The Nancy Pautz Leadership Award for Interim Career Explorations Posted on November 17th, 2010 by

By Emma Strand, 11/17/2010

Are you doing a January Career Exploration? Considering applying for the Nancy Pautz Leadership Award for Interim Career Explorations. Applications are currently available in the Career Center.

What is the Nancy Pautz Leadership Award?
Nancy Pautz worked in the Career Center for 16 years as the Internship Program Assistant. In 2003, Nancy passed away after a battle with cancer. To honor Nancy’s dedication to Gustavus students and her countless contributions to the Career Exploration program, The Nancy Pautz Leadership Award was established. Each year, a small number of students are awarded up to $300 to cover expenses incurred while participating in an Interim Career Exploration.

What are the qualifications for receiving the award?
The primary goal of the award is to help students participating in an Interim Career Exploration engage in substantive reflection on issues of vocation, lives of service, and how a person’s career reflects one’s larger sense of self, purpose, and contribution to society. Students must fill out an application (available in the Career Center) and write a one-page leadership statement. Awards will be given based on financial need, commitment to genuine exploration, and potential for leadership development.

What happens if I receive the award?
Recipients will be notified via e-mail. The first portion of the award money will be mailed out in early January. To receive the second portion, recipients must complete all work assigned by their faculty sponsor and the Career Center by Friday, January 28th. Recipients must also read an assigned leadership article and write a one-page reflection paper on leadership. Each award winner will write a one-page summary of their experience and submit a photo to be shared with the Gustavus Community. Additionally, all recipients will attend the reflection dinner on Tuesday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m.

Stop by the Career Center and pick up an application today! This is a great way to cover expenses like gas money and to share your J-Term experience with the Gustavus Community. Stop by the Career Center if you have any questions!


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