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Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

Jepson is the first degree-awarding undergraduate school of leadership studies in the nation. Students complete interdisciplinary coursework in which they not only study leadership but also develop critical leadership skills. Through required courses such as Critical Thinking, Leadership Theories and Models, Leadership Ethics, and a credit-based internship, they develop competencies in communication, critical thinking, ethics and social responsibility, self-managed learning, managing change, teamwork, and leadership.

Contact Us

Dr. Kerstin M. Soderlund
Associate Dean for Student & External Affairs

Room 122, Jepson Hall 
Office: (804) 287-6082
Fax: (804) 287-6062

Fast Facts

Where are they now?

Jepson graduates go on to work in nearly every field and industry, from nonprofits to business, from medicine to politics, government, and law. Examples of organizations that Jepson graduates have accepted offers from include:

Capital One
Deloitte Consulting
Goldman Sachs
Macy's Executive Development Program
Peace Corps
Polaris Project

Political Development Group
Target Corp.
Teach for America
The Advisory Board Company
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Navy
World Pediatric Project

The Jepson Internship

Graduate Stories

Brittney Quinones, '13 - Regional Assistant Director of Admission, University of Richmond Watch Video
Michael Watrous, '03 - Vice President of Sales, Supreme Orthopedic Systems Watch Video
Juletta Tyson, '95 - Grants Administrator, Virginia Commonwealth University Watch Video
Hira Siddiqui, '16 - Account Executive, SimpsonScarborough Watch Video
Jessica Ruzic, '10 - Cybersecurity Policy Subject Matter Expert, CSBS Watch Video
Kate Materna Rezabek, '02 - Director of Group Fitness, American Family Fitness Watch Video
Matthew Reinaker, '02 - President, Asurest Watch Video
Joey Pahira, '07 - Manager, Public Health Services, PwC Watch Video
John Obeck, '16 - Student, University of Maryland School of Dentistry Watch Video
Jonathan Nichols, '03 - Director of Underwriting, Allianz Worldwide Partners Watch Video
Sara McGanity, '07 - Vice President, Marwood Group Watch Video
Alison (Smith) Mangiero, '05 - Senior Director, Adam Smith Society Watch Video
Renee Macbeth, '00 - Senior Academic Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University Watch Video
Lacie Leming, '13 - Senior Associate, ICF Watch Video
Aaron Lee, '00 - Import Account Manager, Independent Container Line Watch Video