School of Business and Leadership

Leadership Fellows Program

First-year and incoming students, do you want to make a difference?
Advance your leadership skills by joining the School of Business and Leadership 2019 Cohort!

How You'll Benefit

As a cohort member, you will belong to a dynamic community that shares learning experiences inside and outside the classroom, receives mentorship, and enjoys small-group faculty interaction. Below is an outline of our leadership development program. Program activities are subject to change.

Year Curricular SBLCo-Curricular SBLCurricular College-wideSuggested Co-Curricular
 1 MGT 212 Retreat experience (fall) Suggested PEQ course - Service Engagement
- Campus co-curricular involvement

Intro. to
Leadership Course

Two-day retreat Suggested PEQ course - SPARK Grant
- Campus co-curricular involvement
 3 Internship    CME leadership focus
Study abroad encouraged
Nazareth College Leadership Program
 4 Capstone Peer leadership role in Fall Retreat   Leadership roles in on-campus activities

How to Apply

Who's eligible: incoming and current first-year students

  • Include your full name, major, and graduation year.
  • Submit an essay addressing the following questions (750 words or less, in Word or Adobe PDF format):
    • What does leadership mean to you?
    • Why do you want to develop your leadership abilities?
    • To date, how have you demonstrated leadership skills in your classes, co-curricular activities, and at work (if applicable)?


  • noon August 30 (extended): Application essays due to Ms. Elizabeth Degnan,
  • September 3: Leadership Fellows cohort decisions sent
  • September 7: Leadership Fellows cohort fall retreat (half day)