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LEAdership Fellows (LEAF) Program

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Leadership Fellows Program

“The LEAF program challenged and provoked my curiosity in international affairs by allowing me to develop problem-solving skills, discuss international affairs and build relationships with professionals in the field. Because of the LEAF program I obtained an unforgettable internship abroad. The experience reinforced my desire to work in the international community and for that I am forever grateful.”

-Bijan Hosseini, Journalism and International Security Studies Major

CIS LEAdership Fellows (LEAF) Program

The CIS International Leadership Fellows (LEAF) Program provides an elite group of students with the contacts, skills, and financial means to engage in hands-on involvement with people, organizations, and activities at the international level. Participating in this leadership program, students are engaged in leadership education, hard skill development and networking practices. The goal is to create alumni who possess the cultural awareness, skills, and knowledge to become international leaders.

Students who meet for six lunch and learn sessions throughout the semester are recognized as LEAdership Fellows in the convocation program and are eligible to apply for LEAF Internship funds.


Brown Bag lunch unless otherwise noted. Cookies provided.

Tuesday, February 13
Lunch with the Deans*

Tuesday, February 20
Conflict Resolution: Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, February 27
Resume Writing and Review

Tuesday, March 6
Grant Writing

Tuesday, March 27
The Low Down on Graduate School

Tuesday April 3
Thinking Creatively About your Job Search

Tuesday, April 10
How to Start a Business & Solve the World’s Problems

Tuesday April 17
Dining Etiquette*

Tuesday, April 24


*Lunch provided.