Global Leadership Program (GLP)
Since 2004, the Global Leadership Program (GLP) has brought together the best and brightest incoming freshmen from the Marshall School of Business. GLP is comprised of current freshmen students who are enrolled in the Freshman Leadership Seminar, BUAD 101 and continuing students to create a community of business leaders. Students in GLP meet regularly for social activities, networking, advising, and career development, and take a class together in the fall and spring. Additionally, as part of the GLP program, freshmen have the option of traveling to a foreign country for a full week, touring numerous industries and learning first-hand about the role of business in that country. In their sophomore through junior years, GLP Alumni have the opportunity to plan events and mentor younger students, as well as continue to travel abroad to learn about the global impact of business.
The goals of the Global Leadership Program Cohort are:
Creation of a community of GLP students, past and present, and mentoring of new students by GLP Alumni
Development of events and programs that foster leadership and knowledge of international business
Introduction of resources and programs of interest; promotion of greater interaction between faculty and students
This year GLP students will be able to travel to either Shanghai or Beijing. Students will spend spring break in one of the two China locations. GLP students who participate in one of the spring break trips also have the opportunity to apply for summer internships in China.
To learn more about GLP students’ experiences abroad, check out blogs from students who traveled abroad on past trips. Many other international trips are also offered to Marshall students through the LINC and ExCeL programs out of the Office of Student Services.
An important part of the program is academic advising. Each of you will be assigned an individual advisor at the Marshall School. In addition to your assigned advisor, Jennifer Siemer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Russell Sommer (email@example.com) will work closely with the GLP Mentors and Activities Committee to coordinate programs and events for the Global Leadership Program.
GLP Mentors and Activities Committee
GLP Mentors and GLP Activities Committee assist with programming and event planning for GLP freshmen. GLP Mentors are GLP Alumni who are available to answer questions or share knowledge about USC and the Marshall School of Business with new students. The GLP Activities Committee is comprised of current students and GLP Mentors who develop and plan academic and social events for the GLP freshmen.
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For more information on admission into this program, please contact the Office of Admissions.