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Career and Alumni Services

LEDA has extended our leadership development efforts by addressing the impact of income inequality on career development and maintaining a robust alumni community.

The LEDA Career Network

Since 2003, the LEDA Scholars Program has been a national model that positions the next generation of leadership to gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top colleges. The LEDA Career Network extends our leadership development efforts that currently run from high school through college by addressing the impact of income inequality in the area of career development. This initiative serves a complement to the LEDA Scholars Program and the LEDA Policy Project and broadens our reach by preparing additional high-achieving, under-resourced students to lead in a broad array of professional pathways.

The 2023 Career Fellow application is now closed. Click here to download our flyer for information, and check back for next year’s application in the spring of 2024.

Click here for an FAQ about the application and eligibility requirements.

LEDA Career Fellows are selected to join the LEDA Career Network during their freshman year of college and include both LEDA Scholars and their peers, and the 2022 Fellows come from 37 states and have demonstrated success in both their academic and leadership pursuits. The LEDA Career Network also serves LEDA Scholars in college and college alumni.

During the LEDA Career Institute, Fellows engage with a number of employers, receive coaching from seasoned professionals, learn about careers opportunities in a broad range of industries, and develop the professional skills needed to navigate the job search process. LEDA is honored to have partnered with leading employers in 2020 to expand career opportunities and offer professional development to our Fellows. After the Career Institute, Fellows receive ongoing support with pre-career exploration, career planning, professional development, and employer engagement.

Click here to download the LEDA brochure, which includes additional information about the Career Network and LEDA’s other programs.

The LEDA Alumni Network

The LEDA Alumni Network, a new initiative under development, provides LEDA alumni with opportunities to receive post-graduate career support and advising through the Career Network and to remain engaged with and give back to the LEDA Community.

The goals of the Alumni Network are to:

  • Engage LEDA college alumni more fully in the LEDA Community
  • Continue to cultivate the leadership potential of LEDA alumni through professional opportunities and networking
  • Connect alumni, and their employers when possible, to the LEDA Career Network
  • Create a platform for LEDA alumni to “give back” through volunteerism, mentorship, and financial support

Recent Career Partners

Jack Kent Cooke FoundationStandard Chartered
Strada Education NetworkCharles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Bloomberg PhilanthropiesPIMCODavidson Kempner
Goldman SachsIACMarlin Equity Partners
 Ropes & Gray 

ChubbCoStarDE ShawEYFortress
Morgan StanleySalesforceUBSVenture for America 

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