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College to Business Leadership Conference Application Process

Forté's College to Business Leadership Conference is a one-day leadership program for undergrad women leaders interested in exploring the full scope of career options, including a career in business. There is an application to attend and space for 100 women.

Please note, students can apply to only one of these conferences in a single semester — College Fast Track to Finance or College to Business Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements

The Forté College to Business Leadership Conference will bring together undergraduate women with diverse academic backgrounds including STEM, Economics, Liberal Arts, Business, and Communications majors. This is a great opportunity for first year, sophomore, and junior women looking to explore career opportunities in business, network with business leaders and schools, and build their resume. Note: This program is not open to seniors or graduate students.

To be considered, applicants must have a strong undergraduate academic record and proven leadership experience reflected in their resumes.

Investment

The cost to attend the Forté College to Business Leadership Conference is free, a benefit provided by our conference sponsors.

Not only is the event free, but financial support in the form of a travel stipend ($300 maximum) is available for eligible attendees to help cover some of the travel costs associated with the conference. The travel stipend is reimbursed to qualified attendees after they attend the event in its entirety. Learn more about the travel stipend.

Application Process

Application Deadline: September 22, 2019 

We have a limited number of seats for this program, so your application will be an important component of selection. The selection committee will review all complete applications and may follow up with a phone call or email if there are outstanding questions.

Step One: Application Form

As part of your application, you will be asked to reflect on the question below in fewer than 250 words to demonstrate your interest in applying for this conference. You may want to draft this in advance.

How will attending the Forté College Conference impact your college career? What do you hope to learn from the conference?

APPLY

Step 2: Resume Upload

UPLOAD

Once you complete steps 1 and 2, your application form and resume will be sent to the selection committee for review. You will be notified with a decision (admit, waitlist, decline) via email from the Forté College Team as soon as possible. Generally, this is within two weeks of an application deadline or sooner.  

If admitted, an email will follow to confirm your seat and we will ask you to submit a $50 refundable deposit. This deposit will be reimbursed after you attend the event in its entirety.

Contact

Do you have questions about the Forté College to Business Leadership Conferences? Check out the Forté College Conference FAQs. Have further questions? Email us.

Travel Stipend

Not only is the event free, a travel stipend ($300 maximum) is available for eligible attendees to offset travel costs associated with the conference. The travel stipend is reimbursed to qualified attendees after they attend the event in its entirety. Learn more about the travel stipend.