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About 3,500 Old Dominion students received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees during four ceremonies held May 10 and 11 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Photos by Chuck Thomas/ODU


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Are You Up for the Challenge?

Gain the real-world skills employers and grad schools are looking for through classes that are interactive, hands-on, and practical:

  1. Complete three (bronze), four (silver), or five (gold) LeADERS-designated courses in your degree program (see qualifying courses here)
  2. Develop your LeADERS ePortfolio to highlight your experiences and learning

Get Started Now!

Become a LeADERS Candidate: Submit this form to join!

Program Benefits

  • Employer-valued skills, including critical thinking, interpersonal, and intercultural skills
  • Satisfaction with educational experience and academic performance
  • VIP access to entrepreneurship, career, and ePortfolio services and resources
  • Invitations to networking opportunities, advising meetings, and more
  • Personal and group program support
  • Bronze, Silver, and Gold Graduation Medallions
  • Transcript Designation with LeADERS Experiences
  • Increased marketability to potential employers and graduate programs

LeADERS: How It Works

LeADERS How It Works 2019

LeADERS Mission

LeADERS is a pathway connecting undergraduate ODU students to enriching courses and active learning experiences resulting in a competitive edge in their chosen careers.

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