Deloitte Scholars Program

The Deloitte Scholars Program is a sponsored program of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership that recognizes a select number of Mendoza College of Business students who not only excel in their studies but who demonstrate an interest in understanding honorable business and in becoming ambassadors of the Deloitte Center, of Mendoza, and of Notre Dame. They are students who wish to explore what it means to be an ethical business professional and who wish to incorporate into their professional lives the responsibilities and obligations of ethical leadership. Deloitte Scholars are expected to take part in Deloitte Center activities. They are also expected to enroll each semester in the one-credit Deloitte Scholars Colloquium, which meets once weekly and provides an opportunity for small-group discussion, close interaction with distinguished faculty and business leaders, and personalized networking opportunities. Meals, books, and other supplies are provided by the Deloitte Center Admission to the Deloitte Scholars Program is competitive and requires submission of an application.

The application asks for information about the applicant (name and contact information, major(s) and minor(s), GPA, and awards and distinctions), as well as brief answers to the following questions (300 words maximum each):

1. How would understanding what honorable business is enrich your future career?

2. In what way could you be an ambassador for the Deloitte Center, for Mendoza, and for Notre Dame?

Letters and nominations from faculty members are not required, but are welcome.

The application portal for the 2021-2022 is now closed. Please contact contact Deb Coch (dcoch@nd.edu) if you would like to be notified when the application portal for 2022-2023 opens.

 

The 2020-2021 Class of Deloitte Scholars

Mitchell Babiarz

Mitchell Babiarz

Class of 2023 (Finance)

"I am extremely passionate about the important things in my life—family, Notre Dame, NBA basketball, water skiing, finance, and ethics."


Isabel Bolanos Torrebiarte

Isabel Bolanos Torrebiarte

Class of 2022 (Finance)

"I hope to keep exploring and better understanding what being part of an underrepresented group means in the financial and investment management world to be a voice and an inspiration to those that have traditionally not been heard enough."


Sabrina Curran

Sabrina Curran

Class of 2023 (Finance major, minors in European Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)

"What sets a Notre Dame business education apart from the rest is the unique opportunity to broaden one’s perspectives on the practice of honorable business through thought-provoking readings and discussions in the Deloitte Scholars Colloquium, and also in Professor Otteson’s “Why Business” course; we have the necessary insights and skills, so now it is up to us to be good stewards and leaders of positive change in the business world!"


James Otteson

Zachary Dedrick

Class of 2023 (Finance)

"The Deloitte Scholars Program has given me the unique opportunity to engage with fascinating and intellectually stimulating texts, invited guest speakers, and other students, ultimately helping me refine my long term career goals."


Caleb Grieser

Caleb Grieser

Class of 2023 (Management Consulting)

"The Deloitte Scholars Program provided me with a place to both discover and sort through the diverse understandings of how to engage in virtuous business and has better equipped me to be a force for good when I enter into the business world."


Joseph Hirshorn

Joseph Hirshorn

Class of 2021 (Business Analytics)

"My time at Mendoza, particularly with the Deloitte Scholars program, has been instrumental in shaping my understanding and desire to approach my career in business as a vocation; there is much more to learn, but I am excited to grow the good in business after I graduate this year!"
 


Emily Huber

Emily Huber

Class of 2023 (Accountancy and Psychology majors, minors in Sustainability and Computing & Digital Technologies)

"The Deloitte Scholars program has inspired me to expand my interest in audit to enhance the good in business through applying sustainability practice and Environmental Social Governance reporting."


Cullen MacQuarrie

Cullen MacQuarrie

Class of 2023 (Finance)

"The synthesis of the Deloitte Scholars Program and Professor Otteson's "Why Business?" course has empowered me to appreciate the purpose of business to grow the good in the world, and specifically from a platform of finance; this is a stance I plan to wield not only in pursuit of my career goals, but more importantly to the benefit of those around me."


James Otteson

Anthony Reo

Class of 2022 (Management Consulting)

"The greatest source of public good in the world is business. Ethical business creates more value for society than any government or nonprofit ever could."


James Otteson

Maggie McMahon

Class of 2022 (Business Analytics)

"Deloitte Scholars has been a phenomenally enriching opportunity to grow in wisdom and community with some of Mendoza's brightest minds — through our discussions, I have developed a better understanding of how my role as a businessperson helps me honorably contribute to the unfolding of Creation."


Thomas Searl

Thomas Searl

Class of 2023 (Management Consulting)

"The Deloitte Scholars Program has served as a forum in which I can debate and consider the moral implications of a career in business, and the opportunity to do so with such a great group of students and staff has truly been a highlight of my time at Notre Dame thus far."