Leadership Development Application
Application Checklist
Before turning in your application, make sure you have submitted all the items below:
  1. Your Contact/Background Info 
  2. Your Current Resume (optional) 
  3. Your Essay Responses 
  4. A minimum of one (1) Recommendation 
  5. Your class/activity schedule denoting open blocks of time for an interview

The LDP application due date is Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Only completed applications will be considered. 
Please note that you must complete the application in its entirety. You cannot save the application and complete it at a later time. 

To be considered for the Leadership Development Program, we request that you complete the application below. You are asked to provide your background information, responses to two questions about who you are as a leader and your interest in the LDP, an interview, and at least one recommendation from a professional (e.g., a high school teacher, coach) who knows you well and can attest to your leadership abilities and potential. 

It is preferred that recommendations be submitted online, however they will also be accepted via US mail or e-mailed directly to cdls@rider.edu.

For More Information Contact: 
Laura Seplaki, Director, LDP
Sweigart Hall, Room 250
609-895-5791 
lseplaki@rider.edu or cdls@rider.edu

Part 1. Contact and Background Information.
i.e. May 2013
/ 4.0
Document Naming Conventions
Please title the file using the following format 'LastName_Resume'. Do not include any spaces/special characters in the document name.
Home / Permanent Address
Campus/Off-Campus Address
If different from above
Part II. Essay Questions
For each question below, provide a one page essay response. Please label each page with your name and the question to which you are responding. Submit your completed essays with this application. Please complete BOTH essays.
Document Naming Conventions
Please title the file you submit for Essay #1 'LastName_Essay1' and the file for Essay #2 'LastName_Essay2'. Do not include any spaces/special characters in the document name.

Essay I: What interests you about the Leadership Development Program? What leadership strengths do you bring to the program and why are you a good candidate?

Word documents only. Please make sure the filename of the word document has no spaces or special characters.

Essay 2: What aspects of leadership are most important for you to develop? How do you hope to use the leadership skills you develop through the program?

Word documents only. Please make sure the filename of the word document has no spaces or special characters.
Part III. Interview

All candidates must complete a 15-20 minute interview with a member of the CDLS staff during the week of October 6, 2014. Please submit a copy of your class/activity schedule below with your full name and denote the blocks of time you are available to interview. You will be notified via e-mail of your interview date, time, and location. The attire for the interview is business casual. 

Word or PDF documents only. Please make sure the filename of the document has no spaces or special characters.
Part IV: Recommendation

List the name, title and phone number of at least one person who will write a letter of recommendation for you. The letter could be from one of your teachers or professors, a supervisor, a coach or from any other community member who has had a chance to observe you in a leadership role

Applicants are responsible for supplying those recommending them the online recommendation form or a copy of the LDP Recommendation Form (pdf)

Remember to give your recommender plenty of time to complete the recommendation form and supply him/her with a stamped, addressed envelope if recommendation is being mailed. 

Document Naming Conventions
Please title the file using the following format 'Last Name_LetterofRecommendation'. Do not include any spaces/special characters in the document name. Word or PDF documents only.


Only one recommendation is required, however, if you wish to provide an additional recommendation, you may do so. 

Document Naming Conventions
Please title the file using the following format 'Last Name_LetterofRecommendation'. Do not include any spaces/special characters in the document name. Word or PDF documents only.
If so, please write their name(s) above.