The Leadership Externship Advantage Program (LEAP) initiative targets juniors who have interest in pursuing a particular field of study with members of the Holy Ghost Prep community, who will provide real life experience in the work environment. Students are given the opportunity to receive hands on knowledge through a professional work setting, while developing a relationship with an alum in the HGP community.
Students participating in LEAP will have an early advantage in observing an employer site and factoring this into their area of study in higher education. This program allows them to reflect on potential opportunities and rule out industries in which they may not want to pursue.
This series is held at the employer’s office location/headquarters and the format of the visit is open to the mentors discretion. LEAP mentors and their companies offer a 1-2 day(s) on-site experience of their company and an opportunity to interact and network with professionals at their site. During these times, we recognize an in-person visit may not be allowed for multiple reasons. In those instances, we will be working with our students and mentors to create a virtual experience.
Since 2015, LEAP has provided over 300 students with real-world experience in their areas of interest as they begin to focus on their collegiate and professional pursuits. As this program continues to grow, we have a great need for alumni mentors in all different industries.
If you are interested in serving as a LEAP mentor, and sharing your love for your industry with an HGP student, please fill out the registration form below.
Student visits typically take place over one of the following timeframes:
- Winter Break
- Spring Break
- June, following the last day of school
LEAP mentors are required to obtain all PA State, Child Abuse and FBI clearances. If you have obtained these clearances within the last 5 years, you can simply share copies with HGP. If you need to obtain these clearances, our Alumni Office will be in contact with all necessary links and paperwork. All clearances are valid for five (5) years. All costs will be reimbursed and clearances must be submitted to HGP no later than November 1, 2021. For full details on clearances and how to obtain each one, please visit:
Don't miss out on your chance to be selected for this year's LEAP program. The Alumni Office and College Guidance Department work together to find the best fit for you and our alumni mentors.
We are looking for alumni volunteers who are interested in opening their office (in-person or virtually) to an HGP student. This externship opportunity is priceless for our students and a great opportunity for our alumni to stay engaged here at HGP and leave a lasting impact on our students.
Interested in becoming a mentor?
Please fill out this brief registration form!