Gain Real-World Experience And Targeted Skills In Business Development

International Leadership &

Tier II

Business Internship Summit

Start a Real Business in the Developing World

Work With A Real Start-Up Business To Create A Logo, Marketing Strategy, And Business Plan

Collaborate With Leading Industry Experts

Work With Georgetown University Business Professors, CEOs, And Business Leaders

Work with College

Admissions Experts

One-On-One Application Assistance And Meetings With Top University Admissions Officers

Create a Business Plan and Professional Portfolio

Showcase Your Experience, Capability, And Potential For Employment Opportunities

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The International Leadership And

Business Internship Summit Tier II

Launching A Real Start-Up

The Leadership Initiatives Advanced Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier II is taking our first-of-its-kind accelerated internship to the next level. Students will choose a start-up business from the developing world to partner with. During this program, interns will learn how to skillfully build a business while simultaneously calculating risk – the essentials of constructing a successful enterprise.

Student participants will work closely with Georgetown University professors and business professionals in writing business plans, developing research skills, as well as learning teamwork, proper oral presentation techniques, and critical communication skills.

Along with guest speakers and interactive panels, interns have the unprecedented opportunity to interact with some of Washington’s top business leaders. These experts will lead a series of skill-development workshops to help students create a business plan for our own “Shark Tank” style presentation. Each

student-proposed solution will be implemented by the Nigerian start-up with a full grant from our sponsors.

Interns will work with others from around the world for this extraordinary opportunity to step into the role of a global entrepreneur. During this intensive program, students will learn from experts about business analytics, marketing planning, customer and market insights, as well as study the art of cross-cultural communication.

This curriculum will ensure that all students are well on their way to their future career in international business.


Summit Dates:


Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors

7 Days

July 5th - July 11th, 2021

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.


$3400 *30 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available


Enroll Here
Interest Form
Online Program
Student Website



Launch A Start-Up

In The Developing World

Work With CEOs And Georgetown's

Top Business Professors

One-On-One Meetings With Yale

And Brown Admissions Officers

Use Grant Money From Top

Sponsors To Create A Business

Students will intern with the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute at Georgetown University and work directly with one of four potential start-ups in their area of focus.

Focus areas include fighting hunger, technology and innovation, empowering women, and business expansion.

This internship takes you from ideation to launch, and challenges you to make the critical decisions that every successful entrepreneur faces.

At the summit, students will be partnered directly with leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, and Lockheed Martin to create revolutionary solutions to the problems their start-up is trying to solve.

Students will take classes from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business's top professors on how to create a business plan, develop a marketing strategy, and gain targeted skills in finance, operations, and policy.

Interns will allocate seed money for their business partner using a grant from our top sponsors.

Program participants with work with business owners to finalize the company's name, establish their brand, execute their marketing plan, and even decide the products they will sell.

Students' top solutions selected by the grant committee will receive additional funding over the course of one year to implement new services for their business partner.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form our College and Business School Admissions Panels to provide students with a firsthand account of what universities look for in their accepted students.

Students attend an exclusive one-on-one meeting with former admissions officers from Yale and Brown University to create the perfect college application.

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Program Highlights

Create a Business Plan, Logo, Website, and Marketing Initiative for a Start-up Business

Launch A Real Business

Determine How The Business Will Launch

Students will intern with the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute at Georgetown University and work directly with one of four start-ups.

At the conference, interns will work with marketing experts, artists, web designers, and more to create a business plan to launch a real business in the developing world.

Each internship team will determine how their business partner spends seed money given to launch their new business. Working in teams, you will develop your business idea while creating unique solutions to market problems facing the community your business will launch in.

Guest speakers and Georgetown professors will guide you through key focus areas of the launch as you learn to interpret market feedback, test your assumptions, and overcome challenges.

Implement Business Solutions With Industry Experts

Expert Mentors

Work One-On-One With Industry Leaders

Career Consulting Sessions From Business Pioneers

Summit participants will attend career counseling sessions with D.C. executives, allowing students to understand how to create a career plan for several industries.

2020 panels will include members of major organizations like Exxon, Booz Allen, PNC Bank, NBC studios, the Peace Corps and Georgetown University.

Intern teams will have small group discussions with leading CEOs and Georgetown's School Of Business professors working with students to create innovate plans for their business partners launch.

Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to help their start-up business partner improve their business venture.

Students have a rare opportunity to meet leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, the State Department, and Exxon.

Elite Meetings & Site Visits

Site Visits To Leading Business, Start-Up Incubators, and Specialized Tours

These events will allow students to learn how each corporation launches marketing plans, creates new products, and remains active within the community it resides.

Students will meet directly with executives and gain a deeper understanding of how multimillion-dollar decisions are made on a daily basis.

