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Emerging Leaders

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Emerging Leaders is a one-year accelerated development program with the goal of encouraging current Ohio University sophomores/incoming juniors to achieve their potential as a leader. We strive to strengthen our members' intrapersonal skills and professional skill sets while mentoring them to realize their maximum leadership potential.  

The EL Experience


    Weekly Class

    Weekly Class is strategically planned to be a combination of self-assessments, leadership development topics that can be directly applied to impact your life, and executive engagements/panel discussions with alumni.


    Networking Trips

    A one-day networking trip is typically planned for the fall semester and a three-day trip (typically out of state) in the spring. 


    Peer Mentorship

    Your peer mentor group will become a place where you learn from each other and become a place where you will grow the skills necessary for interviewing and internships. These groups are invaluable!



    • Leadership Speaker Series
    • Ethics Case Competitions
    • Executive Engagements
    • Workshops


    One of the most important pieces of EL is the time we give back to this amazing community and build awareness around so many needs in our town. 



    Most importantly, this organization will become your family. The relationships formed are meaningful and in most cases, last a lifetime. We spend time developing our leadership skills, but we have so much fun along the way.

Application NOW Open

Early Applications Close: November 4th    |    Final Applications Close: December 8th


  • Student in the College of Business
  • 3.2 GPA minimum
  • Sophomore Status

Interested in EL? Fill out this form, and we will reach out regarding upcoming info sessions.

The application process takes place during the late fall semester and consists of two components. The first part consists of a written application with free response questions,  a resume, and one letter of recommendation that evaluates your leadership potential.

If your application is selected, finalists will move on to the second component, comprised of individual and group interviews. Those invited into our program will join Emerging Leaders during the fall semester of the following academic year as a junior.



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