Vermeer International Leadership Program

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In a unique partnership with the Vermeer Corporation, the Leadership Studies Program offers a year-long, in-depth leadership experience focused on the fields of engineering, business and agriculture.

Participants take courses and travel together as a cohort while they study leadership in multi-national companies. Interacting both with ISU faculty and Vermeer employees, students will learn to address global challenges, work in cross-cultural organizations and develop their own leadership potential while continuing their plan of study in the fall and spring semesters.

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During the immersive experience, students:

  • Take courses in leadership focused on society and global impact
  • Travel to Vermeer Corporation manufacturing facilities, including Pella, Iowa
  • Interview industry leaders
  • Gain mentorship in leadership development
  • Attend a leadership retreat
  • Take various assessments to learn more about yourself and your leadership style
  • Earn a $2,000 scholarship

On the annual international trip during winter or spring break (flight, lodging and some meals provided), students:

  • Tour an international Vermeer manufacturing facility
  • Interact with employees of the international Vermeer Corporation
  • Tour selected cities
  • Visit with non-governmental organization leaders
  • Experience the traditional tourist attractions of the host country

The program is designed for students with an interest in engineering, business or agriculture. All full-time undergraduate students at Iowa State University are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to students with at least two academic years remaining in their plan of study.

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