University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Leadership Walton Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective Members

  • How can I join Leadership Walton?
    We accept new applications once per year beginning in June and ending mid-August. An online application link will be available on the Leadership Walton homepage at that time. All undergraduate business majors, including transfer students, are encouraged to apply. Students must have a minimum of two academic years left to complete the program.
  • What are the requirements of Leadership Walton?
    Leadership Walton members complete a variety of components in the areas of leadership, academics and career path management. Please review the Leadership Walton Handbook for a full list of requirements.
  • Why join Leadership Walton?
    A Leadership Walton participant's overall educational experience will include academic training, experiential educational experiences and professional development enhancements above and beyond that of a non-participant. Some of these value-added enhancements include:
    • Exclusive recruitment/networking events specifically for Leadership Walton participants and representatives of recruiting companies, including special networking time dedicated just for Leadership Walton participants in conjunction with the fall Business Career Fair.
    • The chance to participate in special programs and events, including the CRCC Asia Beijing Internship Program, the Arkansas Cooperative Education Program in Business Scholarship, company visits, and more!
    • Upon successful completion of Leadership Walton, a graduate of the program will be awarded with a certificate of completion, a cord to wear at commencement, and special recognition within the Walton College.
    • Most importantly, Leadership Walton members develop the skills and background employers are seeking in new graduates.
  • How can I find out more about Leadership Walton?
    Please review the Leadership Walton Handbook or contact JR Hinkson.

Current Members

  • How can I get credit for completing a Leadership Walton requirement?
    Students must submit all completed components through Blackboard. Review the Leadership Walton Handbook to learn more about Blackboard and how to submit something for credit.
  • How can I find out about upcoming opportunities and events?
    The announcements section of Blackboard includes a list of upcoming opportunities, which will also be marketed through the weekly Leadership Walton emails.
  • I'm behind on my Leadership Walton requirements, what should I do?
    All Leadership Walton members are expected to remain active in the program and complete a certain number of requirements each semester/year. If you are concerned about your progress, please contact the Leadership Walton Coordinator and we will help you develop a plan to stay on track.
  • How can I be sure if something will count for credit toward a Leadership Walton requirement?
    Review the Leadership Walton Handbook or contact the Leadership Walton Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns regarding credit eligibility.
  • I've switched colleges, can I still be a member of Leadership Walton?
    Only business majors are eligible to be members of Leadership Walton. If you have transferred out of the Walton College of Business, please notify the Leadership Walton Coordinator.

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