EDGE Scholars

About the EDGE Scholars Program

The EDGE Scholars program, a four-year career and professional development program, begins with a first-year spring semester course that introduces topics of discernment, career exploration, professional development and skills growth. Students explore occupational options and learn the basics of career preparedness while practically applying skills in networking and professional development.

Students will be prepared for and connected to student employment, research, service, internships, and study abroad experiences that will inspire and cultivate professional development. In addition to experiential learning, students will have access to career networking opportunities with alumni, mentors, and community leaders to further develop as young professionals.

EDGE Scholars Four-Phase Program

Phase 1

Development and Discernment
  • EDGE 102 enrollment
  • Career and Major Exploration
  • Resume and Interviewing Preparation



Phase 2

Experiential Learning and Reflection
  • Hands-on learning experience, such as internship, study abroad or research
  • Professional Etiquette Dinner
  • Mix and Match Mentor Event



Phase 3

Leadership and Service
  • Leadership or service experience
  • Leadership assessment
  • Leaders in Their Field Panel



Phase 4

Professional Preparation and Transition
  • Professional transition event
  • EDGE Scholars Night of Networking
  • Transition to a Life of Reflection and Leadership Series


EDGE Scholars Benefits

As a successful EDGE Scholar you will be eligible to:


Participate in a spring semester course that includes discernment, career exploration and professional development.


Receive up to $1,000 stipend to be used toward Study Abroad.

Take advantage of professional development opportunities including exclusive alumni networking events and unique career-specific shadowing and mentoring opportunities.

Receive priority interview registration for paid on-campus, semester-long internships and select research positions.


Hone your leadership skills as a Peer Mentor.

EDGE Scholars Spring Registration

Course: EDGE 102 – Introduction to Discernment and Experiential Learning

Course Registration Numbers, Location and Meeting Times:

EDGE 102 Section A – 12849 – Mondays 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Location: HARP 2060

EDGE 102 Section B – 13173 – Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Location: HARP 2060