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Apply to Join the Larsen Leaders Academy

Incoming Students

All business school students admitted to Purdue University on January 30 will be emailed a link to apply to join the Larsen Leaders Academy. School faculty and staff will take a holistic approach when reviewing applications. Your essay responses, grades, leadership experience, club involvement and extracurricular activities will be evaluated. Applications will be accepted until April 15 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited, so students should apply early.

Those students selected during the application process will be invited to join the academy's Proving Ground. During this first year, your engagement in the academy will be assessed. Students who show motivation and the ability to shape a positive culture at Purdue will be invited to a spring awards dinner, where they will be welcomed as official members of the Larsen Leaders Academy. We invite Marshall Larsen, retired CEO of Goodrich, his wife, Susan, and other Purdue alumni to celebrate your accomplishments.

Current Students

Current undergraduate students who are interested in joining the Larsen Leaders Academy may apply based on the following:

  • Be within your first two semesters at school
  • Have participated in at least three of the following activities:
    • Club Expo
    • SMEF Career Fair
    • Doster Leadership Conference
    • Been a mentor or mentee in a school mentoring program
    • Been involved in a school-sanctioned case competition
    • Joined at least one school-sanctioned club

Interested applicants can request an application via email at Applications are due by January 31 each year.


"The Larsen Leaders Academy has allowed me to make a lot of connections and new friends, and to learn a lot about the business world."

Daniel Rauf, Class of 2024