Shelby Sih a student from Danbury Connecticut, has led student organizations including Strong Women Strong Girls and Woof Magazine. She has also become a yoga instructor. Coming into Northeastern University, she believed her greatest strengths to be writing and editing, but she has learned through leadership opportunities that she also excels at mentoring and educating others across a variety of platforms: young girls, aspiring journalists, and students seeking growth and development through yoga.
Learners engage in a variety of learning opportunities over the course of their educational journey, that advance the growth of their skills and dimensions.
- Intellectual Agility
- Global Mindset
- Social Consciousness & Interpersonal
- Professional & Personal Effectiveness
Opportunities are mapped to skills and dimensions within the framework. Learners select the opportunities that best match their goals and interests.
Public Speaking / Service-Learning class
Shelby’s first class was a Service Learning class tied to Public Speaking, one of her worst fears.
Skills: Persistence/Resilience, Oral Communication, Networking
Shelby first took a yoga class at Northeastern’s Marino Center.
Skills: Mindfulness, Self-Care.
Mentor - Strong Women Strong Girls
Shelby joined the Northeastern chapter of a national organization that empowers disadvantaged girls.
Skills: Intercultural Competency, Advocacy, Interpersonal Communication
Woof Magazine Writer
Woof Magazine recruited Shelby to work as a writer and content creator.
Skills: Written Communication, Organization
International Relations class
An inspiring course introduced Shelby to global issues and in particular to social inequalities and cultural diversity.
Skills: Intercultural competency, Self-Efficacy/Empowerment
Travel to Hungary and Austria
Because so many Northeastern students travel, Shelby felt compelled to go abroad for the first time.
Skills: Curiosity, Aesthetic Appreciation
Focus Editor - Woof Magazine
Shelby’s first leadership position was as an editor for a glossy, student-run magazine.
Skills: Written Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Coaching/Mentoring, Leadership
Co-op, Root Cause
Root Cause, a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits through trainings and business planning, was Shelby’s first co-op.
Skills: Self-Efficacy, Time-Management, Planning, Organizing
Shelby’s most transformational experience during her time at Northeastern was a yoga teacher-in-training course.
Skills: Mindfulness, Self-Care, Reflection, Coaching/Mentoring, Self Efficacy/Confidence
Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, Advocacy Writing
One of her professors selected Shelby as his Teaching Assistant for the Advanced Writing in the Disciplines course.
Skills: Written Communication, Organization, Planning
Social Entrepreneurship class
A course that introduces students to thinking about how business can do good in the world broadened Shelby’s thinking.
Skills: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Intercultural Competency, Metacognition
Co-op, Wilmer Hale
Shelby co-oped at one of the nation’s most prestigious law-firms, helping the organization to connect to nonprofit organizations.
Skills: Leadership, organization, planning
Outreach Coordinator - Strong Women Strong Girls
Through SWSG, Shelby ran Women’s History month, bringing together large groups of people from Northeastern University and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Skills: Leadership, Intercultural Competency, Networking, Inclusive Action
Having studied yoga and having trained to teach it, Shelby led her first classes.
Skills: Leadership, Self-Directed Learning, Self-Efficacy/Confidence, Strategic Thinking
Yoga Retreat in Spain
Shelby traveled by herself for the first time to join a yoga retreat to both learn and teach yoga.
Skills: Intercultural Competency, Mindfulness, Reflection, Help-Seeking, Networking, Self-Directed Learning
Editor-in-Chief - Woof Magazine
Shelby assumed the leadership of Woof Magazine and re-organized processes and responsibilities within the organization.
Skills: Decision-Making, Organization, Planning, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Systems Thinking
Mission / Mentor Developer
Shelby’s second teaching role was as a trainer for the Strong Women Strong Girls campus chapter.
Skills: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Planning, Leadership, Coaching/Mentoring
Communication Leadership class
A course on leadership required Shelby to create arguments and lead discussions in a manner that simultaneously challenged and included learners.
Skills: Open-Mindedness, Comfort with Ambiguity, Leadership, Inclusive Action, Planning, Self-Directed Learning
Co-op, Boston Globe
Shelby's final co-op was with The Boston Globe where she worked on improving community relations.
Skills: Leadership, Coaching/Mentoring, Organization