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Leaders for the Future Application Form

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About the Program

Leaders for the Future is seeking PhD students and postdoctoral scholars who seek to engage in immersives (internships, job shadowing, projects).  The program provides training in the skills needed to excel in diverse careers across industry, government and more.

Leaders for the Future  provides immersive experiences (internships, job shadowing, short projects, etc.) outside of academia.  Cutting-edge training in leadership skills, business communication, project management, innovation and entrepreneurship is provided to participants from all disciplines—including humanities, social sciences and STEM—through a series of workshops and other activities. 

Program Eligibility & Requirements

To be eligible for this program, candidates must be:

  • Current UC Davis PhD student or postdoctoral scholar (title codes 3252, 3253, 3254, 3255, or 3256)  in any discipline
  • In current program or appointment through the duration of Leaders for the Future program (January 2018 - May 2018)

Successful completion of the Leaders for the Future program requires:

  • Attendance at all required program events: January - May 2018
  • Closing presentation at Closing Bootcamp.

How to Apply 

All application materials are due Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by 5pm Pacific Time.  Priority will be granted to those applicants who articulate their intent to participate in an immersive experience. 

Questions: Please contact Leaders for the Future Program Coordinator, Marjannie Akintunde, PhD, Internship and Career Center at meakintunde@ucdavis.edu or 530.752.8342.

Leaders for the Future is a collaboration between the Office of Research, Internship and Career Center, GradPathways (Graduate Studies) and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Funding is provided by the State of California through Assembly Bill 2664: University of California Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion.