Global Leaders & Professionals Program

It's never too early to start career prep

At the Hamilton Lugar School, our primary job is preparing future global leaders for post-graduate careers. One of the best ways we do that is through the Global Leaders & Professionals Program—an intensive experience that teaches you the nuts-and-bolts of landing internships and building a successful career.

GLPP is open to all HLS sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Learn more about the experiences of GLPP alumni Kimber Garland and Nivedha Meyyappan on the HLS Blog.

Quick facts

Apply to GLPP

Submit your application packet to by Monday, August 10 at midnight.

Set your schedule

Tuesdays, 5:30–6:46pm (first half of Fall 2020)

Meet your instructor

GLPP is led by Ashlynne Bender, HLS assistant director of professional development.

How GLPP works for you

GLPP hosts weekly workshops aimed at helping select students (sophomores to seniors) expand their networks, connect with employers, find career mentors, and navigate application processes. Workshop topics include: 

  • Connecting your academic interests to "real world" skills
  • Standing out in the crowd and articulating your value to recruiters and employers
  • Incoporating a global component to your job
  • Learning techniques to master the job-seeking process, from beginning your search to negotiating an offer

Students also participate in networking events with leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Nivedha Meyyappan (class of 2019) is now a programs intern in the Office of Sexual Violence and Conflict at the United Nations.

It was good just to be with other students who were kind of in the same realm as you... [the program] opened up my horizons.

Nivedha Meyyappan, class of 2019

How to apply

GLPP students are committed to attending all sessions, eager to conduct job searches, and comfortable working in a collaborative setting. Recent alumni have secured positions at a range of exciting destinations, including the United Nations, US Department of State, Indiana International Center, DC-based policy organizations, and international finance firms.

Application packet

  • Resume
  • Reference (one academic or one professional)
  • Cover letter (one page) describing:
    • Post-graduation career goals
    • What you hope to gain (e.g., specific skills, networking)
    • Academic or professional experiences that have helped you identify career goals or inspired you to pursue a course of study

Submit your application packet to by Friday, April 24 at midnight.