Four Lunch and Lead sessions are held every semester, and focus on a unique leadership topic designed to enhance students’ skills and knowledge. Past topics have ranged from legacy development to effective delegation. Sessions are open to any current Rice student, faculty, or staff. Lunch is provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last! Please RSVP for upcoming Lunch and Lead programs.
If you would like to recommend a topic for future programs, provide feedback, or ask questions, please email email@example.com.
RMC Farnsworth Pavilion | 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 4th
Capitalize Your Ask: Fundraising Simplified
Presentations from the Office of Corporate Relations and the Rice Annual Fund
Come to this session to learn best practices for communicating with potential corporate sponsors and community members. Attendees will leave with strategies for success and a Fundraising Toolkit!
Food: Pink's Pizza
Wednesday, September 18th
Making Your Voice Heard: Advocacy 101
Jessica Edry, GSA VP of Student Advocacy
Come learn how to build an action plan to effectively reach your advocacy goals for the year!
Food: Jimmy Johns
Wednesday, October 2nd
Overcoming the Imposter Experience as a Student Leader
Dr. Ijeoma Nwaogu, Associate Director, MultiCultural Center
Ever felt like you don’t deserve to hold a particular leadership position on campus or that you aren’t good enough to be effective in your role? You might be experiencing imposter feelings, a phenomenon common to capable and high-achieving student leaders. This interactive session will help you gain a clearer understanding of the imposter experience. You will also learn strategies to overcome imposter feelings so that you can pursue your leadership roles with greater confidence and resolve.
Food: Auntie Chang's Dumpling House
Wednesday, November 6th
Volunteering with a Purpose: Ethically Supporting Our Communities
Haina Holm, Volunteer Specialist at the Center for Civic Leadership & Sana Mohamed, Student Ambassador for the Center for Civic Leadership
This session will walk you through critical service, a strategy for building capacity in our communities near and far, and help build your skills as a community leader and active citizen.
Food: Thai Village