Rise to the top

JUNE 23-24

Choose Your Location:
ATLANTA, GA Georgia-Pacific HQ
WICHITA, KS Koch Industries HQ

Elevate your future at this exclusive event where you’ll apply and interview for 2021 internships, network with other students and explore career opportunities while finding your fit in our unique culture.

APPLY BY FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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The Requirements

Rising Leaders are:

  • Excited about exploring opportunities to kick off a career at a global company.
  • Full-time students majoring in engineering, accounting, finance, IT, data analytics, supply chain, health and safety, marketing or related majors.
  • Sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.25.
  • Not sure if you’re a sophomore or junior? Here’s the fine print:
    Open to second-year students pursuing a four-year program and third-year students pursuing a five-year program.

The Timeline

  • September 3 – Applications open
  • February 9 – Applications close
  • Mid-February – Applications reviewed
  • Mid-Late February – Selected applicants will receive an interview request request
  • Mid-Late March – Selected interviewees will be invited to attend the summit
  • June 23-24 – Rising Leaders Summit in Wichita & Atlanta

The Facts

CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC?

Rising Leaders attendees are sophomores in a four-year degree program or juniors in a five-year degree program, majoring in engineering, accounting, finance, IT, data analytics, supply chain, health and safety, marketing or related majors.

WHO IS INVITED?

We’re looking for ambitious, passionate and intellectually curious college students with an expected graduation date of December 2021 – May 2022.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIVE IN WICHITA OR ATLANTA?

Hotel, mileage and meal expenses are covered for students who must travel to the event in either location – Wichita, Kansas, or Atlanta, Georgia.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION TIMELINE?

Applications are accepted through February 9. After applications close, a period of review precedes a second round of interviews. Selection decisions will be made mid-to-late March.

WHAT'S THE SELECTION PROCESS?

Applications will be reviewed based on academic achievements, university organizations and activities, relevant work experience, and honors and awards. Selected applicants will receive a video interview request, and selected interviewees will be invited to attend the Rising Leaders Summit.

IF I APPLY FOR RISING LEADERS, DO I ALSO HAVE TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS?

Students attending the Rising Leaders Summit are given the opportunity to apply and interview for 2021 internships. We hope that you’ll want to explore the internship, co-op and full-time career opportunities available at Koch companies, including Koch Industries, Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources and INVISTA. However, a commitment to an employment offer is not required to participate and job offers are not guaranteed.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?

It’s a little bit of learning and a whole lot of fun. Think dinners, engaging activities, leadership panels, speakers, business shadowing and breakout sessions specific to your interests. You’ll also get to dive deep into our company culture and even apply and interview for internships.

“This opportunity gave me an in-depth look at the culture and I feel like I'm a perfect fit.”

– Le’Darrien Ledbetter, Rising Leader

“Getting firsthand experience and understanding a company’s culture plays a huge part in making the decision on where you want to start your career.”

– Madelyn, Rising Leader