"Where You Enter as a Student and Leave as a Professional"
The award-winning Leadership Institute is a national program intended to develop students’ leadership skills, create a community of scholars, provide companies access to a talented and diverse student population, and help students make connections that lead to careers.
This power-packed four-day conference prepares carefully selected students from the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to compete in today’s very competitive global workforce. The conference culminates with a recruitment fair where Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and graduate program representatives offer jobs, internships, and continuing education opportunities.
The 2019 Leadership Institute will take place October 16-20, 2019 in Washington, DC.
See Why Students From Across The Nation Compete to Attend TMCF's Leadership Institute
Direct Access to Employers
Mandatory professional and leadership development sessions are lead by experienced individuals from a variety of fields and provide a combination of concrete tools and valuable advice to help advance one's education and career.
Access to a Network of Like-Minded Individuals
There are many activities for informal and formal networking throughout the conference. Individualized networking activities include receptions, meal events, and the recruitment fair. Access a network of like-minded professionals and build life-long connections with peer leaders.
Plenary and meal sessions feature keynote speeches by some of the nation's leading public speakers and corporate and government leaders. Keynote speakers inspire attendees by candidly sharing life stories, work experiences and tips on what it takes to survive in the real world.
Students may have the opportunity to be preselected by employers to be interviewed on-site at the conference. Additionally, students may also be randomly invited to interview with employers while attending the conference. On average, 90% of the students who attend the Leadership Institute receive interviews with employers.
Students are invited to explore internship and career opportunities with over sixty recruiters. Corporations, government agencies, and institutions from across the country will be available to recruit conference participants for job placement, internships, fellowships, research positions and more.
Watch a recap from each day of the 2018 Leadership Institute and hear from previous attendees how the Leadership Institute transforms lives:
Junior, Senior, Graduate, or Professional Student (strong sophomores considered)
Science,Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics and Business Majors Welcomed
Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Able to Demonstrate Strong Initiative and Drive
To begin your online application, create a TMCF Account. Once you sign up and create a TMCF Account, you can complete the Leadership Institute application.
You are encouraged to apply and complete your application as soon as possible, because TMCF recruiters are currently traveling to campuses and only students with completed applications will be interviewed.