Interns will travel to the D.C. corporate offices of Microsoft, Exxon, and Lockheed Martin to meet with executives and gain a deeper understanding of how multimillion-dollar decisions are made on a daily basis.

Summit participants will head to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, USAID, Start-up Incubators and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

US Department Of State
World Bank
The Pentagon
Peace Corps

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Collaborate With Business and International Development Experts

Heather Aranyi

Professor at Northwestern University
Heather Aranyi

Professor at Northwestern University

Professor Heather Aranyi M.Ed., M.M. is a noted keynote speaker and thought leader and has received numerous honors in recognition of her work, including a McCormick Fellowship. She teaches at The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University.

She is also the Coordinator for The Wildfire Pre-Accelerator Program at The Garage at Northwestern University. Outside of Northwestern University, she is on faculty at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, an ordained Cantor and the Founder and CEO of Aranyi Enterprises, a firm which specializes in business strategy and branding.

Nicholas Benore

Operations Strategy & Analytics Leader at Wells Fargo
Nicholas Benore

Operations Strategy & Analytics Leader at Wells Fargo

Portfolio Manager PNC
October 2012 – Present (2 years)Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area
-Develop, execute, and refine portfolio management strategies to optimize value of high-risk Non-Strategic and Consumer Retail assets in conjunction with functional partners.
-P&L ownership of broker-originated Home Equity portfolio.
PNCPricing Manager

Pricing Manager PNC
March 2011 – October 2012 (1 year 8 months)Greater Pittsburgh Area
-Develop, recommend, and execute pricing strategy for the Consumer Retail product portfolio (Home Equity Loans/Lines of Credit, Auto, Personal Loans/Lines of Credit, etc), including account acquisition and account management programs with joint accountability with key partners.
-Create optimized, risk-based pricing to exceed financial goals while maintaining a moderate risk profile
-Incorporate risk, behavioral, and price elasticity assumptions into price setting strategy in collaboration with functional partners
PNCSenior Pricing/Financial Analyst

Senior Pricing/Financial Analyst PNC
February 2010 – March 2011 (1 year 2 months)Greater Pittsburgh Area
-Design, deploy, and administer system to allow management of over 200000 price points across Consumer Lending products
-Create automated reporting processes to analyze and distribute competitive information, estimated monthly financial forecasts, application trends, and weekly rate exceptions
-Execute ad-hoc analysis using data from a variety of sources to support Pricing Managers

Carmine C. Carullo

ExxonMobil-Planning & Performance Analysis Manager for Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)
Carmine C. Carullo

ExxonMobil-Planning & Performance Analysis Manager for Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)

Since graduating from Wagner College with a BA in economics and masters in finance, Carmine C. Carullo has built a nearly 40-year career with ExxonMobil Corporation. It is here that he has combined his business expertise with civic engagement locally and worldwide. Carullo's ExxonMobil career has taken him from New York, where he worked in accounting and finance; to Singapore and Indonesia to Virginia, where he has worked in various controller and finance positions, as coordinator of government reporting, and as assistant secretary for shareholder relations.

Now, as the planning manager of medicine and occupational health worldwide, he is charged with the well-being of 80,000 employees in 50 countries. He travels extensively to visit the company's more than 100 medical clinics. He is also involved in community health initiatives such as malaria control, HIV/AIDS prevention, clean water delivery, medical waste disposal, and medical donations. He has also worked on hospital projects in Papua New Guinea and Nigeria.

Carullo is a dedicated supporter of civic organizations in his home community as well, especially Food for Others, of which he was a board member and treasurer, 2003-2010. It is the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1989, finance leader for the Emergency Oil Spill Response Team, and treasurer of Felicity Cove Association Inc.

Penny Daniels

Executive Communications Expert
Penny Daniels

Executive Communications Expert

Born as Elizabeth Penny Comm, Daniels is a native of Highland Park, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1977 and a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University in 1980.

Daniels began her career in 1980 at the CBS affiliate in Green Bay Wisconsin, then moved to Buffalo, New York to report and anchor newscasts at WKBW-TV, the ABC affiliate. From there she moved to Washington, D.C., where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor at WJLA-TV, the ABC station from 1985-1988. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Daniels was an anchor at WSVN-TV in Miami, where she was the first woman to solo anchor a nationally-syndicated, tabloid-style magazine program. Inside Story only ran from 1989-1990, but was hugely popular in Miami, beating the famous "A Current Affair" (then-anchored by Maury Povich) in local ratings. Shortly before leaving WSVN, Daniels was caught on the air telling a producer "You suck!" "I'm sorry I said it," Daniels later said, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times on March 22, 1993. "I don't usually lose my temper when I'm doing a newscast."

In April 1993, Daniels joined WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois as an anchor and reporter. In mid-1993, Daniels and Joan Lovett began anchoring the station's new noon newscast.

