Business Fellows


You're unique. So are we.

The University of Cincinnati Business Fellows community is the FIRST and ONLY college-administered program within a business school in the state of Ohio specifically dedicated to supporting African American, Hispanic, Latino and Native American students.

By providing access to a network of resources and opportunities, Business Fellows empowers historically underrepresented students to excel within the Lindner College of Business and beyond.


Join a community of diverse business students

  • Gain an upperclassman peer mentor
  • Attend social events, such as golf outings and The Toast annual celebration
  • Make lifelong friends

Gain access to resources and support

  • Collegiate transition course
  • Dedicated academic and career advisors
  • Financial support

Expand your opportunities for success

  • Professional development seminars
  • Leadership training activities
  • Exclusive study abroad experiences
  • Community engagement and service events
  • Exclusive networking and recruiting events
  • Tours of leading Cincinnati companies, such as GE Aviation, Fifth Third Bank, the Cincinnati Reds and minority-owned businesses
  • Meet your cohort class at the Business Fellows orientation day and welcome dinner
  • Get advice from your Business Fellows upperclassman peer mentor
  • Experience another culture as you and your classmates travel to Toronto
  • Get a jump on your career with professional development workshops and mock interview sessions
  • Impact the Cincinnati region via community service projects
  • Celebrate the successes of all of your Business Fellows friends at The Toast annual year-end celebration


Proud to be Business Fellows


Greggory Graves

Greggory Graves

"Business Fellows offers multiple opportunities to build and expand my knowledge and experience as a business major, including hosting networking receptions to meet recruiters, offering scholarships to ease the financial burdens of college, and providing an amazing support system."

Rachel Rosado

Rachel Rosado

"Business Fellows provides a smaller more personal community for students that strive to be successful. There are many opportunities and the most valuable is networking. After freshmen year, I was more than ready for interviews and engaging with professionals."

Dominique Jackson

Dominique Jackson

"Initially, I only knew a handful of people within the college as a business minor. Then Business Fellows welcomed me and gave me a home within the Lindner College of Business. The program has provided me new opportunities through networking, mentorship, professional development, leadership and summer employment. I am #ProudToBeBusinessFellows."





Program Contact:

Adison Nelson
Lindner Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: 513-556-5298


Lindner College of Business Admissions:

Phone: 513-556-6392