What’s Your Pioneer Type?


A natural leader

You step up when you see an opportunity to lead. Others look to you for guidance and direction. You are a problem solver, a decision maker and a positive influence in your community.

  • Academic opportunities that may interest you

    • Yale Bioethics Institute
    • Undergraduate Research
      • Summer student research grants that provide up to $3,500 in support;
      • Independent research projects with faculty mentors;
      • Assisting professors in lab and studio settings;
      • Independent study and senior seminars;
      • Internships
  • Campus Organizations You May Be Interested In

    • Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
    • Quiz Bowl Team
    • Black Student Alliance
    • College Democrats
    • College Republicans
    • Transy Interfaith Alliance
    • Panhellenic Council (Greek Life)
    • Student Organization for Latinos (SOL)
    • T-Unity
    • Young Americans for Freedom
    • Young Democratic Socialists of America
  • Internship and Career Opportunities

    • Canadian Parliamentary Internship
    • Kentucky Legislative Intern Program
    • Fulbright Program
    • AmeriCorps VISTA
    • Teach for America
  • Cool Classes

    • PS 2194 International Politics
    • BA 3884 Bank Management
    • ANTH 1024 Cultural Anthropology
    • PHIL 3304 Major Thinkers
    • PHYS 1024 Measuring the Universe
    • PS 3264 Human Rights
    • PSY 2054 Theories of Personality
    • WGS 2134 Immigration, Gender, and Race
    • ENG 2534 Detective Fiction
    • BA 3174 Consumer Behavior
    • CS 2124 Logic and Problem Solving
    • BA 3224 Entrepreneurship
    • EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture: History, Philosophies, and Diversity
    • WRC 1044 Confident Writing
    • SOC 2704 Social Media, Mass Culture

Meet some Pathfinders

Hannah Isa has used her time at Transy to develop her skills as a leader, co-founding the Muslim Students Association and serving on the executive board of Young Muslims Lexington. She’s worked closely with leaders on campus and Lexington to achieve the goals she has for her faith community, planting seeds to set up future students for success in academics and in life.

What I love about Transy is they’re really there to support you and your ideas. Knowing that people are willing to listen, develop and assist in any way they can is pretty amazing. Casual conversations become big ideas.

Hannah Isa ’21

Jocelyn Lucero has taken advantage of the wide variety of student organizations at Transy, including as a mentor with Pioneer Pathways, a coordinator with First Engagements, president of the Spanish Club and continuing education chairman of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She used those opportunities to build her leadership and communication skills and was elected president of Student Government Association as a senior. She now plans to take what she’s learned to law school, where recommended Transylvania applicants have a 100 percent admission rate.

 Transy has given me multiple opportunities to have an active role in organizations that I am passionate about, making my leadership experiences that much more engaging. An important aspect of that is communication—being a leader on Transy’s campus means you are in constant communication with other students, faculty and staff. 

Jocelyn Lucero ’19