Leadership Brainery works with academic institutions, prospective and current graduate students, employers, and committed community members to eliminate systemic barriers to master’s and doctoral degrees and workforce leadership opportunities for underrepresented talent.
We believe that with greater resources and access to inclusive networks and advanced education, underrepresented communities can leverage impactful and higher-wage careers to establish financial stability and reinvest in their communities to create generational prosperity.
Black students represent less than 6% of incoming master's and doctoral students at research institutions.
Jobs that require a master's degree or higher at entry-level are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the workforce between 2014 and 2024.
Household heads with a master’s degree have a median household income of $117,400. The median for professional and doctoral degrees are $162,100 and $142,300, respectively. The household median for a bachelor’s degree holder is $100,200 .7
Leveraging advanced degrees to elevate careers
LB Postgraduate Partners are committed to admitting and supporting our diverse talent pool. Collectively, our partners offer 600+ master's and doctoral degrees, scholarships, fee waivers, and deferment opportunities!
Babson FW Olin Graduate School of Business
Our programs offer an ecosystem of support for prospective and current graduate students seeking advanced education, greater career mobility, and industry & community influence.
Dear Future Colleague
Mentee/mentor matching based on need, area of study, and identity characteristics.
Recruiters have access to source profiles of prospective candidates. Users can direct message, send calendar invites, and video chat in DFC.
Prospective graduate students can connect with recruiters, companies, current graduate students in their field, and other prospective graduate students.
The Leadership Brainery Ambassador Fellowship equips high-achieving college student leaders of color with the skills and resources to prepare for graduate school.
Leadership Brainery Ambassadors (LBAs) are in a cohort for 18-months, from their junior through senior year, to develop personally and professionally, ensure they meet the necessary admissions prerequisite and requirements, build social capital with peers and industry leaders, and remain on track for postgraduate enrollment.
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