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The LEADERs Program

Partnerships in Research and PhD Education

The LEADERs Program is a new experiential learning initiative that integrates leadership and professional-skills education with a research project at an organization in industry or the public sector. The program—Leadership Education Advancing Discovery through Embedded Research—enriches students’ own research as they address the real-world needs of enterprises in fields from STEM to the social sciences and humanities.

Are you a Northeastern PhD student looking to know more about the Spring 2019 LEADERs program?

PhD students participating in LEADERs during 2019 need to be nominated or self-nominated, endorsed by their PhD advisor, and enrolled in the Experiential PhD Leadership Certificate.  How to get started:
  • Nominate interested PhD students at the button to the right.  A nomination does not need to be aligned to a posted Opportunity (see below).
  • Review the LEADERs partners and potential opportunities at the button above. You will be required to use your myNortheastern credentials to view these opportunities.
  • If there are one or more partners or projects that excite you, feel free to self-nominate via any partner.  Just click on the partner description and choose the nominate button.
  • If you are interested in LEADERs and there isn’t a clear opportunity currently posted, that’s OK.  We are expecting additional opportunities to become available.
  • All nominations received will be considered across all opportunities.  You need only need submit one nomination form specifying each of the opportunities for which you would like to be considered.
  • Faculty research advisors will be asked to provide a second nomination to all self-nominated candidates.
  • A nomination committee that includes faculty and partner input will make the final matches.
  • Students not matched this year will be considered in future years.
  • Opportunities will be matched on a first-come basis.  PhD students are encouraged to submit their resumes and interest early in the Spring 2019 term.
  • Opportunities will be posted as they become available.  So, check back regularly and submit nominations as soon as possible.
  • Alignment between competencies, experience, and partner priorities is required for a match.  For this reason all partners presented may not be matched with a PhD student in the 2019 cycle.

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