Students & Leaders Network is a nonprofit organization committed to providing students with career guidance through regular conversations with recognized leaders in a spectrum of fields.

We want to provide educators with another tool for their students.

September of 2010 marked the beginning of Students & Leaders Network.

Total Student Participation: 267,135

Live - 10,824 Streamed - 256,311
This effort, over 16 semesters, has resulted in over 10,824 students participating in 524 live, 30-minute sessions, and 275 videos available on the web site for use by educators, (stream to a classroom) students and the general public. Educators streamed web archived videos to 256,311 classroom students.

Educator and Student Evaluation Results
A total of 75% of evaluations from educators and students were returned. Students and educators were asked to rate the presenters in 6 categories.

The evaluation results:
Educator response: 99% Strongly Agree/Agree
Student response: 87% Strongly Agree/Agree 13% Disagree/Strongly Disagree

The success of this effort is the result of many individuals and organizations that provided the expertise, support and assistance to develop and implement the concept.


Organizations that support the concept include:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction • Wisconsin Association of School Boards • Wisconsin Association of School Board Administrators • American Federation of Teachers • Wisconsin Education Association Council • Greater Milwaukee Committee • WPS Health Insurance • Great Lakes Inc. • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants • University of Wisconsin School of Education and School of Pharmacy • among others.


Numerous individuals have made valuable contributions to this project, view this list of Friends...


Access Wisconsin
To our education and government customers we pledge professional and dependable technologically advanced telecommunication services.
Axley Attorneys
Founded in 1885, Axley Brynelson is consistently recognized as a leader among Wisconsin law firms.

Support provided by Financial Literacy Resource Center of Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). To ensure the safety and soundness of Wisconsin's financial institutions, to protect consumers of financial services, and to facilitate economic growth in Wisconsin by ensuring access to capital for Wisconsin's entrepreneurs.

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation believes that education will change lives for the better. Our support helps provide services that enable all students to understand that college is possible.
Northern Wisconsin Educational Communications System (NWECS). Through cooperation, ensure effective delivery of interactive education and services to its members.
Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. We promote, educate and excite students about the CPA's changing role and the unlimited career opportunities in accounting.
WPS Health Insurance offers affordable individual, family, and group health plans. A not-for-profit company, WPS has been insuring Wisconsin's health since 1946.
Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks (WADEN). WADEN endorsed this effort to work collaboratively with Student and Leaders Network, dramatically expanding available career classes and options for educators.  By using interactive video distance learning, constricted time demands and budget limits of educators are not an obstacle for students to explore career options without leaving their classroom.

Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association. Since 1929, WATDA has been dedicated to serving the car and truck dealers' needs in Wisconsin.

Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving.

Alliant Energy Corporation is a Midwest energy company that provides electric and natural gas services to 1.4 million customers and communities throughout Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Alliant currently has nearly 4,000 employees working across its service territory.


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American Transmission Co. provides electric transmission service in an area from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, throughout the eastern half of Wisconsin and into portions of Illinois. ATC's more than 9,480 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 529 substations provide communities with access to local and regional energy sources.
 A data-driven communications company applying technology and experience to develop and implement creative communication solutions.


 RWHC (Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative) has been providing affordable and effective services to healthcare organizations since 1979. RWHC is owned and operated by forty, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals. The Cooperative's emphasis on developing a collaborative network among both freestanding and system affiliated rural hospitals distinguishes it from alternative approaches. RWHC offers a variety of programs and services to its members as well as to other clients across the nation.