In September 1994, Daniels left WBBM to join A Current Affair as a New York-based weekday host. She hosted the show until September 1995, when she shifted to being a correspondent for the program's weekday editions and the anchor of the show's weekend edition. The show went off the air in 1996.

In 1998, Daniels joined KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington. In October 2000, Daniels abruptly resigned from KHQ and left the TV news business to work as a communications consultant and trainer in Washington, D.C.

In 2003, Daniels and two partners created the communications consulting and coaching firm, 3D Communications, with offices located across the country.

John Hecklinger

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Global Fund for Children
John Hecklinger

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Global Fund for Children

The Global Fund for Children (GFC) selected John Hecklinger to serve as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 6, 2017.

John comes to GFC after 12 years at GlobalGiving, where he was instrumental in developing what is now the world’s largest global crowdfunding community. As part of GlobalGiving’s leadership team, John guided the organization’s evolving strategy, which now links corporations, foundations, and individual donors to locally-led organizations through a system that fosters novel solutions to complex problems.“John’s belief in the importance of strong, local organizations working as engines of change was a key factor in his appointment as our next President and CEO, said GFC Board Co-Chair Gunjan Jain. “His commitment to GFC’s unique innovative model of finding, funding, and strengthening small, innovative grassroots organizations that serve children makes him the ideal candidate to expand upon that model and introduce new strategies for building and linking children’s organizations around the world.”

“I’m proud of what we accomplished during my tenure at GlobalGiving, and have considered it a privilege to be part of such a strong, entrepreneurial team,” John stated. “I’m looking forward to drawing on that experience and building on The Global Fund for Children’s 20 plus years of success in identifying emerging local organizations that improve children’s lives. I hope to contribute to greater success as GFC enters a new phase of discovery, innovation, and change.”

The Global Fund for Children currently supports 179 community-led organizations in 54 countries to provide programs and services to at risk-children and youth in four key focus areas: education, gender equity, youth empowerment, and freedom from violence and exploitation.

John previously served as Global Giving’s business development director where he led the group’s corporate partnership efforts. He received English degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Florida and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangui, Central African Republic.

Rick Kuehn

Pilot, American Airlines & Lt Col, USAF Reserve
Rick Kuehn

Pilot, American Airlines & Lt Col, USAF Reserve

Previously, he managed an engineering consulting start-up in Manhattan, led a water supply project in Kipingi Kenya with Engineers Without Borders, responded to disasters with the American Red Cross in Greater New York, and commanded an Air Force rapid-response team that responds to humanitarian and other emergencies, setting up and operating airfields on short notice with minimal manpower and equipment. Rick has a BA in history and a BE in computer engineering from Stevens Tech, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters in Military Studies from Marine Corps University. He has been on the board of Leadership Initiatives since 2014.

Ahmed Mohammed

Harvard Medical School-Director of Talent Acquisition
Ahmed Mohammed

Harvard Medical School-Director of Talent Acquisition

Ahmed has been in the human resources and management field for over 13 years. His professional experiences extend over for-profit and non-profit organizations within the United States. He has managed human resource activities in a Fortune 50 company with sales of up to $50 billion a year and has also successfully lead and transformed recruitment, management functions, and talent acquisition activities at two Ivy League institutions, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Ahmed’s academic accomplishments include a Diploma in Computer Studies from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi State Nigeria, an Associate Degree in Computer Applications Management from Bay State College, Boston Massachusetts, a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is also an Administrative Fellows Program graduate at Harvard University in Boston, MA.

A native of Bauchi State in Nigeria, Ahmed has lived and visited various countries around the world including Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North and South America, and Africa, earning him the title, “global citizen” among his friends and colleagues. He now resides in Boston, MA and travels to Nigeria following his passion for social change in Africa and the world. Balancing everyday life is a process according to Ahmed. “One step leads to the next in an ever-changing cycle. There are no silver bullet solutions. The key is to always be analyzing your personal and professional situation, and making decisions that will have a cumulative effect towards your personal definition of success.”

Tiffany Norwood

CEO of Tribetan/Serial Entrepreneur
Tiffany Norwood

CEO of Tribetan/Serial Entrepreneur

Tiffany Norwood is a global serial entrepreneur with a career spanning 30 years, seven start-ups, two IPOs and a patent. In her 20s, she raised $670 million to fund a global satellite radio start-up called WorldSpace, within a couple of years XM Radio was born and still exists today as part of Sirius XM.

Ms. Norwood is considered one of the pioneers of digital broadcasting. She personally did some of the first ever digital content licensing deals in the 1990s with Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg News) and Phil Kent (CNN). Tiffany was also an early collaborator with the Fraunhofer Institute and their MP3 and MP4 technologies, spending many nights at their labs in Germany more than 20 years ago.

