Submitted by James Colten, director of university program data
Black, Latinx, and Native American college students can launch high-potential careers with the aid of MLT’s Career Prep Program. 90% of Fellows secure summer internships and 90% receive a full-time offer before graduation Here are 10 tips for successfully applying to Career Prep:
Little or no demonstrated leadership experience
You might need to take advantage of more chances to hold positions of leadership and have an impact. We look for candidates who can successfully manage teams and promote individual success. We seek candidates who exhibit a dedication to a larger community. We advise you to look into organizations or affinity groups, both on and off campus, where you can assume a leadership role (i e. President, Treasurer, Founder, Team Lead, etc. ). Create a strategy to bring about real changes or improvements in the organization (i e. grew the organization from 10 to 20 members in 4 months, and by identifying a successful business growth strategy, increased revenue from $10,000 to $35,000 in a year.)
Low GPA and low test scores
You must exhibit strong goal-setting skills and a dedication to outcomes through strong test results, an impressive academic record, and personal accomplishments. We also look for applicants who have received recognition from their academic institution as a sign of their accomplishment and excellence in academia. The average Rising Leader GPA is a 3. 5/4. 0. It’s understandable if your grades drop from time to time, but it’s critical that you raise your GPA and keep up your stellar academic record.
One of the most crucial requirements to join MLT and advance professionally in your career is the ability to be coached. Being coachable means you are accountable for results and performance. We seek applicants who have proven their proactive performance improvement, strict self-management, and assumption of responsibility. Throughout your career, you will have numerous opportunities to look for guidance from others and receive coaching and mentoring. You must master the art of taking advice and putting it to good use if you want to advance.
Lack of clear passion and interest in participating in MLT
The MLT program is demanding and calls for dedication, self-control, hard work, and self-analysis in order to advance professionally in the field of your choice. Joining MLT means that you will benefit greatly from the community and that you will also be able to provide greatly for the network. You were not admitted to the program if you could not show that you understood the demands of the program and were prepared to make this level of commitment.
Did not demonstrate scrappiness
According to MLT, being scrappy means having an entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering commitment to a goal. We seek out applicants who actively look for resources to aid in their job search. Goals and objectives must be met by the candidate despite little assistance or input. Additionally, he or she must exhibit the capacity to gain access to resources (people, materials, and opportunities), doing so thoughtfully and on their own. Moving forward, it is crucial that you demonstrate a resourceful attitude in your career pursuits.
There are occasions when qualified candidates are not immediately admitted due to program space limitations. If you determine that the aforementioned reasons do not apply to you, you are probably on the program waiting list. We hope you will submit an application to MLT in the future if we are unable to accept you into this MLT program.
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How to be competitive for MLT career prep?
- Confirm you’re eligible for the program. …
- Do your research. …
- Make sure your resume is sharp. …
- Own your GPA. …
- Highlight your community involvement. …
- Accurately convey your career interests. …
- Be thoughtful during the partner rating category. …
- Allocate your time wisely.
How long is the MLT MBA prep program?
MLT opens the rest. The road to discovering your passion and graduating with a job offer can seem daunting to a college student. In addition to a winning professional playbook, 20 months of one-on-one coaching, and an expanding network of 9,000 MLT Rising Leaders, the Career Prep (CP) program from MLT offers Fellows.