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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.

Other requirements:

  • 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. 

Other Requirements:

Video components:

  • 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?

Step 3:

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 mclauchlan@ncsu.edu with additional questions and requests for assistance.

Key Dates and Logistics

MilestoneDate
Online application availableAugust 24, 2020
Application submission deadlineSeptember 30, 2020
Fellows announcedOctober 12, 2020
McLauchlan Leadership Series kick-off celebrationNovember 13, 2020
Session I: Personal leadershipJanuary 22–23, 2021
Session I: Inclement weather makeup datesJanuary 29–30, 2021
Session II: Team leadershipFebruary 19–20, 2021
Session III: Organizational leadershipMarch 26–27, 2021*
Closing dinnerMay 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.