In 1998 she was a keynote speaker about the future of broadcasting and content distribution at a global symposium in Canada. She was the only entrepreneur invited, the only business woman and at age 30, the youngest. Later her remarks were included as a separate chapter in the book "Challenges for International Broadcasting" and her comments were an accurate preview of the future to come, not only in satellite radio, but also digital content, media and broadcasting, all before iTunes, YouTube and Google!

Currently, she is the Founder and CEO of Tribetan an education startup that is focused on teaching and sharing the science of turning imagination into reality. Ultimately Tiffany wants the entrepreneurial skill set of manifesting ideas to be as well know as reading writing and math. She knows this skillset will define success in the future for individuals, companies and countries.

Tiffany has an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Economics with a concentration in statistics and electrical engineering from Cornell. She has lived, worked and visited over 50 countries.

Blushel Ocbina

Booz Allen Hamilton-Marketing and Communications Management Consultant
Blushel Ocbina

Booz Allen Hamilton-Marketing and Communications Management Consultant

Blushel has been involved with Leadership Initiatives since 2005 when she established and managed LI's programs in the Philippines. Following the conclusion of her contract in 2007, Blushel became an active volunteer and supporter of the organization, eventually joining the advisory board in 2009 and serving as its chair in 2012. Blushel joined the LI Board in 2013 and has been serving as its vice chair since. Blushel brings to Leadership Initiatives her passion for community service and development. Her involvement in numerous community service programs over the years has allowed her to better understand the important role of the individual in effecting change.

Blushel is an alumna of the University of Southern California. She has more than 12 years of professional experience serving the needs of public, private, and civic organizations in the areas of strategic communications, change management, marketing, branding, portfolio management, program management, project management, stakeholder management, proposal management, and business analysis/business process improvement. Blushel is currently employed by Booz Allen Hamilton where she has been since 2011.

Stella Onuoha

Former Nigerian Ambassador To The United Nations
Stella Onuoha

Former Nigerian Ambassador To The United Nations

HE the Hon. Ambassador Dr. Stella U. Onuoha, COKS, is the President and Group Managing Director of Esterella Communications Group International (ECGI), LLC. ECGI is a Business Consulting and Facilitation company which caters to both private and government agencies. ECGI’s subsidiary, Esterella Visa Services (EVS) facilitates tourist and business visas to different countries and has over 25 years of travel documents experience under her cap. Stella is an entrepreneur, who sees problems as challenges which provide opportunities to change situations. She is a mother, an ordained Pastor, a licensed Chaplain, a Public Speaker, Trainer, a community Organizer & Leader, a professional MC and a natural born-comedian.

Previously, she worked for corporate America, international organizations and was in charge of Nigerian in Diaspora Organization (NIDO Americas) for 10 years with an office in the Nigerian Embassy In Washington DC. She was also the embassy’s Public Relations Assistant from 2010-2011. Dr. Stella is a Nigerian American and promotes international relations between her two countries.

She is a Board Member/Assistant Dean of Students at Global Oved Dei Seminary and University (GODSU). She also continues to collaborate with other NGOs in different capacities. She is an Ambassador-at-large and Special Envoy in the Field of Diplomacy through an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC. She has won many awards.

She holds a BA, an MBA and PhD. She is a domestic violence survivor, who promotes women empowerment through education. She is a child evangelist because children that know God early in their lives save the world from future troubles (Prov.22:6). She is the founder of Divine Favor Intercessory Ministries, a Virtual Church she founded in 2004 with members all over the world. Her favorite bible verse is Eph 3:20, which in effect says we have been empowered by God to do extraordinarily great things. And YES YOU CAN!!

Madhvi Patel

Global Sr HR Business Partner at DXC Technology
Madhvi Patel

Global Sr HR Business Partner at DXC Technology

Change management professional with over 15 years of experience in providing organizations with solutions to improve performance, advance strategic goals, and achieve cost savings. Trusted advisor and thought leader with a successful track record assisting executives with developing and executing change strategies for large-scale organizational transformations, process improvements, and systems deployments. Demonstrated quantitative analysis skills to support decisions to improve organizational and operational performance. Significant facilitation experience working with senior-level executives and committees to deliver results.

Steven Pressman

Association for Social Economics-Vice President
Steven Pressman

Association for Social Economics-Vice President

Dr. Pressman is an Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He also serves as co-editor of the Review of Political Economy, as Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of the Eastern Economic Journal, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Basic Income Studies.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Social Economics from 2000 to 2002, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economic Association from 1994 to the present.

Since 1996 he has served as Treasurer of the Eastern Economic Association. In his ten years as Treasurer he has built up a reserve for the organization of around $200,000.

Dr. Pressman received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the New School for Social Research. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation (Routledge, 1994), Economics and Its Discontents (Edward Elgar, 1998), A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics (Routledge, 2001), Alternative Theories of the State (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006), 50 Major Economists, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2006), and Leading Contemporary Economists (Routledge, 2008).

