What is Maximize Potential?
Maximize Potential is a certificate program that offers sessions in residence from six unique pillars. Each pillar emphasizes skill development, resources, or knowledge sharing to help residents get the most out of their first-year experience. To complete the program and earn a certificate you must attend one session from each pillar. These pillars are:
- Community Living
- Health and Wellness
- Professional Development
- Diversity and Inclusivity
- Academic Development
- Personal Development
Why should I get involved?
Maximize Potential is a great opportunity for residents who are looking for an opportunity to learn more about the university experience, develop academic skills and self-care strategies, or engage with different ideas and meet like-minded peers in residence. The Maximize Potential Certificate program is also a fantastic experience for students who are thinking about getting involved in Housing's upper year leadership opportunities such as becoming a Don, a Peer Leader, or a Front Desk Assistant.
If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com, or talk to your Don. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Jessica Lang Residence Student Leadership Award
The Jessica Lang award is a $500 prize awarded annually to a student who has lived in a Waterloo Residences community during the current academic year. The student has taken an active interest in their personal and professional development through completion of the Maximize Potential certificate program. The recipient draws on the skills and experiences gained through the certificate program to enhance their leadership potential.