About Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays are the opportunity to unleash the creativity and potential of our student leaders to present and lead workshops or presentations to their peers.

Each Third Thursday can offer one to three 30 min. workshops or presentations to choose from. Staff will provide resources and coaching to student presenters.

>> Call for Speakers

This will be an opportunity to hear from student leaders, like yourself, on a wide variety of topics. Students participating in this workshop will learn from their peers' ways to continue leading throughout their communities.

We are excited to learn from you. If you are interested in presenting, please complete our Third Thursdays Call for Presenters.

As a presenter, you will receive the following incentives:

  • Resume information: how to share this with potential employers
  • Thank you gift/ swag bag (bag, water bottle, certificate, and xyz…)
  • Participant and staff feedback on your presentation

Spring 2022 Themes

Women’s History month.

Student speakers are invited to share stories of how their identity intersects with their leadership and uplifts women-identifying voices on campus and beyond.

Across the Threshold: Senior Legacy

Graduating student speakers are invited to share their stories of how they have developed and grown as leaders in their time at VCU, and share advice with future leaders on campus.

Why should I become a speaker?

Third Thursdays are an awesome resume builder for student presenters.

First and foremost, this is an opportunity to share your story, your platform, or your personal message. Plus, public speaking experience is a highly valued skill that could set you apart when you apply for jobs or competitive programs.

Presenters who participate in Third Thursdays can include their presentation in their resume and link to this web page to document their participation.

Here is an example of how Third Thursdays speakers could feature your Third Thursday presentation on your resume:

  • “title of your presentation”, Selected as a Presenter for the Third Thursdays program, Presented on March 18, 2021, The Underground, The Commons, Division of Student Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, [insert link here.]

Past Topics

Third Thursdays cover a variety of leadership skills taught by your peers. Here are a few of the previous topics we have talked about.

>> Bullet Journaling
>> Beating Anxiety and Perfection
>> Leadership AMONG US


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