Concordia has established a number of special academic interest programs — we call them cohorts — for incoming students to consider.
 
All of these programs focus on unique issues that may interest prospective students and provide a variety of valuable benefits to a small group of new students enrolling in Fall 2022.
 
These programs establish small groups of students that share interests in these various academic programs. These small groups, or cohorts, will form a sense of community, experience unique and compelling events and activities around a shared interest, and take deep dives into issues and ideas they care about.
 
Please review these programs and consider completing the application process in the area the interests you most.

Learn, Work, Lead Internship Program

The Learn, Work, Lead Internship Program was created for Concordia's incoming first-year students (including transfer students) who are pursuing a major in the School of Arts and Sciences and who are interested in gaining work experience in a nonprofit or public service setting. Eight students will be chosen for the Learn, Work, Lead Internship Program where they will receive training, networking opportunities, and paid work experiences during their time at Concordia.

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council Cohort will welcome up to 20 specially designated new students entering Concordia and the Offutt School of Business in Fall 2022. These students will meet regularly to learn about the ongoing challenges and emerging opportunities in the modern American workplace. The Leadership Council Cohort will also have regular and direct access to Mr. Chris Mason, dean of the Offutt School of Business at Concordia. This access will provide new students an opportunity to voice questions about the Offutt School of Business and provide suggestions regarding emerging student interests and opportunities in studying business within the Offutt School.

Women in Business

A new program has been created for women planning to enroll and study in the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College. The Offutt School Women in Business Cohort will welcome up to 20 specially designated female students entering Concordia in Fall 2022. This group will meet regularly to learn about the ongoing challenges and emerging opportunities that women experience in the modern American workplace.

STEM

The Concordia STEM Cohort is open to students of color, new Americans, and other underrepresented students interested in studying either STEM or pre-health fields rooted in the natural sciences. Students selected for the STEM Cohort receive a $6,500 annual scholarship, access to one paid internship over the course of their undergraduate study, and one paid summer research experience in addition to regular professional support and mentoring within the program.

Environmental Leadership

Concordia is a leader in environmental sustainability, providing students from all majors with opportunities to make a difference on campus and in the community. Up to eight incoming students — from any major — will be chosen to participate in the Environmental Leadership program. Joining this Environmental Leadership Cohort will put you at the forefront of our sustainability work and prepare you to be an environmental leader wherever your career path takes you.