Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is the Circle of Excellence?

The Circle of Excellence is a selective distinction for top performers, providing these students access to certain business honors privileges in order to further their PACE development.


What are the requirements to stay in the Circle of Excellence?

Maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA, earn a minimum of 30 CoE Impact Points every year, complete a LinkedIn profile with CoE designation, attend at least two CoE program-specific events per academic year, and uphold all aspects of PACE and University policy.


What are the co-op and internship opportunities for the Circle of Excellence?

All co-op and internship opportunities for honors and non-honors students are the same.  All Lindner students have access to the Lindner Career Services, a department dedicated to the professional advancement of Lindner students. Business honors students will have access to special professional development and networking events.


Can students be in the Circle of Excellence as well as one of the Business Honors Programs (Lindner Honors-PLUS or Kolodzik Business Scholars)?

No, students may be selected into only one of the following: LHP, KBS or Circle of Excellence.


How selective is the Circle of Excellence?

This is a highly selective distinction, seeking up to 80 freshmen and sophomores each year from the top 10% of students

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Scott Gregory

Scott Gregory
Director, Undergraduate Enrollment

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Melissa Newman, PhD
Director, Circle of Excellence