Prospective Members

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Fall 2023 applications for students will open February 1, 2023.

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Mentor applications for Fall 2023 will open February 1, 2023.

PLP Overview

The Professional Leadership Program (PLP) is a mentoring, leadership, and soft-skills development program for students at the University of North Texas. The purpose of PLP is to give our students exposure to the leadership skills needed to be a servant leader in any industry or position they seek after college. Students are given the opportunity to network with the corporate community, attend weekly employability development programs, and engage in a yearlong mentoring relationship with industry professionals.

Application Requirements
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Coachable mentality
  • Good conduct and financial standing with the university
  • Completion of live interview
What To Expect
  • Servant Leadership Cultivation
  • Soft-Skills Professional Development
  • Weekly Employability Workshops
  • 1-on-1 Industry Mentoring
  • Corporate Networking
  • Community Service Opportunity
  • Expansive Alumni Network
Program Commitments
  • 1-Year Program Commitment (August – May)
  • Mandatory Weekly Attendance
  • Regularity in Mentoring Relationship (Once per month)
  • Community Service Requirements
Weekly Workshops

PLP Meetings are held every Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the UNT Denton campus. Weekly attendance is mandatory.

Example Topics:

  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Money Management
  • Servant Leadership
  • Professional Dress
  • Entering the Workforce
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Personal Branding
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • Experiences of an Entrepreneur
  • Diversity
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Dos & Don’ts of the First 90 Days
1-On-1 Mentoring

Each PLP student member is paired with a DFW industry mentor who will provide coaching, mentoring, objectivity and sound guidance on issues affecting career and professional development.

The objectives of the Mentoring Program are:

  • Help the student develop his or her career vision
  • Create an environment that allows for professional development in business and social settings
  • Take the student from “college” thinking to professional thinking
  • Provide resources that will aid the student in career decisions
  • Create professional and social networking opportunities
How To Apply

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