The Career Prep application for college students planning to graduate in Fall 2018, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 is now open.
- Early Decision Deadline – December 30, 2016
- Round One Deadline – January 30, 2017
- Round Two Deadline – March 1, 2017
- US citizen or US permanent resident (including DACA participant)
- Applicants must be Black/ African American, Hispanic/ Latino(a), or Native American (if you represent more than one ethnicity, one of them must be Black/ African American, Hispanic/ Latino(a), or Native American)
- Applicants must be college sophomores (Graduation in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019)
- 2.8 minimum GPA
- A career interest in business or technology across any wide range of industries
- Ability to do monthly assignments and attend all in-person seminars
Find out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The Career Prep application requirements are listed below. All application materials will be collected through the online application. Please do not send materials (including transcripts) via mail or email. Offline application materials will not be accepted.
- Demographic information
- SAT and/ or ACT score(s)
- Extracurricular activities (including a description of impact)
- Honors and/ or awards
- Career and industry interest(s)
We want you to have sufficient time to develop your essay responses. We have reduced the word limits for these questions because we are looking for concise, yet clear and complete responses. We recommend that you take the essay drafting and editing process seriously.
Briefly describe your career aspirations (site industry of greatest interest, type of work you hope to pursue, and MLT partners you’re most interested in). Why do you think acceptance into the Career Prep will help you realize your career goals and what do you expect to gain? (225 Word Limit)
MLT is committed to developing the next generation of senior leaders in key sectors of our economy. Provide an example of how you demonstrated leadership qualities that were key to achieving a successful outcome. Please note a specific barrier you may have encountered, your action(s) and the outcome achieved. (225 word limit)
Career Prep requires a significant amount of time and energy between July 2017 and December 2018. Participation in the Career Prep (CP) program includes four mandatory weekend seminars (listed below), an average of 6 hrs/month of career development assignments, and 1 hr/month for coach calls.
• Kick Off Seminar: September 8-10, 2017
• Interview & Analytical Skills Seminar: November 3-5, 2017
Spring Semester and Summer
• Pre-Internship Seminar: April 6-8, 2017 or 13-15, 2018
• Career Transition Seminar: August 10-12, or 17-19 2018)
If you foresee (1) a challenge with the program commitment or (2) any conflicts preventing you from participating in the full seminar weekends listed above, please share your schedule conflicts and why MLT should still admit you to the program.
Considering your current commitments (i.e. classes, athletic events, study abroad, school conferences, work, travel plans, etc.) and the time required for CP, what will you do differently to ensure the program is a priority over the 18 month fellowship?
Video Response Question
What unique qualities or capabilities will you bring to Career Prep and how will they benefit the CP Class?
The goal of the Video Response Question is to hear your answer to the question and see your presentation skills. You will have only 1-2 minutes so take some time to gather your thoughts and practice your answer before you start to record your video.
- No formal editing is expected or required. A simple video taken on your computer, cell phone or tablet is fine. If you use a cell phone or tablet please record your video in landscape.
- Video should be between 1 and 2 minutes. (2 minutes maximum).
- You should physically appear on the video when answering the question. No group images, please.
MLT asks that you provide 1-2 recommendations. One recommendation is required; a second recommendation is optional. Once you submit a recommendation request, your recommender will receive an email with a link to the online form. The form should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.
We suggest that you think about who can provide the best recommendation. Possible recommenders include current supervisors, former supervisors, college professors, student club advisors, and community leaders.
It is helpful to provide your recommender with background information about MLT, Career Prep, and why you want to participate in this program. Instead of a formal letter of recommendation we ask that recommenders answer a few short answer questions and complete a ranking grid. Please remember, it is important to give your recommender sufficient time to complete your recommendation.
You are required to submit a current resume (no longer than 1 page) that includes your professional and extracurricular activates.
An unofficial transcript with all of your classes and grades is required. Please begin the process to obtain your unofficial transcript as soon as you decide to apply.
The Selection Process
Due to limited resources and the demanding requirements of our program, admittance to the Career Prep program is selective.
The selection committee is looking for individuals who demonstrate excellence in the following three areas:
- Academic Achievement: To be considered, students must have solid academic standing. Those with a 3.0 GPA or greater are strongly encouraged to apply. If admitted, applicants must submit an official transcript.
- Leadership: Applicants should demonstrate leadership experience and potential.
- Career Exploration and Progression: Applicants should demonstrate commitment to their personal and professional path through participation in organizations, internships, and other activities.
Most candidates will receive virtual interview requests. Upon receiving any request or inquiry from the Career Prep team, please respond as quickly as possible so as not to delay your admissions decision.