Pivot 314 Fellowship

The Graduate School is pleased to present this opportunity to graduate students to network, build leadership skills, and explore careers outside of academia

Purpose:  The purpose of the Pivot 314 Fellowship program is to offer graduate students a developmental pathway for building and strengthening leadership skills, while also connecting local start-ups with talented graduate students who wish to gain hands-on experience.  This initiative supports our local startup community as well as provides graduate students alternative career paths outside of academia.

Structure: The Pivot 314 Fellowship for graduate students is a year-long program that offers unique, curated programming with an emphasis on developing and strengthening leadership and communication skills. This programming culminates in a capstone experiential learning opportunity; a 10-week internship with a local start-up. The Pivot 314 Fellowship will be offered in partnership with the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Curriculum (session are once a month, evenings):
February – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
March - Tapping into Your Own Leadership Skills
April – Resilient Leadership
May – Introduction to the St. Louis Entrepreneurial Community
September – Welcome back and Social Impact
October - Developing Awareness and Understanding around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias Training
November – Public Speaking/Improv
December – Entrepreneurial Leadership Panel

Resources for Pivot 314 Fellowship cohort:

  • Personalized advising/coaching
  • Invitation to serve on Liberman Advisory Committee
  • For Fellows that match with a local start-up for an internship experience, a stipend of $4,000 will be provided
  • For the 10-week internship, total hours per week may not exceed 20.

The application is now open and the deadline is midnight on December 1, 2020.  A complete application should include:

  • Resume/CV
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One-page essay

Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than December 31, 2020. Please contact Associate Dean Erin Murdock, murdockel@wustl.edu with any questions.