Business Fellows

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You're unique. So are we.

The Business Fellows community is the first and only college-administered program at an Ohio business school 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.

Program benefits

Join a community of diverse business students

Incoming Business Fellows students are paired with an upperclassman peer mentor, gain acess to social events, and make lifelong friends.

Gain access to resources and support

Benefits of Business Fellows membership include collegiate transition courses, dedicated academic and career advisors, and financial support.

Expand your opportunities for success

Business Fellows students ensure their academic and professional success through participation in professional development seminars, leadership training, exclusive study abroad experiences, community engagement and service events, networking opportunities, and tours of leading Cincinnati companies like GE Aviation, Fifth Third Bank, the Cincinnati Reds, as well as minority-owned businesses.

More than a dozen Business Fellows students stand and smile outside a corporate building in downtown Toronto

First-year Business Fellows have the chance to experience another culture and meet with representatives from top companies in Toronto, a study abroad experience which typically takes place during the fall semester.

Your first year at-a-glance

  • 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.

First-year Business Fellows typically have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being able to participate in study abroad during their first semester of college.

Below are a couple videos students created as they reflected on their experiences and lessons learned.

  • Azaria Blair, BBA '23
  • Nathan Peppers, BBA '23
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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.

Dominique Jackson

Contact us

To learn more about Business Fellows, please contact:

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Victoria Regan

Program Manager, Office of Inclusive Excellence