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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.

Note: LEDA is pivoting all student programming for summer 2020 from in-person to virtual, including the 2020 Career Institute.

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 2019 Fellows come from 34 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.

At 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 2019 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

2020 Career Partners

Standard Chartered Strada Education Network
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Schusterman Foundation

IAC Goldman Sachs Davidson Kempner
Ropes & Gray PIMCO Bloomberg Philanthropies

Chubb UBS CoStar Salesforce Morgan Stanley
DE Shaw Fortress EY Venture for America  

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