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The Student Experience

Communication, negotiation, management and problem-solving are just a few of the valuable skills you’ll learn by taking advantage of the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation leadership opportunities. Edson College student leaders demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and exceptional interpersonal skills. Student leaders have a keen interest in helping new students succeed through involvement and engagement within Edson College, ASU’s campuses and the University.

You’ll also develop an extended network of references and have positions of responsibility to take when you are ready to enter the job market. Leadership isn’t just about what goes on your resume. You’ll have fun, make friends and contribute to the Edson College community while being a mentor, ambassador, camp counselor, tutor, student council member or entrepreneurial team leader.

Edson College Community Assistants and Peer Leaders

Edson College CAs and Peer Leaders create engaging and practical opportunities for students living in the residential communities to feel connected to ASU, build a sense of community through support and engagement, and facilitate weekly programming that promotes continuing education.

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ASU 101-NU Student Facilitator

All freshmen—whether living in one of our residential communities, commuting to campus- enroll in ASU 101-NU: The ASU Experience, a one-credit course focused on navigating the transition to the university and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Students receive a peer mentor who lead in-class discussions, provide referrals to academic resources, connect students to opportunities on campus, and guide students through their first semester.

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Fall Welcome

Whether you are a first-year, international, transfer, commuter or returning student, there is an event for you. Bring your family and friends, because the activities are open to you to help you prepare for a successful college career.

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Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors for Recruitment are a select group of students who support the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation as representatives at recruitment events with prospective students and outreach activities. In addition to developing professional and leadership skills, as an Ambassador.

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Barrett, The Honors College

Many Edson College Nursing and Health Innovation undergraduate students are part of the unique community at Barrett, The Honors College. Honors students enjoy select opportunities to travel abroad, earn scholarships, attend special events specifically for honors students, and receive funding to travel and complete their creative projects/theses. Students have the opportunity to stretch their learning capabilities through a customized honors curriculum.

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Gain practical work experience related to your major through experiential learning programs offered by our industry partners in conjunction with the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Career and Professional Development Center. These opportunities foster professional, personal and skill development, and are usually paid.

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Academic Bowl

The Academic Bowl pits teams from ASU’s colleges and schools against each other in lightning-fast question-and-answer rounds. Questions can cover any topic—from world politics and pop culture, to history and geography, to world literature. If you have a passion for learning, possess a wide range of knowledge about various (possibly obscure) topics, and can quickly hit a buzzer, consider trying out for the team. Not only will you have a blast ring off answers in a fast-paced event, but you also have a chance to win scholarship money and the coveted championship title.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

If you are interested in fun, leadership, outreach, career growth and networking opportunities, you should check out opportunities with the various student organizations at ASU. There are honors and professional societies, diversity organizations, service and major-specific groups, and general groups that provide ample opportunities for you to find a community that suits your needs, whether it is gaining hands-on experience working on a team or socializing with peers who share the same passion.

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Study Abroad Program

students will travel through Peru, from large cities like Lima to small communities, and engage in service learning to learn more about traditional and rural health practices.  Through this program, students develop a stronger relationship with the community they are serving, and gain deeper understanding of providing health care to diverse populations.

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