His main areas of research are poverty and income distribution, and government tax and spending policies (including basic income plans, Social Security, education financing and spending, taxing e-commerce, health care policy, and anti-poverty policy).

Bill Stefan

Department of Defense-Deputy for Enterprise Management
Bill Stefan

Department of Defense-Deputy for Enterprise Management

As a Senior Executive in the federal government, Bill has over 40 years of experience in management, employee training and development, strategic planning, creating global communications and strategic networks, and research & development.

Bill has over 15 years of Senior Executive Service within the US Intelligence Community, including assignments as Associate Director of National Intelligence for Financial Management, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Deputy Enterprise Management, DIA Director of DIA Business Solutions, Director DIA Resource Management Office, Deputy Director of the Military Intelligence Staff, and DIA lead for the Iraq Threat Finance Cell.

Bill was also a former Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a retired US Army Officer with over 22 years of service. Bill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976 and obtained a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University in 1981. Bill holds certifications as a CPA, CFE, CGFM, and CDFM.

Sarah C. Stiles, PhD, JD

Georgetown University-Department of Sociology Professor
Sarah C. Stiles, PhD, JD

Georgetown University-Department of Sociology Professor

Sarah Stiles joined the Georgetown University sociology faculty in 2007. Prior to that she taught at American University for eight years where she was Director of the Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. She met Marshall Bailly at American and has been proud to work with him ever since.

Professor Stiles specializes in courses on law and social entrepreneurship. She regularly partners with both the law school and the business school. Professor Stiles has won numerous awards for her teaching and student engagement. She currently is working on an effort to promote well-being among students. She believes if we are truly serious about changing the world for the better, we must be at our best, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Professor Stiles holds a PhD in political science from Boston University, a JD from Northeastern University, an MA in Spanish literature from New York University, and a BA in Spanish from Southern Methodist University.

Katharine Stover

Senior Fellow at the Environmental Leadership Group
Katharine Stover

Senior Fellow at the Environmental Leadership Group

With a degree in International Relations, a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Climate Science and Policy, KC specializes in ocean and terrestrial conservation. Her broad professional background includes; working for an urban agriculture startup, managing a small grants program, and managing a women’s career development organization. She melds her business and scientific skills to help organizations work effectively.

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Meet With College Admissions Experts

Annie Carnahan

Diversity Recruiting, MBA Admissions Senior Associate Director, Columbia Business School
Annie Carnahan

Diversity Recruiting, MBA Admissions Senior Associate Director, Columbia Business School

Annie Carnahan (she/her) is a former member of the Columbia Business School (CBS) MBA and Executive MBA Admissions Committee. As a senior leader on the CBS Admissions Committee, Annie led the diversity recruiting team and all diversity recruiting strategy for Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA, military, and women MBA candidates. After almost 8 years in MBA Admissions and traveling to 22 countries to represent CBS, Annie transitioned to leading diversity recruiting strategy and diversity talent operations at Thumbtack, a tech start-up that connects customers and local professionals all over the US. Currently, Annie provides expert Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consulting for companies across industries, including in tech and education.

Annie received a BA from Vassar College in Sociology and an MA from Teachers College Columbia University in Education Policy and Social Analysis.

Jaden Felix

Senior MBA Recruiting and Admissions Officer, The University of Texas at Austin
Jaden Felix

Senior MBA Recruiting and Admissions Officer, The University of Texas at Austin

Jaden Felix is a Senior Recruiting and Admissions Officer for the Full-Time MBA program and uses the pronouns He/Him/His. In his current role, he focuses on demystifying MBA admissions and coaching people through the McCombs School of Business application process. With over 15 years of higher education experience, he supports initiatives focused on leadership development, inclusion and diversity, student success, wellness, and involvement.

He is originally from Fresno, CA, graduated with a Political Science degree from University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and received a Master of Science in Leadership and Change from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. His interests in coalition building, social justice, identity, and education were solidified during a summer internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Since that time, he has supported a variety of initiatives from the National Council of La Raza, Smithsonian Latino Center, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, and Hispanic Scholarship Consortium.

Stephanie Williams

Executive Director of MBA Admissions and Student Recruitment, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Stephanie Williams

Executive Director of MBA Admissions and Student Recruitment, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Stephanie Williams, a native of North Carolina, has over 12+ years recruiting talented individuals into graduate schools and helping them to achieve their professional goals. Her most recent role was the Executive Director of MBA Admissions and Student Recruitment at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She has also served as the Assistant Dean of Admissions at NC Central University School of Law. Prior to stepping into the realm of enrollment management and recruitment, she earned her Juris Doctor for NC Central School of Law and became a licensed attorney for the State of North Carolina. She joined the family firm in Greensboro, NC where she focused her practice in family law. She earned her Masters in Business Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelors of Science degree from Hampton University in Virginia. Ms. Williams has also worked at National Educational Systems as the vice president of Sales and Marketing and Kaplan Companies and as Regional Sales Manager.

