Student Leader of the Month
Each month, the Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership honors one deserving student leader, selected from a nominated pool of undergraduates who are involved both in and outside of the classroom. Members of the Providence College community can submit a student leader nomination on the MyPC Portal.
Lindsey Cartier ‘21
Hometown: South Windsor, Connecticut
Campus Involvement: Vice President of Programming for the American Marketing Association; Secretary of Outdoor Adventure Club; Marketing Executive of Eco PC; School of Business student mentor; member of Women in Business, Colleges Against Cancer, Leadership Fellows Program
Describe a highlight of your leadership/involvement at PC: “This fall, we planned a big hiking event co-sponsored by Outdoor Adventure Club and Eco PC. It was amazing to be part of such a large event from start to finish.”
What’s one lesson you’ve learned as a student leader at PC? “That everything takes a lot more time than you’d expect! Give yourself buffer time for the unexpected, and also be conscious of other people’s time in the process.”
What leader has influenced you the most at PC, and how? “Our advisor for the American Marketing Association, Rae Caloura. She’s diligent, and sets expectations based on the national organization’s model. She pushes us to be the best leaders we can be. Rae serves as a good role model for how to lead a group effectively.”
What do you hope to achieve as a student leader prior to graduation? “It’s kind of far away, but I just want to grow the clubs I’m a part of. Knowing where they were when I started, and helping them become better before I leave. I want to set up a framework for growth, so that the change I help make can be sustained past my time at PC.”
Favorite fictional leader: “Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec. She’s so energetic and passionate about her work! She’s a role model for people who love what they do, and go to work happy. Leslie makes everyone around her happier.”
Favorite “real life” leader: “Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. She worked so hard in school, and started this movement for women in the workplace. Even though there are glass ceilings for women in the business world, she reminds us to ‘lean in’ and work hard.”
Describe your statement of purpose as a leader: “I guess it would be, ‘remember when you wanted what you currently possess.’ Acknowledge what you worked for and are at in the present moment, so you can share it and inspire others.”
What are your post-graduation plans? “It’s pretty far off, but definitely something in marketing or business. I’m really still exploring my options.”
Congratulations, Lindsey, and best of luck to you!
To nominate a PC student you know for “Student Leader of the Month,” please click here.