Katie Leadership Impact

St. Kate's student Iceline King presenting her research.

Our world needs great leaders like you. Realize your potential and begin your journey to a meaningful career through Katie Leadership Impact.

Accelerate Your Path to Leadership

Our team of St. Kate’s faculty, staff, alumnae, and leaders in the business community help you explore and apply your leadership strengths. Katie Leadership Impact is a leadership development program that helps you realize your potential as a leader and build a meaningful career. The program fosters leadership skills through coursework, applied learning, internships, and student support.

Bridging Coursework with Real-World Experiences

Building Leadership Into Curriculum

Leadership and Influence

Your first class is Leadership and Influence. Explore your leadership strengths, learn how to become an effective leader, identify a leadership role that interests you, and gain practice leading.

Leadership Minor

The Leadership Minor is an interdisciplinary minor available to all undergraduate students at St. Catherine University. Through study and practice, students will discover that leadership can take many forms. With this minor, students are prepared to lead on campus, in their communities, and in their careers. A $2,000 scholarship is available for students who successfully complete the Leadership Minor and meet the need-based qualifications.

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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett speaks to St. Catherine University students

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, lead developer of the COVID-19 vaccine, speaks to St. Catherine University students about her leadership journey as part of the University's Women of Color Leadership Series in February 2022. 

Scholarships to Support You

Need-based scholarships are available, and the application process is easy! Apply for $2,000 to take the Leadership and Influence course and an additional $1,000 to complete the Leadership Minor courses with a C- or better. 

A limited number of scholarships are available each semester. We review applications through out the year — apply at any time!

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Katie Advisors

Through Katie Advisors, part of the Katie Leadership Impact Program, students are hired to work on a project for an organization, gaining valuable hands-on experiences. Katie Advisors consulting projects give students an opportunity to build the skills employers are seeking, work within a team, cultivate leadership skills, build networking connections, and explore career interests.

Students receive an hourly wage of $14.25 per hour. Students have the option to enroll in the Leadership Practicum Course to gain credit for working on the project. The number of credits will be based on the hours invested and range from two credits (80 hours) to four credits (160 hours).

Apply on Handshake during the fall semester.

Let's Get Started

Katie Leadership Impact is open to all St. Kate’s undergraduate students. Connect with Director Namibia Little at nlittle637@stkate.edu to learn more.

The Katie Leadership Impact program is possible thanks to a $1.25 million grant from The Manitou Fund, created in 1966 by late Minnesota businessman Donald McNeely.

What is PeopleGrove?

PeopleGrove is a digital platform that connects you with other Katies, alums, and friends of the University by bringing them together in one place to help you get to where you want to go and thrive. Whether you need advice, knowledge about a job opportunity, or are seeking to connect with others in your field of interest, community members in PeopleGrove are there to inform, coach, and inspire. Connect through a “flash” meeting to gain access to information quickly or establish an ongoing relationship. PeopleGrove is your resource for connections that count.

Activating your professional networks now is one of the most important decisions you can make as a student for launching and unlocking opportunities for your professional career growth. For information about setting up your profile and navigating the platform, please go to the St. Kate’s PeopleGrove Resource Page.