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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 as a complement to the LEDA Scholars Program and broadens our reach by preparing additional high-achieving, under-resourced students to lead in a broad array of professional pathways.

The 2024 Career Fellow application is open! Click here to start your application and click here to download our flyer.
Deadline: April 22, 2024, 11:59 PM (PT)

Click here for an FAQ about the application and eligibility requirements. Admitted Career Fellows are required to attend the LEDA Career Institute, which will be held from August 6 through August 10, 2024, in New York City. (LEDA will cover travel, room, and board expenses.)

The Career Fellows Program admits LEDA Career Fellows – LEDA Scholars and their peers – during their sophomore or junior year in college and prepares them for future leadership roles in their professional pursuits, including a deeper and more targeted focus on career exploration, career readiness, professional development, and career advising.

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 grateful to our employer partners who collaborated with us to expand career opportunities and offer professional development to our Fellows. After the Career Institute, Fellows receive ongoing support with 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 Employer Partners

Standard CharteredRopes & GrayEdelman
BCGCPKCLibra Group
Bloomberg PhilanthropiesAmazon AdsLEGO

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