Student Summit

Develop personal goals and build leadership skills.

Grow as a Student Leader

GEAR UP Iowa’s Student Summit helps students develop personal goals and build leadership skills.

The second annual GEAR UP Iowa Student Summit was held June 25-28, 2017 at Iowa State University. This exciting FREE opportunity allows students to grow as leaders, set personal goals and continue exploring college and careers. About 80 GEAR UP Iowa students from across the state had the opportunity to interact with current college student mentors for three days on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. Check back in the spring for information about opportunities available in summer 2018.

Sample of Past Activities

  • College Fit Workshop
  • Innovate Your Ideas: Creating SMARTER Goals
  • Managing Digital You: Utilizing Social Media to Brand Yourself
  • Peak Performance Workshop: Interactive, Team-Based Challenges
  • Fun Small Group Activities with College Students
  • Experience Life in a College Residence Hall

Check out pictures and video from the 2016 and 2017 GEAR UP Iowa Student Summits on our social media channels. 

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