Find answers to common questions about eligibility criteria, the application process and the Career Prep program:
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I am having difficulties with my application. What can I do?
For technical challenges, please contact SM Apply’s Tech Support. For questions about application content, including application documents (i.e. transcripts and resumes), please email us at CP-Recruiting@mlt.org.
What is the advantage of applying early?
Applying early can increase your chance of being accepted into the Career Prep program. The earlier you apply, the smaller the applicant pool you will have to compete with. 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. Please use the naming convention: Last Name, First Name (School trx.).pdf
ex. Gonzales, Tiffany (Astor University trx.).pdf
Can I submit an unofficial transcript?
Yes, as long as it is legible and complete. Please do not upload screenshots of your transcript unless they are compiled into one document in chronological order.
When will I be notified if I am admitted into the program?
Candidates will be notified of their decision, via email, two to four weeks from the completion of their Final Round tasks.
Is there a deadline to apply?
There are two rounds within the application process- Application Round and Final Round. There are three Priority Deadlines, which correspond with the completion of Final Round tasks.
- September 15, 2022
- October 15, 2022
- November 15, 2022
If admitted into the program, how do I confirm my expected graduation date?
If admitted into the program, you will be required to upload confirmation of your expected graduation date to your application. This document must be in .PDF format and can come from the Registrar’s Office, your school’s student portal, or your academic advisor. If you are providing an email from your academic advisor, please save the original email as a .PDF, without making any alterations.
What makes a strong application for Career Prep?
A strong application for Career Prep begins with fulfilling the eligibility requirements and completing the required tasks. It also demonstrates a candidate’s leadership experience or potential thereof, career goals that align with the focus of Career Prep, willingness to work hard, and willingness to actively participate in Career Prep.
How can I learn more about the application process?
Click here to register for an upcoming informational session where we’ll discuss how to navigate the application process.
I don’t see a track for my ideal career path. What should I do?
It is encouraged to pick a Career Prep track that best fits your industry interest/major. Learn more about the different tracks we offer:
Can I participate in Career Prep if I am studying abroad during the program?
MLT Career Prep requires fellows to be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (includes DACA participants).
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. 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 Events Team is constantly enhancing MLT’s ability to cultivate community and create an effective virtual environment for connecting Fellows, staff, and partners.
Do you hold info sessions about Career Prep?
Visit the Career Prep Events page to see and register for upcoming info sessions, office hours and other webinars about the program and its application.
Click here to watch previous information sessions, specific to the program tracks.
How do I switch between program tracks in the program?
We encourage you to pick the track that best fits your interests/major.
If at any point during the onboarding process you would like to change your program track (for enrolled Fellows), please complete this form:Update your Track Preference