Design Thinking Leadership

Students at Design Thinking Leadership pre-orientation program

Learn to thrive when the answers aren't obvious. Design Thinking Leadership is a five-day program for incoming first-year students who are interested in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. You'll learn new ways to analyze and solve problems, build connections with classmates, get to know Bucknell and the surrounding community, and have fun!  

If you enjoy new challenges, brainstorming and collaboration, you'll enjoy thinking creatively and presenting your ideas to real companies in Design Thinking Leadership. Embrace the unfamiliar in this rewarding program — it's an inspiring start to your Bucknell career. 

What You’ll Do

Through design thinking workshops and small-group activities, you'll develop a strategic mindset for problem-solving. Get results in real time as you engage with local businesses to help them develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Your journey will be guided by the mentorship of alumni, faculty, staff and upperclass student leaders. Learn valuable skills that will enhance your studies in any field, and build relationships you'll draw upon again and again throughout your years at Bucknell.

You'll also enjoy outings to favorite local spots with your new classmates. Typical off-campus trips include team-building ropes course exercises, an afternoon at Knoebels Amusement Resort and ice cream runs to the Freez — a Lewisburg tradition.

Helping Hand

Uncover new challenges

Whom It’s For

Students of all academic interests are welcome to join Design Thinking Leadership, and no experience in entrepreneurship or design is necessary. You only need to be interested in connecting with like-minded students, learning valuable new ways of thinking and having fun.

Cost 

None

2020 Program Dates

Friday, Aug. 14–Tuesday, Aug. 18
(New Student Orientation begins Wednesday, Aug. 19) 

Contact

Sabrina Shankar, program director 
ss100@bucknell.edu 

Division of Student Affairs

Location

211 Langone Center