Make connections and develop your professional skills

One of the best ways to get involved at the Ivy College of Business is to participate in the Gerdin Leaders Academy. This is where you’ll make connections, meet your new network, and develop your professional skills — all with support from Ivy College of Business staff.

The Gerdin Leaders Academy is a program aimed at increasing your involvement at the Ivy College of Business by engaging in opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in five different competency areas. When you participate, you’ll have two semesters to complete 11 activities in these areas, which give you the advantage when you graduate and start your career:

  • Ethics.
  • Leadership.
  • Service to community.
  • Professional development.
  • Diversity and global perspectives.

GLA program highlights

Upon completion of the GLA program, you will be awarded digital micro-credentials to help you share your story and experiences and demonstrate to employers your career-ready skills and competencies. In addition, this program awards scholarships for optional participation in events such as the Ethics Essay competition ($1,200), applying to be GLA student leader ($1,500), and an opportunity to work with MBA students within BUSAD 594 in the GLA | MBA Service Project earning graduate level ‘R’ credit. Your efforts will be recognized by Ivy leadership, faculty, and staff at an end of the year awards ceremony.

To get involved, please fill out this form. You will be added to a Canvas page where you will find opportunities that meet the requirements of this program. This is a self-paced program and you will decide what activities you will execute to complete the program. Take a closer look at Ivy’s Gerdin Leaders Academy.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Business Career Services.

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Undergraduate Business Career Services

1320 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011