Dr. Betty Vu

Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs at California State University Dominguez Hills
Dr. Betty Vu

Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs at California State University Dominguez Hills

Dr. Betty Vu currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Vu oversees the MBA and MPA programs at CSUDH for the past eight years. Prior to CSUDH, she served as Director of Admissions at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Whittier College Law School and admission advisor at University of Southern California Marshall Business School and Loyola Marymount University Law School. During her off hours, she also researches in areas of organizational development and leadership.

The International Leadership and

Business Internship Summit Tier II

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International Leadership and Business Internship Tier II

The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit Tier II

July 5th - July 11th

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Georgetown University, Washington DC


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Without the International Leadership and Business Internship Summit (ILBIS), I never would’ve gained the pivotal skill set of leadership, communication, and teamwork. I couldn’t be more grateful for the people I’ve been able to meet through Leadership Initiatives and for the excitement I’ve been able to share with them in creating global change. In just one week, the ILBIS gave me friends for life from around the world and sparked the realization that I want to pursue international affairs as a career path."

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The University of Notre Dame, Class of 2023 & Honors Program Participant


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Callie W.

International Leadership &

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Leadership initiatives not only gave me the opportunity to meet with new people and expand my networking ability tenfold, but I also found I had a knack for team building and creative thought. Last year's business summit changed my life for the better, especially with joining an IBIP team. I'm very excited and prepared to change lives again this summer, it'll be nice to see Marshall again too."

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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier I and II

Working with his LI business partner who recieved a grant from GlobalGiving


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Aidan L.

International Leadership &

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The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit has been a life-changing experience. Not only am I able to make a difference, but I’ve also made many friends and relationships with people all over the country and even the world! My time at Georgetown was one of the most amazing experiences that I’ve ever had. I am so grateful to Leadership Initiatives and all the opportunities they’ve brought to me and my peers."

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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

The University of Washington, Class of 2024


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Calvin W.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



Leadership initiatives is an incredible program. It is amazing that my group, as teenagers, could actually help a business owner in Nigeria. I love staying on the Georgetown campus and touring DC. I made so many valuable connections that I know will help me in the future. LI has given me skills that are already helping me to reach my goals. I am very excited to attend the tier 2 business program this summer and take this program to the next level."

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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier I and II

The University of Florida, Class of 2024


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Nick S.

International Leadership &

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My first year IBILS was probably one of the best experiences I’ve had throughout my high school life. The newfound skills and the amazing work our team was able to accomplish was something that was really life-changing. Adding onto that, the bonds and friends I was able to make during that one week were also something I don’t think I could’ve found anywhere else. For these reasons and more, I truly am overjoyed to be given another opportunity to take my knowledge one step further."

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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier I and II

Launched a new business using a grant from Microsoft.


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Sean Y.

Georgetown University

Exclusive Partnership Benefits

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is recognized worldwide for excellence in international relations, politics, medicine, and law. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 20 universities. Famous alumni include US President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Ideally situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with Georgetown for over a decade and have been recognized multiple times with the Outstanding Community Partner Award. We’ve created six first-of-their-kind programs for students who come from all 50 states and nations from across the globe. This summer, expand your horizons at one of the top universities in the world in the nation's capital.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs are granted exclusive access to experts, facilities, technology and educational opportunities from our partners. In addition our programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing our programs to offer additional benefits that no other summer program in the world can offer.

Please click on the sections above to learn about our programs, our specialized student housing, meal plans, student travel, and more. Click below to learn about our academic benefits.

Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute Of Health, Supreme Court And More

In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts, and direct action, students will select from a list of available locations on Choose Your Own Adventure sessions!

Officials will provide private tours of select DC sites including the World Bank, National Institute of Health and Congressional Offices. These exclusive tours allow a small group of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,

Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy.

2020 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Supreme Court, United States Congress,

Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Washington D.C. Department of Corrections.

2020 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

National Institute of Health,

Howard University Simulation Training & Education Lab, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross and The National Museum of Health and Medicine.

2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Student Housing

Our Georgetown University dormitories are Copley and LXR Halls. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in the residence halls.

Whether you’re working on a group project or Sumo Wrestling on the quad, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Our students will live in a two-person room and may select their own roommate upon enrolling in the program.

Leadership Initiatives will provide luxury bedding, towels and pillows.


Every air-conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet & Wi-Fi.

Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Leadership Initiatives office are all in the residence hall.

We are only a short walk from our academic buildings, Georgetown Cupcake and Georgetown's Olympic Gym.

