Leadership and The Good Life: Your First Decade After Williams Winter 2024

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There is nothing quite like life in the Purple Valley, but many adventures await after Williams. Pondering what The Good Life might look like for you after graduation? Intrigued by exploring different paths and leadership styles across law, government, and business? Interested in developing and honing leadership, collaboration, prioritization, and strategic decision making skills that can benefit both your personal and professional life? Wondering how themes like curiosity, happiness, and creativity connect to designing a life as well as to leadership? We will have engaging conversations addressing these topics and many more. We will also be joined by guest speakers who have led interesting lives and become leaders in their fields since graduating from college. You will write five one-page papers over the course of winter study exploring ideas and topics discussed in class and in our readings. You will also produce a short podcast or class presentation as your final project in the course. Outside of class, we will read a range of articles and insightful pieces as well as watch film clips and listen to podcasts that will inform our class discussions and help build valuable leadership skills for navigating life after Williams.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: NA
Class#: 1210
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Paper(s) or report(s)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Preference given to leadership studies concentrators and political science majors
Unit Notes: Lauren Anstey graduated cum laude from both Williams College and Harvard Law School. She is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and, earlier in her career, was a corporate attorney at Skadden Arps.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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