Watson Semester Accelerator: Preparing Impact-Driven Gap Year Students and Recent Grads to Unleash a Lifetime of Impact

Sep 29, 2021 • Views -

Sponsored by the Watson Institute

The 4-month Watson Semester Accelerator was launched to accelerate the careers of recent graduates and gap-year students by teaching them entrepreneurial skills with a focus on impact. Whether you want to identify creative solutions to challenges as an intrapreneur, working within an existing organization, or advance your own solution as an entrepreneur, the Watson Semester Accelerator prepares you with the hands-on skills and network to innovate and create sustainable change.

Selected students receive hands-on training and mentorship during a time when the world needs brave leadership and creative solutions to issues of complex injustice and inequality.

Quick facts:

  • If admitted, full-ride fellowships are available.

  • Watson Institute’s 294 alumni represent 69 countries.

  • Collectively Watson’s alumni have raised over $100 million and created over 800 jobs.

  • Alumni have continued their education at Harvard University, New York University, and Princeton University, among others.

  • Scholars can earn up to 6 units of credit toward an MBA at CU Leeds School of Business.

Applications for Spring, which runs from January-May, are now being accepted. Apply early to secure your spot. This is a tailored program so space is limited.

The final deadline to apply is November 15th. 

This is a hybrid program with both virtual and in-person spots available. Schedule an appointment or email Miranda Williamson ([email protected]) for details.

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