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Professional Connections Program

The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement presents an initiative for student leaders: Professional Connections Program.

The Professional Connections Program joins a select group of highly motivated students with community leaders, who serve to provide advice for personal, professional, and leadership development. Over lunch and conversations guided by Student Leadership and Involvement staff, both students and community leaders explore topics, with the goal of preparing students through leadership development to be future leaders, to build community within the city of Memphis, and to facilitate the development of a support network with community leaders.  The program will also facilitate the opportunity for students to create a long-lasting professional network for guidance and growth.


Three month program (one Friday per month) consisting of developmental discussions over lunch between University of Memphis students and local professionals.  Students are required to attend all meetings and are encouraged to communicate with professionals between meetings.


  • Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA.
  • Attend Friday sessions (once a month).
  • Discuss relevance of topics to one's life.

Online Application deadline for the Spring 2015 semester is Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Prior to beginning the application, please make sure you have the scheduled meeting times available below:

  • Friday, February 27 - University Center 
    from 12:30 - 2:00

  • Friday, March 27 - University Center 
    from 12:30 - 2:00

  • Friday, April 24 - University Center 
    from 12:30 - 2:00

A resume should be emailed to leadershipprograms@memphis.edu within 24 hours of application submission.  Please provide an email that will be checked regularly.

Please CLICK HERE for the online application.

For additional information, students should contact Kay Barkoh at  
leadershipprograms@memphis.edu or (901) 678-8679; professionals wanting to assist with the program should contact Jon Campbell at jcmpbll3@memphis.edu.


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