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Jepson EDGE Institute

The Jepson EDGE Institute is designed to give leadership studies students a professional advantage in the world and workplace. Students learn critical skills and strategies for internships, jobs, graduate school, and life after college. The institute is open to all Jepson students and offers interactive sessions presented predominantly by Jepson alumni.

Students explore career interests and goals, develop professional skills and strategies, and gain valuable insights from alumni in a variety of fields, all of which will enable them to excel in life after college.

The day concludes with a networking reception.

  • Consider and refine career interests and goals
  • Develop and practice essential networking skills and techniques
  • Cultivate strategies to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues in a professional setting
  • Craft and refine the way you explain your Jepson degree and the ways in which leadership studies has prepared you to pursue your career interests and goals

Contact Us

Dr. Kerstin M. Soderlund
Associate Dean for Student & External Affairs
Room 123, Jepson Hall
Office: (804) 287-6082
Fax: (804) 287-6062

Featuring alumni from

Bon Secours Hospice
Booz Allen Hamilton
ICF International
Integrity Management Consulting
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Phelan Petty PLC
Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Ralph Lauren
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
2U, Inc.
and more...

Examples of workshop topics

Jepson Elevator Pitch
Writing for Work
Lessons Learned from Alumni
Working with Data
Interacting with Colleagues
Considering Graduate School
Social Media Savvy
Etiquette & Ethics in the Workplace
Networking Essentials
Basics of Business
Networking Reception

Jepson EDGE Institute 2020
Co-chairs Erin Dunstan, '17, and Jessica Ruzic, '10, kicked off the 2020 Jepson EDGE Institute.
Nearly 70 Jepson alumni planned and implemented the 2020 EDGE, including nearly 50 who were on campus to lead workshops.
Braxton Bragg, '06, and Brittney Quinones, '13, paired the mentees with their mentors at the opening session.