Student Meal Plans

Leadership Initiatives is proud to have an all-inclusive meal plan. Students will never spend additional money on meals while at the conference. All participants have three meals per day, access to snacks and drinks at all times in the dorm rooms and several dessert surprises throughout the week.

We are the only summer program in the world where students are able to order food directly through our app which is delivered to students after classes to ensure they can focus solely on transforming lives at the conference.

We guarantee that you will have something to eat of your choosing, regardless of food allergies, veganism, vegetarianism, or any other health concern or dietary restriction.

Every morning, we create a continental breakfast buffet. Every student can use our waffle makers, select from ten types of cereal, sausages, tea, coffee, several juices, fruit, and three types of breakfast sandwiches every morning of the summit.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from 4 different restaurants for each meal every day that they are at the summit. Below are all the locations you will have an opportunity to eat at including the Famous Supreme Court Dining Hall.

Continental Breakfast

Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants

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Student Safety

Student Health

Students Are Always With A Staff Member

If A Student Becomes Sick Or Injured

Students With Medical Conditions

Students will live in Copley and LXR Halls. Students and staff will live together in the residence halls to ensure students have all educational, health and safety needs attended to day and night.

All Georgetown University dormitories have special keycard access requirements and security at the front entrance ensuring non-students cannot entire the dormitory and students cannot leave without permission.

Leadership Initiatives Staff and Offices are on call/open twenty-four hours a day during the conference. We are always ready to answer student or parent questions and provide assistance any time it is needed.

Resident Counselors make medical appointments in coordination with parents, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.

Appointments are made with University Health Services or the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Leadership Initiatives has trained staff to allow students with almost any medical condition attend our conferences. Please email our main offices and we will create a plan together to ensure the student has the time of his or her life.

Student Arrivals And Departures

Students Arriving And Departing By Plane

Students Arriving By Car

Arrival Dates Outside Of The Program

Leadership Initiatives can provide transportation to and from the program for an additional $70. This includes pickup and drop-off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (National, Dulles, BWI) and Penn Station if a student is arriving by train.

Leadership Initiatives staff members will pick up and drop students at the security gate. Leadership Initiatives will send a picture of the staff member picking up the student 24hrs before their flight's departure.

Upon arrival, the Leadership Initiatives staff member picking up the student will send a picture of the student to the parent or guardian.

When departing, the Leadership Initiatives staff member taking the student to the airport will walk the student to the security gate and will stay at the airport until the student's flight has taken off.

If you are arriving by car please use this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall upon arrival.

Students who are traveling extensive distances may arrive one to three days early but will be subject to early arrival fees by Georgetown University of $200 per additional night of stay. All other students must adhere to check-in times.

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

All students attending Leadership Initiatives Summer Programs are entitled to ten benefits that no other organization around the world offers to their participants. Each benefit is specifically designed to assist the participating student with entrance into college or gain experience/knowledge in a career they wish to one day pursue.

In 2019 our graduating seniors:

Received over $1.58 million dollars in scholarships for college.

Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.

85% of our graduating seniors requested and received letters of recommendation.

On average increased their ACT scores by 4 points and SAT scores by 240 points.

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Our Top 10 Academic, College Selection And College Application Benefits

1. College Admissions Counseling

2. College Probability Modeling

3. SAT/ACT Training Courses

4. College Essay Review Service

5. Letters Of Recommendation

College Application Benefits

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Summer program students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a college admissions expert. They will help walk students through the ins-and-outs of college applications, essay writing, and scholarships.

Students can speak directly with former admissions officers from schools such as Yale, Brown & UCLA. These individuals have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of college admissions.

Students are recommended to have their most pressing questions about the college application process ready so they can have them answered by someone who knows the application system inside and out.

Past students have used this time to hone in on their essay topics, decide on how many colleges to apply to, and create application time lines.

One-On-One College Admissions Counseling

Leadership Initiatives and our partners at Parchment, TestRocker and University Initiatives have designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices based on the students GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, financial need and more.

The Leadership Initiatives college admissions team will then help all participants narrow their college interest list and create a college application plan.

Because our college admissions team work with a broad range of higher education institutions, their advice, and beneficial knowledge will allow students to further understand the college admissions process.

College Probability Calculator

College Probability Calculator

Community Service

Extra-Curricular Activities

Financial Assistance Needs

SAT/ACT Test Scores

Grade Point Average

The college admissions team will then identify the most important areas students can focus on to increase their probability of gaining acceptance into their top college choices.

College Probability Modeling

Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post, TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States. All summer program participants will receive one year of free online SAT/ACT training from TestRocker valued at over $1200.

Students have increased their SAT & ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.

TestRocker utilizes personalized learning that incorporates technology & quality content to enable students to drastically increase their ability to take college standardized tests. TestRocker combines highly-effective private tutors with the best technology on the market to increase student scores.

TestRocker comes with customized lessons, full-length tests, and 24/7 customer service.

