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The ACE Leadership Program application process for the class of 2025 will open in March 2022. 

The process includes an essay application and interview process. While the application process is competitive, we encourage students to apply for the program and demonstrate how participation in the program will support their development. If you have questions, please contact Brenda Versteeg, Director, Professional Development and Social Justice. 







Students must meet the following criteria to apply to the ACE Leadership Program:

  • Enrolled in the Leavey School of Business
  • Have a 3.5 cumulative GPA from Fall 2021
  • Be a current first year student planning to graduate in 2025  





2022 Application Timeline for the Class of 2025

March 2022  - Applications available online for students invited to apply

TBD - Information session hosted - details provide in invitation (virtual format). Attendance is not required to apply for program

TBD -  Application due

TBD  - Interview week. Selected candidates notified by email about interview times at the beginning of Spring Quarter.

May 2022 - Final participants selected and announced




Helpful Hints for the Application Process

  • Review and proofread your application for typos.
  • Write about something from your unique perspective. Example: Networking is an important skill, but why is it important to you and your future career path?
  • Practice interviewing with a friend. The Career Center has terrific resources on interview preparation.