Thrive in a community that celebrates difference on all levels. Prepare for Questrom Ascend.
The Questrom Ascend Fellowship is open to Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and first-generation college students. Admitting up to 30 first-year Questrom undergrads, the program helps develop innovative and ethical leaders who understand the impact of business on society and strive to create value for the world.
Our goal is to help you develop a support system through relationships fostered in the fellowship. You’ll expand your professional development, nurture your personal growth with a dedicated fellowship community, have access to mentorship opportunities, and more. It’s the perfect complement to your Questrom student experience.
The Questrom Ascend Fellowship Structure
The fellowship begins with a one-week program from August 24 through August 29th where you’ll spend time learning introductory business concepts, leadership skills, team building, with opportunities to connect with student leaders, faculty and staff. There will also be time dedicated to learning about campus resources and exploring Boston.
First Year at a Glance
The goal of the first year it to help students develop a sense of community, achieve academically, and understand career options in order to heighten their success at Questrom.
- Understand the role of a team in college and business
- Articulate individual strengths through team activities
- Gain exposure to different industries and functions within business, including potential site visits
- Foster strong interpersonal relationships with Questrom Faculty and Staff
- Utilize enhanced academic support, coaching, and tutoring
- Identify potential work-study or other employment opportunities
The fellowship extends past the conclusion of the Ascend introductory week. To continue the fellowship throughout their first year at Questrom, students will attend both ES090 Ascend Seminar and ES110 Explore Your Career, a shared Career Seminar in the fall semester.
Ascend first-years will also continue their fellowship by living in The Towers, a residence hall located just behind Questrom. Fellows are highly encouraged to live on the Management Floors of the residence hall. They will have the ability to regularly engage with faculty and staff, as well as be mentored by upperclassmen business students.
Ready to Apply?
Please answer the following questions in an essay no more than 400 words:
Why are you interested in being a part of the Questrom Ascend Fellowship? What do you hope to gain from the experience? What does your multiple social identities (i.e. race, ethnicities, social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation) mean to you? How has it informed your time at Boston University?
(For video essay submissions, please send responses to Cecilia Yudin at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Early Consideration Deadline Applications for The Towers Management Floor are due June 11th at 11:59 pm ET.
- Final Application Deadline are due June 25th at 11:59 pm ET.
Contact Cecilia Yudin, Associate Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives