Why become an Arkansas Fellow?

The Arkansas Fellowship offers recent graduates:

  • Access to the host company’s senior leadership for mentoring and support.
  • Opportunities to build deep relationships with peers and business and community leaders.
  • Invitations to lectures with renowned speakers.
  • Civic engagement opportunities.
  • Accelerated paths to professional development.
  • An annual salary of $40,000 paid by the mentor company. (May also include additional benefits and bonuses provided at the discretion of the mentor company.)

Do you have what it takes?

The Arkansas Fellowship is not for the timid. It’s not for the faint-of-heart, or those who are accustomed to getting by on the strength of their winning smiles or charisma alone. (Although, a little character never hurts.)

The Arkansas Fellowship is for the young and bold — those who are fiercely independent, unconditionally loyal, entrepreneurial, and ready for one of the greatest challenges of their lives.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Have graduated from an Arkansas college or university, or be a native Arkansan graduates from an out-of-state school.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and a bias toward entrepreneurship.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Seek to familiarize themselves with a host of business specialties, such as marketing, finance, sales, etc.
  • Nurture the development of a network of like-minded cohorts and invest in meaningful peer relationships during the two-year fellowship.
  • Relish (and capitalize on) the opportunity to meet and work alongside senior leadership in some of Arkansas’s most dynamic companies.
  • Embrace risk, responsibility, and independence.