The Nation’s top companies and organizations believe in Posse.

Posse’s Career Program partners are helping Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to becoming leaders in the workforce.

Preparing Scholars to excel in the workforce

One of the primary aims of The Posse Foundation is to train the leaders of tomorrow. The Career Program provides Posse Scholars with the tools and opportunities needed to secure the most competitive and career-enhancing internships and leadership-track jobs in a variety of industries. In order to achieve this, Posse partners with exceptional companies and organizations worldwide and establishes affiliations with top graduate and professional schools. The Career Program has five core components: 1) Internships, 2) Career Development Workshops, 3) Career Coaching, 4) Graduate + Fellowship Programs, and 5) The Alumni Network.

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Internships

Posse partners with exceptional companies and organizations that provide meaningful internship opportunities to Scholars. These internships, which typically include access to mentors and senior leadership, are essential to Scholars’ professional development. With more than 175 current partners, the Career Program is a powerful way for industry-leading companies and organizations to make a significant contribution to the development of tomorrow’s leaders.

Career Development Workshops

The Career Program features workshops to educate Scholars about potential careers and provide them with critical professional development. Often run in collaboration with Career Program partners, these workshops may feature panels with professionals from various industries or they may focus on skill-building such as resume writing and interviewing. Workshops are offered during the Pre-Collegiate Training program, summer and winter breaks, and the campus visit each fall.

Career Coaching

Career coaching provides Scholars and alumni the opportunity to receive personalized career guidance from accomplished professionals. Carefully selected and trained, career coaches offer critical support to Scholars and alumni as they transition from being leaders on campus to being leaders in the workforce. This support is tailored to the needs and interests of the Scholar or alum, and can include career exploration, resume writing, interview preparation, networking and other assistance.

Graduate + Fellowship Programs

Posse identifies and supports Scholars and alumni interested in applying for competitive national awards and graduate and professional degrees from top-tier institutions. The programs connect Scholars and alumni with industry leaders and fellowship recipients to provide comprehensive advising and assistance. The Posse graduate and fellowship programs connect Scholars and alumni to institutions that match their considerable potential.

Alumni Network

Posse alumni remain connected to each other and actively engaged with The Posse Foundation as they become leaders in the workforce. They are doctors, teachers, engineers, graduate students, lawyers, social workers and bankers. To best serve its alumni, Posse engages graduates in the following ways: 1) The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC), whose members represent alumni nationwide and serve on Posse advisory boards; 2) Volunteer opportunities and special alumni events including the National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference 3) The Posse Portal is a connector for alumni and resource for career development; and 4) Career coaching involves alumni both as career coaches and recipients of coaching.

The 2012 Posse Alumni Report

Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.

Latest News

AB Supports Posse Scholars’ Career Growth

Fall 2017

Global investment management and research firm AllianceBernstein (AB) is deeply committed to helping Scholars pursue successful careers.

UW-Madison Alum Pursues Future in Foreign Service

Spring 2018

​In 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison Posse Alumna Saumya Deva was the first Posse alum to win the prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship, which supports awardees through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring and professional development activities.

PNAAC Reps Stand Up For Posse Alum Peers

Spring 2018

The dynamic role of the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC), which alums are appointed to after an application process, sees members lending a critical voice to national Posse discourse and serving to support peers in our 10 cities across the country.

Alumni Conference Celebrates 10 Years

Spring 2018

The 10th annual National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference (NPALC), is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, in New York City. The event promises much for attendees to be excited about.

Notre Dame Scholar Serves as VP of Student Elections

Spring 2018

Posse Scholar Shady Girgis is serving the student body of the University of Notre Dame as the Judicial Council’s vice president of elections.