Definitions for Maverick Advantage Activities

 Maverick Advantage Research icon


Research is a priority from undergraduate through doctoral and post-doctoral levels and can be conducted through classes across multiple disciplines. One method is for students to collect data through surveys and personal interviews, then analyze their findings and relate the data to course content.

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 Maverick Advantage Leadership Development icon


Leadership experiences help students discover personal strengths, essential skills, and relationships that guide them on a journey to serve as an effective leader. Working in a team, or leading a class project are some ways to develop leadership skills.

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 Maverick Advantage Community Engagement icon


Community engagement happens within and beyond the boundaries of campus through intentional experiences in academic courses. Through service learning projects, students and nonprofit agencies form a reciprocal relationship, which fosters an awareness of civic and personal challenges, creates growth of mind and heart, and spurs innovation and skills.

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 Maverick Advantage Career Development icon


Career development experiences enable students to explore, engage, and develop through experiential activities that enable them to reach lifelong professional and personal success. Having students build a resume or actively participate in a career expo are some examples.

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 Maverick Advantage Global Engagement icon


Global experiences provide meaningful interaction with the world, whether abroad or within your own “glocal” community. These experiences help students develop global competencies and enhance cross-cultural understanding. In addition to a study abroad experience, other examples include class projects where students virtually connect on a program with people in another culture or country, become involved in a world event, or work on projects with a cultural population in their community.

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