Admissions and Application Process
Complete the McLauchlan Leadership Series Fellowship application process in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Review the fellowship requirements.
All Jenkins MBA students (Full-time, Professional Evening, Professional Online) are eligible to apply to become McLauchlan Leadership Fellows.
Exception: Professional Evening and Online MBA students currently participating in a corporate leadership development program are not eligible to apply.
- Currently enrolled Jenkins MBA student
- Not currently participating in a corporate leadership development program
- Ability to participate in all McLauchlan Leadership Program sessions, including a mid-November kick-off.
- Commitment to provide at least 10 hours of mentorship to others post-program.
Step 2: Prepare application materials.
Applicants will need to submit a completed application package that includes the following items:
- Basic demographic information
- A copy of your professional resume/CV
- Video essay
Application requirements discussed in greater detail below.
- Complete Online Application Form
- Upload resume and video link (part of the Online Application Form)
- Video essay (3–5 minutes) answering the following questions:
- Where do we need the most leadership in the world today, and why?
- Why I want to join this program and what I’d like to get out of it?
- What can I contribute to the program, if selected?
Application Review & Selection
The program is competitive and will accept 20-25 students in each year. The application review committee, comprised of Jenkins Graduate School faculty, administrators, and the McLauchlan family, reviews all applications.
Students should contact the Program Director, Dr. Leigh Shamblin, or the Project Coordinator, Candise Lewis, at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions and requests for assistance.
Key Dates and Logistics
|Online application available||August 24, 2020|
|Application submission deadline||September 30, 2020|
|Fellows announced||October 12, 2020|
|McLauchlan Leadership Series kick-off celebration||November 13, 2020|
|Session I: Personal leadership||January 22–23, 2021|
|Session I: Inclement weather makeup dates||January 29–30, 2021|
|Session II: Team leadership||February 19–20, 2021|
|Session III: Organizational leadership||March 26–27, 2021*|
|Closing dinner||May 5, 2021|
*Date changed due to recent changes to the Spring 2021 academic calendar.
The fellowship covers course fees and selected meals while the course is in session.