Hiram Leadership Application Process (LAP)

Hiram College has a variety of leadership positions for students who desire to make a difference on campus beyond the classroom and club memberships.  Although students receive payment for LAP positions,  the impact of their leadership can be seen in the classroom, the residence halls, and anywhere in between. However, leadership is not only being in a position of authority and having a title. Leadership is knowing also how to follow, how to work with a team, how to support others, and much more; being a leader is a responsibility.

The skills that you develop while in college will stay with you for a lifetime. Communication, decision making, and working with a team are just a few of the many skills that you will gain or sharpen by becoming a student leader. Employers find great value in employees with well developed problem solving, organizational, and planning skills. They also value character traits such as integrity, adaptability, and determination. Our Leadership positions are designed to complement and enhance your academic experiences while developing you in each of these areas.

Leadership can mean many things but for those involved in the Leadership Application Process it means fulfilling a role that serves others with purpose, commitment, and accountability. We also believe true leadership is the ability to apply ethical decision making to achieve personal and organization goals. As a leader you will be an integral part of the effort to meet the needs of the Hiram community.

If you are interested in taking that next step to becoming a member of our leadership team, check the information below for available opportunities and the application deadlines.


Admission Navigator

Admission Navigator - Philip Major, Admission Counselor, x5973

Admission Campus Visit Assistant                                                             

Admission Campus Visit Assistant- Philip Major, Admission Counselor, x5973

International Peer Assistant

International Peer Assistant - Nicole Gatrell, Director of International Student Services, x5388

Orientation Leader

Orientation Leader - Alex Ulbricht,  Director of Campus Involvement, x5182

Peer Career & Academic Assistant

Peer Career & Academic Assistant - Heather Balas, Director of Career Services, x5131

Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant - Heather Eaves, Assistant Director of Residential Education X5971 or any Residential Education Staff Member

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant - Dee West, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, x5237

Welcome Center Staff Member

Welcome Center Staff Member - Allison Monroe, Administrative Assistant of The Center for Student Engagement, x5181

 To complete an application for the LAP Process please do the following:

 Timeline: Action Items: Additional Info:
Recommendation Forms DUE Friday, January 30th, 2015                                                                              Recommendation Forms

One recommendation needs to come from an individual in the Hiram College Community. 

Please remember that you must print out your own recommendation forms and give them to your recommender.

Printed Recommendation Forms need to be turned into Allison Monroe in the Office of Campus Involvement by 4 PM on January 30, 2015.

Online Applications DUE Friday, January 30th, 2015 Application Form

You must attach your resume as a PDF in this application.

Applications are due online at 4pm Friday, January 30th and you will receive an email confirmation that you have filled out the form correctly.

 Individual Interviews - Monday, February 2nd - Friday, February 13th.   You will be emailed a link to set up your individual interview Individual interviews will be conducted by the office you are applying to. Please see information above. 
 Group Process Interview - Sunday, February 22nd You will receive a confirmation email that you have been invited to participate in Group Process Interviews This portion of the interview process is essential so please plan your schedule to be available all afternoon. 
 Decision Letters - Friday, March 6th  Decision Letters can be picked up from The Welcome Center during normal desk hours.  Please read your Decision Letter carefully; each position requires different actions to accept or deny the position. 


Additional Information:

  • Minimum requirements for each position must be met in order for an applicant to continue in the process.  This includes being in good academic and judicial standing.  Please note that some positions have minimum GPA requirements.  Be sure to carefully read the job description for the position(s) for which you are applying.

  • Resident Assistants may not serve as Community Council Members. 

  • There is no limit to the number of positions for which you may apply, however, carefully choose positions that match your strengths and skills.  Many of these positions will take time out of your schedules, therefore please take this into account before applying.
  •  Do not submit your application until you know the names of your 2 recommenders. You should ensure that your recommenders know that you would like them to serve as a reference for the LAP positions and to which positions you are applying. Recommenders should be able to comment on your qualifications and strengths, as well as areas in which you may need to improve. You may want to provide them with a copy of the job description(s) and a copy of your resume so they can write an informed recommendation.
  • You will need to upload a resume with your online application. For resume assistance, you may utilize the services of the Career Center. Career Development is eager to help you write an effective resume to obtain a leadership position. Use one or more of the sources for resume help:
  • Resume Worksheet

  • Basic Resume Writing Guide

  • Resume ER - Wednesday, January 14 - 8:00 - 10:00 PM

  • Resume Review hours in Career Development, Hinsdale 101 - Thursday, January 14 - Noon to 3:00 pm, Friday, January 23 - 1:00 to 5:00pm, and Thursday, January 29, Noon to 3:00 PM 

  • Individual appointments in the Career center; call 330-569-5131 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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Alex Ulbricht

Director of Campus Involvement

Kennedy Center
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