Business Leadership Fellows Program

The business world is competitive. Standing out can be challenging. La Salle’s School of Business gives you the tools and skills you’ll need to succeed, so you’re ready for whatever comes your way. And now, as part of our innovative Business Leadership Fellow Program, you won’t be facing the competition. The competition will be facing you.

Why the Business Leadership Fellows Program?

You want to become a leader. This transformational leadership development program provides students with an additional advantage through some amazing experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The program was designed to help fast-track hardworking students like you in attaining the skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence to differentiate yourself as you prepare to enter an increasingly competitive global economy.

Benefits to Becoming a Fellow:

  • Create and maintain a personalized professional development plan to determine where you want your academic and professional career to go with the help of dedicated faculty and staff.
  • Leadership opportunities through various on-campus, academic, co-curricular, and community engagement.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate their abilities through: on-campus, academic, co-curricular, and community engagement.
  • Individualized 1:1 guidance from alumni mentors as well as personalized coaching and advising from the Program’s director.
  • Receive a competitive edge in professional development and experiential opportunities such as internships, co-ops, travel study trips, and job shadowing.
  • Hands-on experience demonstrating social responsibility through active commitment to communities, organizations, nonprofits or causes.
  • Finish with an invaluable and robust digital portfolio of your academic, personal, and professional development for interviews and networking.

Living Leadership

Authentic leadership begins with an enlightened sense of self-awareness. A framework for living leadership allows students to: explore leadership theory throughout the ages by participation in regular leadership literature discussion circles, take individualized self-assessments, engage in skill development trainings, practice leadership through on-campus and off-campus leadership roles and meet leaders from a broad landscape of industries. 

Active Social Responsibility

As a Catholic Lasallian Business School, students are taught that it’s essential to respect the integrity of every human being regardless of which business or profession they eventually pursue.  Doing “well” and doing “good” are not mutually exclusive concepts and corporate social responsibility is a widely-accepted principle. Fellows will demonstrate active social responsibility by engaging in the communities, organizations, or causes that align with their personal values and beliefs.

Enlightened Experiential Opportunities

Through deeper reflection, immersive experiential learning, as well as significant and ongoing guidance from their mentors, students are supported and engaged in exploring various career paths and industries that will both broaden and strengthen their development and competitive edge.

Personal and Professional Development

Students will regularly assess their skills and abilities, meet with their mentor and set goals in order to achieve their fullest personal and professional potential as part of a lifelong commitment to continuous improvement. The electronic leadership portfolio will arm each student with powerful evidence and a competitive edge as they interview for internships, co-ops and full-time employment. 

Admission Requirements

The program is open to any La Salle student majoring in business who will be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in Fall 2018, including transfer students. Interested students must apply and meet the admission requirements, which include:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Submission of a personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • In-person or Skype interview with the Director of the Business Leadership Fellows Program


Elizabeth Schroeder, M.S.
Director, Business Leadership Fellows Program
School of Business
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199


Elizabeth Schroeder, M.S. Director, Business Leadership Fellows Program 215.951.1314

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