themselves from other job applicants after they graduate,” says Andrea. “I also think it’s a valuable way to see how you have grown as a person through the four years spent in college.”
As for her own experience, Andrea is excited to be working on campus. She majored in Sports Management and plans to attend graduate school. This fellowship position is a great transitional opportunity for her to find where she wants to go next. Her favorite part is getting to interact with students and alumni on a personal level.
Andrea Kiser is one of three 2014 Westminster graduates hired this year to be the 2014-15 Westminster Fellows. Each fellowship position is designed to fill a need on campus. Read more about Kari Lenz, Westminster Fellow for Community Engagement and Service Learning, and Abdullah Al-Hadeethi, Westminster Fellow for Intercultural Engagement.