Knight Talks
Inspiring Others Through Shared Experiences

What makes you stand out? What obstacles have you overcome? How have you used your leadership skills to make a change? We believe that every Knight has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours.

Share Your Story for a Chance to Win

Inspire others by sharing your #MyCSUStory on Knight Talks for a chance to attend a national leadership conference of your choice. Choose from nationally recognized conferences including the World Business Forum, Forbes Women’s Summit, Grow Conference or more. This is your chance to share what you’ve learned through NSLS and grow your leadership skills.

What are Knight Talks?

Knight Talks are 3-to-5-minute videos (think TedTalk) that shares your story, your expertise or how you’ve influenced others. These talks can touch on any subject that you think might encourage your fellow Knights to pursue their academic or personal goals.

How do I enter?

  • Submissions are due April 12, 2017. Submit a Knight Talk video using this form.
  • Videos must be 3 to 5 minutes long.
  • CSU will choose two winners from all videos submitted. Both winners will receive a trip to a national conference of their choice.
  • Winners’ videos may be featured on CSU social media.
  • Entries must be submitted by members of the CSU chapter of NSLS.

Need help choosing a topic? Visit TedTalks and the Speaker Broadcast Series within the National Society of Leadership and Success for inspiration. For more information, email

Winners will be contacted by CSU Student and Alumni Engagement to choose approved conference. Conference must take place in the U.S. before April 1, 2018. Prize may include travel but total will not exceed $3,000. Conference registration and travel, if applicable, will be purchased by CSU. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Winner agrees to attend conference and SAE event, as well as provide interview for marketing material, if applicable.