Scholar CONNECT!

A Dynamic Support System of Aspiring Executives.

The Scholar CONNECT! program brings together promising students and young professionals so that they can meet, share experiences, learn from one another, and form a lasting peer network. Our scholars get together regularly through interactive events hosted throughout the year.

About Scholar CONNECT!

The first of specialized AWESOME Scholar programs to be developed in 2020 was AWESOME Scholar CONNECT! Because AWESOME Scholars and AWESOME/MIT AWE Fellows are studying or working throughout the U.S. and many have moved on to early stages of their career, they had no way of connecting with each other. This program, involving interactive events throughout the year, was created to bring together these students and young professionals so they can get to know each other, support each other, learn from each other, and form an enduring network.

According to Michelle Dilley, AWESOME CEO, “Because professional relationships are so important to a successful career, our hope is that these women who are peers now at the earliest stages of their supply chain leadership journeys, will stay connected as they grow and develop at leaders.”

Scholar Forum Series

Since 2020, Scholar CONNECT! has hosted programming designed to deliver actionable, career-building content for our community of AWESOME Scholars and AWESOME/MIT AWE Fellows.

These sessions focus on different aspects of leadership development. Our scholars get to hear from industry leaders and content area experts while also learning from each other through group discussions. Additional “stage two” Scholar Forum programming has been developed for young professionals who have completed their first AWESOME Scholar Forum Series.