Dulye Leadership Experience Prepares Students for Workplace Success

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Not surprisingly, students are concerned about launching careers in the toughest job market in decades.

The Dulye Leadership Experience—a groundbreaking program created by alumna Linda M. Dulye ’77—helps them make the leap from college grad to new hire by offering one-on-one instruction, networking, and discussions with corporate executives and business owners on how to get ahead in today’s workplace.

Dulye (center), who founded the leadership program in 2008 with support from the College of Arts and Sciences, helps sustain the program through annual gifts. “I wanted to provide a roadmap for personal and professional development that would help students realize the applicability of their skills, experience, and knowledge in today’s workplace,” says Dulye, an internationally recognized expert in change management and employee engagement. Students selected receive a full scholarship that covers all program expenses, including travel, lodging, meals, and supplies.

The Dulye Leadership Experience has had a powerful impact on participants like public relations major Liz Feree ’10. “It gave me the knowledge and insight I need to move forward with confidence,” she says. “I feel well prepared to take on any career!”