Sonali Basak '13

Sonali Basak ’12
Economics and English-Creative Writing
Graduate student, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

"Between being an executive intern, class president, and a writer for the Bucknellian, my leadership positions gave me the confidence to excel inside and outside the classroom. These experiences gave me the strength to tackle my academic goals, brought me unbelievable internships at my local newspaper and CBS News, and left me inspired to reach for more for myself - and dream big."

We produce leaders

Bucknell students do more than demonstrate command of classroom materials. They develop the leadership skills necessary to command teams, companies, government organizations - you name it. Here, students manage real stock portfolios, volunteer in impoverished countries, and excel in academic and athletic competitions — all through opportunities provided by Bucknell.

Help them excel

If you've been in the “real world” long enough, you know that success requires much more than knowledge. By giving students the chance to participate in programs that develop leadership, Bucknell endows them with traits like confidence and character. Gained through tangible experiences, these intangible elements help propel students to greater heights — further solidifying Bucknell's reputation as a top liberal arts university.

Why support leadership development?

  • Ensure that tomorrow's leaders have the tools to be successful.
  • Keep Bucknell on top when it comes to achievement of all kinds.
  • Support students who frequently take on high-profile roles in society.

Developing leaders through University Initiatives

Learn about leadership development programs that support University Initiatives such as these:

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