Congratulations to Leadership Studies Certificate Graduate, Cara Tschida!

Cara Tschida will receive a Leadership Studies Certificate and a Political Science Minor and a degree in Entrepreneurship from Iowa State University. Congratulations, Cara!

What are your career plans after graduation?

I hope to get a job in the nonprofit realm.

What other goals do you have for your life after graduation (hobbies, travel, self-improvement, etc.)?

I will be moving to Los Angeles after graduation.


What was your favorite Leadership Studies class? Why?

LD ST 322 & LD ST 422; it challenged me in ways I didn’t know were possible.


How do you feel Leadership Studies has made an impact on you?

It has taught me how powerful I can be within a group and implement positive change.


After your time in the program, what is your definition of leadership?

Leadership is a complex process of influencing others to take action towards positive change.


What activities, clubs, or groups were you a member of at ISU?

Dance Marathon at Iowa State, Delta Gamma Fraternity and The Fashion Show at Iowa State.


What would you say to someone considering a Leadership Studies minor or certificate?

I would say they should go for it. No matter how many leadership positions you’ve had there is more to learn and experience.