Find answers to common questions about eligibility criteria, the application process and the Career Prep program:
I am having difficulties with my application. What can I do?
For technical challenges, please contact tech support via the SM Apply website. For questions about application content, including transcripts and essays, please email us at CP-Recruiting@mlt.org.
Can I submit my application with one recommendation?
Do I need to ask my recommender for a physical letter of recommendation?
No, your recommender does not need to compose an actual letter of recommendation. They must complete the online recommendation form provided by MLT via email. Please tell your recommender to expect an email from MLT.
What is the advantage of applying early?
Applying early can increase your chance of being accepted into the Career Prep program. You will be moved forward through the admission process faster and be made aware of your decision sooner.
How do I submit my transcript?
Upload your transcript to the application portal in PDF or MS Word format. Please use the naming convention: Last Name_First Name_Transcript.pdf, or Last Name_First Name_Transcript.doc.
Can I submit an unofficial transcript?
When will I be notified if I am admitted into the program?
Candidates who apply before November 15 may receive decisions on a rolling basis. Candidates who apply on or right before the November 15 deadline will receive decisions in December or January. Candidates who apply by February 15 will receive decisions in March. Admissions timelines may change slightly based on application volume.
What makes a strong application for Career Prep?
In addition to fulfilling the eligibility requirements and application checklist, strong applications demonstrate that a candidate has leadership experience and potential, career goals that fit well with the program, goal orientation, “scrappiness” and potential for active participation in Career Prep.
How can I watch informational sessions about Career Prep ?
Click here to access past information sessions about Career Prep. You’ll hear advice on submitting a strong application, and you’ll learn how Career Prep can help you break into specific industries including tech, finance, and consulting.
Can I participate in Career Prep if I am studying abroad during the program?
What are the costs associated with Career Prep?
There is a $199 non-refundable program fee upon acceptance. Students may qualify for a fee waiver or payment plan. Lodging and meals at seminars are provided for all Fellows, thanks to sponsorship from our partners. We do not want financial constraints to deter you from applying to Career Prep. MLT provides need-based financial assistance for travel costs. There is an option to indicate interest in financial assistance on your application. Note, your financial status does not have any bearing on MLT’s admission decision.
Are the seminars mandatory?
Yes, full participation at all seminars, in-person or virtual, is mandatory. Applicants who would miss more than one seminar are considered ineligible for Career Prep. Fellows with unexcused absences from events may be dismissed from the program.
Where and when are the seminars held?
When seminars are held in person, they are hosted by MLT partners (such as Deloitte, Target, and Clorox). The locations vary each year. Career Prep events typically start on Friday evening and end on Sunday afternoon. Fellows will receive the final seminar schedule after they are admitted into the program. Due to Covid, seminars will be held virtually or utilize a hybrid model.
Will seminars take place in a virtual environment?
Yes. Events will be held virtually when it is not safe to meet in person. MLT’s experienced event’s team is constantly enhancing MLT’s ability to cultivate community and create an effective virtual environment for connecting Fellows, staff, and partners.
How do I switch between program tracks in the program?
We encourage you to pick the track that best fits your interests/major. If you are undecided or open to learning about several industries, there is an undeclared option.
If at any point during the application or onboarding process your program track preference changes, please complete this form:Update your Track Preference