NSLS Announces Fall Speaker Broadcast Series Featuring Schwarzenegger, Adam Grant, Emily Balcetis

NSLS Announces Fall Speaker Broadcast Series Featuring Schwarzenegger, Adam Grant, Emily Balcetis

Allison Bailey
NSLS Announces Fall Speaker Broadcast Series Featuring Schwarzenegger, Adam Grant, Emily Balcetis

The National Society of Leadership and Success has announced the speaker broadcast series for the Fall trimester, including world-famous bodybuilder and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, top-rated professor at Warton and podcast host Adam Grant, and director of New York University's Social Perception Action and Motivation research lab Emily Balcetis

The series is built within the NSLS Program that members go through but is also open to all OSUIT students and kicks off on October 17. All broadcasts will air in the Auditorium of Covelle Hall. 

  • October 17 - 6:00 pm CST -Speaker Broadcast & Success Networking Team Meetings (Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • October 24 - 6:00 pm CST -Speaker Broadcast & Success Networking Team Meetings (Adam Grant
  • November 8 - 6:00 pm -CST Speaker Broadcast & Success Networking Team Meetings (Emily Balcetis)  

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-American actor, entrepreneur, filmmaker, politician, and former professional bodybuilder, is set to headline the Fall 2023 NSLS Speaker Broadcast with a series titled "The 7 Tools for a Useful Life." Best known for his iconic action movie roles, Schwarzenegger also served as California's 38th governor from 2003 to 2011 and was twice recognized by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.  

Adam Grant is a popular science author and a distinguished professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, specializing in organizational psychology. After starting as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he swiftly ascended to become an associate professor in just two years, securing the distinction of being the school's youngest-tenured professor at 28. Adam Grant's participation includes a piece titled "Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things," where he will share his expertise on unlocking hidden potential and achieving exceptional success.

Emily E. Balcetis, a social psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University specializes in visual perception and its connection to motivations, goals, and emotions. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University and joined New York University's faculty in 2006. Her notable achievements include the SAGE Young Scholars Award and the International Society for Self and Identity Outstanding Early Career Award. She will explore the relationship between perception and achievement in her segment titled "How Successful People See the World."

Each spring and Fall, NSLS members are invited to attend a speaker series and engage in small groups with their peers on campus to create connections and accountability. 

"NSLS empowers students with the crucial soft skills that complement their technical knowledge, ensuring they enter the workforce well-rounded and career-ready. Inducted students not only gain access to invaluable scholarships, job opportunities and success coaching but also earn well-deserved recognition at graduation for their remarkable achievements as NSLS members," shared Kyle Allen, Activities Coordinator and co-advisor for the OSUIT NSLS chapter.

Students are invited to join NSLS before each fall and spring trimester, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and at least six credit hours on their transcript as requirements. NSLS members participate in a comprehensive 5-step leadership program during the trimester.

To join, eligible students can submit their nomination code online and pay a one-time $95 membership fee. Need-based waivers are available through the Dean of Students NSLS Waiver program.

NSLS is the only accredited honor society in the United States. The program is accredited by Cognia and recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service and the American Council on Education. 

"Students that take advantage of enrollment in NSLS not only embark on a journey exploring their personalities, passions, and leadership abilities, but they will also find a gateway to a multitude of opportunities for developing and applying soft skills, which are essential for a successful career in the industry," shared Kamie Crawford, director of student life.