Handpicked by parents and industry experts for BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS

We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress.

We take accountability to support our students throughout their test-prep journey.

Exclusive SAT/ACT Training From TestRocker

All summer participants are able to submit up to five college application essays for review by our partners at University Initiatives. University Initiatives employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications.

This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program!

Each student essay will be edited to ensure it makes an excellent impression at every stage of the competitive application process. The editors will improve the style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.

To ensure language errors do not keep students from achieving their ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling and more.

Editors bring their experience in many different backgrounds, including Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities.

College Essay Review Service

Students who participate in any of Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.

Students that participated in the International Leadership and Business Summit can ask for letters of recommendation from their business partner or translator. Students of the Advanced Law and Trial Summit can request letters from the programs directors or lawyers they are interning with for letters of recommendation.

Students of the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can ask the patients they diagnose or the doctors they work with for letters of recommendation. Students receive glowing and personal letters of recommendation from individuals whose lives they impacted and professionals they have partnered with.

These unique and complimentary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefits that Leadership Initiatives has. Below are letters of recommendation from past students showcasing how the program transformed their lives:

Matthew Matusiewicz - Full Ride to UC Berkeley School of Engineering

Matthew Chang - Over $30,000 in Financial Assistance to Attend Harvard University

Ricky Toh - Outside Merit Based Full Ride to Stanford University

Meredith Karle - Full Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Letters Of Recommendation

Students will receive customized web pages based on which program they attend.

web pages include a portfolio that outlines the real court case each student

worked on, showcasing their actual internship with Goodwin Weber PLLC and their work advocating for clients on Capitol Hill.

Law Program

web pages showcase the student's internship with a business in the

developing world and their solution development presentation to members of the United Nations, Harvard's University Admissions Panel, and the US Pentagon.

Business Program

web pages include a full video of each student diagnosing a real patient

in the developing world using VR technology, the CPR, AED, and First Aid certification awarded by the Red Cross of America, and each student's work at the Howard University Medical Simulation Center.

Medical Program

A link to the website will be included in each student's personal letter of recommendation, allowing colleges to discover firsthand the once-in-a-lifetime experience each student has had alongside Leadership Initiatives.

Below are student websites from our 2019 summer programs.

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Program

Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit

Student Career Websites

6. Student Career Websites

7. Elite College Admissions Panels

8. Career Mentorship Program

9. Scholarship Application Assistance

10. College Student Mentorship Program

College Selection Benefits

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Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form a panel of college admissions officers to provide students with a firsthand account on how universities select their incoming students.

Students attend an exclusive Question and Answer Session with College Admissions Officers from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, what activities stand out the most in student applications, and techniques to write a memorable application essay.

Participants in each program attend a specific graduate-level admissions panel to plan ahead to Law School, Medical School, and Business School.

No other program in the country offers pre-professional school advice directly from admissions officers, allowing students to plan ahead to their future careers and shape their path to success.

Elite College Admissions Panels

Leadership Initiatives partners summer program students with a US-based mentor of their choice from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.

Potential mentorship partners include executives at some of the Country’s most successful businesses, top legal experts in Washington, D.C., Harvard Staff and Faculty, former State Department officials, Georgetown University Professors, NASA scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and more.

Over the course of 18 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers.

Students receive the perceptive, wisdom, and life advice from these highly successful mentors to aid in their transition to college and their career beyond.

Career Mentorship Program

Leadership Initiatives has worked with high school seniors and current undergraduates to apply for scholarships for over two decades. Seniors who utilize our scholarship assistance program to apply for 12 scholarships, that we approve and professionally edit have a 32.17% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.

In 2019, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $4.8 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.

Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:

Notre Dame

UNC Chapel Hill

UC Berkley


Kansas State

The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)

Program participants received additional scholarships for: 

Stanford, Columbia, University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, American University, and many more!

Scholarship Application Assistance

Current college students know first hand the best and worst qualities of their respective university, as well as the time-consuming and often stressful application process. Leadership Initiatives pairs summer program students with current college students from the school of their choice to get the most personal and authentic image of their dream school.

Students will have one-on-one calls with their college mentor to answer any questions, discuss the qualities of the college, and receive advice on the application process. LI has past students and current interns at the nations top colleges, as well as access to students at nearly every US college. These calls act as an exceptional resource during the college-decision period of every student’s life.

Summer program students also have the opportunity to network with past participants, who attend the nation's foremost universities, received internships at the UN, with US congressional officials, and many leading businesses nationwide.

These leaders will share the steps they took to achieve these goals and offer advice for your own personal journey into the university and career of your choosing.

College Student Mentorship Program

Partners and Sponsors

Global Giving
Great Nonprofits
International Youth Foundation
Future First Foundation
Microsoft Youthspark Grant Recipient
University Connection