Students & Early Career

Career Treks shine a light on paths to business leadership

(Spring 2024)  Students representing the Black Business Association of Notre Dame (BBAND) visited firms including KPMG, McKinsey, and Deloitte to meet with senior leaders and discuss career paths - NDDCEL is proud to help support these opportunities for our students to shine!


McKinsey BBA visit



KPMG BBA visit
Deloitte BBA visit


Winners of the 3rd Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grow the Good in Business™ Case Competition announced


DEI Competition 2024



The NDDCEL is a proud co-sponsor of this opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to engage with regional business leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Check out the 2024 winners here!  





Students examine green infrastructure at Google's Chicago office

Google Trip Chicago '24


(Spring 2024)  Green infrastructure and innovative collaborations are key to a prosperous future - we are grateful to Guy Trerotola at Google's Chicago office for the fantastic opportunity to tour Google’s Chicago Office. Twenty MBA and undergrad students from NDDCEL faculty director Jessica McManus Warnell's classes at the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business took an office trek and learned some of the ways one of the biggest companies in the world pursues sustainability.

Students from various academic backgrounds found the tour interesting and insightful.. Here’s what they had to say:

"I see the immense power that Google holds. Just imagine the application of AI tools to distinguish and prevent potentially greenwashing ads from appearing in Google search, (though a significant amount of revenue also depends on ads). Many more things are going to shock us soon."

-Rahman Sulaimanov, Master of Global Affairs

"It was illuminating to hear about the innovative ways that Google tackles the problem of carbon emissions in buildings, as well as the practical challenges that they face in these projects, such as interfacing with regulators. I really enjoyed seeing how Google is rethinking office space -- it makes me excited for what work may look like years in the future! I especially connected with the section on mass timber as well as Guy's work in modularizing construction."

-Nick Lynch, Mechanical Engineering

"I think as a part of the Climate Resilience in business class to see a company that is putting into practice the very things we are talking about in class and doing so on a large scale, successfully, was really helpful to drive the class discussions home."

-Sydney Oskin, MBA

MBA Candidate Gets Inspired at 2024 ClimateCAP


(Spring 2024)  This year, with support from NDDCEL, MBA Candidate Ujaswin Jain represented the Mendoza College of Business at ClimateCAP, a yearly summit gathering MBAs from top business schools managed by Duke University’s Fuqua School. Hosted in 2024 by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, ClimateCAP had over 1600 attendees and offered students the chance to learn more about the relationship between climate and business as they develop their capacities for leadership in their schools and beyond.

Jain, an officer of the MBA Net Impact Club, found the experience rewarding and impactful. He had this to say about his experiences at the summit:

The closing speech by Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was a poignant reminder of the significant impact young leaders can have in the public sector, inspiring us to strive for transformative changes for the betterment of future generations. The summit was not just an event but a milestone in my journey towards climate advocacy, filled with learnings, connections, and a renewed sense of purpose.


I am deeply thankful to the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership for supporting this incredible opportunity. The ClimateCAP summit has not only enriched my knowledge but also reinforced my commitment to pursuing a career aligned with climate action. I am excited to share these insights with my peers at Mendoza and to advocate for greater engagement with future ClimateCAP summits.... Together, we can harness our collective energies to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change.

Ujaswin Jain at Climate CAP
Ujaswin Jain, Notre Dame MBA Class of 2025





New course for undergraduate business students engages MBA and corporate mentors

During the Fall 2023 semester the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership offered the Deloitte Colloquium in Ethical Leadership (MGTO 30707), a seminar course for undergraduate students studying business, featuring mentorship and engagement opportunities with Notre Dame MBA students and corporate partners. 

Students met with business leaders for open dialogue on the opportunities and challenges facing business leaders today. The course incorporated elements of NDDCEL Advisory Board member Dr. Mary Gentile's Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum, an action-oriented, values-based program for leadership development in the classroom and in the workplace.

Thanks to our 2023 professional mentors Betsy Besanceney, Christina Kaminski, Jim Jaeger, Cecelia Bolden, and Chris Hasbrook for sharing time and expertise with our students. Mendoza MBA students Lindsey Trematerra, Jillian Brumm, and Tim Sauerland provided guidance and insights throughout the course.  

We look forward to seeing the mark these undergraduates will make when they begin their own professional careers - our next generation of ethical leaders! 




Students visit Deloitte Poland

Deloitte International Business Scholars engage in immersive capstone experience abroad

The 2022-23 class of Deloitte International Business Scholars concluded their year-long colloquium with an International Immersion Experience sponsored by the NDDCEL and the Nanovic Institute, with support from the Mendoza College Office of the Dean. Professor John Sikorski led a group of 18 undergraduate students (including two recent 2023 graduates) to Poland from May 22nd until June 1st. During the trip, students had an opportunity to meet with business leaders, c-suite executives, entrepreneurs, and the US Ambassador to Poland, as well as tour a factory and visit historical and cultural sites. Among others, students met with Tomasz Konik, managing partner and Central Europe leader for Deloitte in Poland, who, along with the Chair of the Board and another managing partner, led students in a discussion of the business landscape and ethical issues in Poland. During the trip, students were greatly moved by the resilience of the Polish people, the excitement of Poland's emergence as a geopolitical and economic hub of Central Europe, and the kindness and hospitality of all the leaders who hosted them. One of our students summarized the trip well, "This trip to Poland was truly an experience of a lifetime. I attained a comprehensive view of how history, culture, political climate, and environment have shaped business in Poland through our discussions with business leaders and historical tours. I think that having opportunities to engage with my fellow members of the colloquium and the Polish business leaders was very enriching, and this was largely due to the collective engagement and knowledge of the members of the colloquium and the unique perspectives of Polish business leaders." 

Read more here!  


NDDCEL-affiliated students participate in international study experiences in Japan, Jerusalem

Watch for student and corporate partner insights from the experiences coming soon!















Student Engagement 2021-2023