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How many Fellows will there be in the 2022-23 Fellowship?
There will be up to 20 Fellows in the 2022-23 Fellowship.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment per month will vary depending on the time of year. Generally speaking, Fellows can anticipate dedicating approximately 10 hours per month to this program.
How long is the Fellowship?
The 2022-23 Fellowship will be a 12-month program beginning in November of 2022. It will run through the summer and end in November of 2023.
What will the retreats be like?
In addition to monthly virtual meetings, Fellows will participate in up to three weekend retreats over the course of their Fellowship. The retreats will be a combination of virtual and in-person experiences. More details, including tentative timing, will be shared with Fellows early on in the Fellowship. Please note, QuestBridge will cover costs associated with in-person programming.
Are there particular majors or careers that the Fellowship is specifically designed to support?
The Fellowship is a holistic program designed to support any Scholar, regardless of their particular major, professional interest, and/or career stage (level of certainty about their professional interest). While the summer professional experiences facilitated by QuestBridge are mainly offered in tech and finance companies, they span a number of different functional areas (communications, data, human resources, marketing, etc.) and will strengthen transferable skills beneficial in any field.
What if I have already secured a summer professional experience?
Congratulations! It is great to hear you have secured a summer experience already! You are still able to participate in and benefit from the QB Careers Fellowship. Please share your summer professional experience details with us in your application, if they are known at that time, and please keep us updated if you secure an experience independently during your time as a Fellow.
What if I have other summer obligations (e.g. classes, volunteer work, travel, etc.)?
We understand that the summer can be a great time to take advantage of a number of opportunities including furthering your education, volunteering, travel, spending time with friends and family, etc. You are still able to participate in and benefit from the QB Careers Fellowship. Please share your summer plan details with us in your application, if they are known at that time, and as they are finalized during your time as a Fellow.
Where will the summer professional experiences take place?
QuestBridge partners with a growing number of companies and organizations that may offer summer professional experiences to Fellows. These experiences have a variety of locations, including the potential for remote work. If you have particular interests or limitations, please share these specific details with us through your application.
What if I am geographically limited for a summer opportunity?
Please share any limitations you may have so we can partner with you to identify opportunities that support your growth and the Fellowship program. Please share this information with us during the application process, if you know it at that time, and as it becomes evident to you during your time as a Fellow.
Who are the Life & Career Coaches? What is their role?
A Life & Career Coach is a seasoned professional who will be paired with a Fellow to help support them in their journey of self-discovery and career exploration. They will meet with their Fellow one-on-one approximately two times per month and will participate in some of our group programming.
Who is eligible for the 2022-23 QB Careers Fellowship?
QuestBridge Scholars in the Class of 2025 are eligible to apply for the 2022-23 QB Careers Fellowship.
Please note: QuestBridge is limited to facilitating paid summer professional experiences for those who are legally able to work in the U.S. That said, the QB Careers Fellowship team can provide connections and resources to support Fellows who are not authorized to work in the U.S. as they make their summer plans.
Who is a QuestBridge Scholar?
QuestBridge Scholars are National College Match Finalists who attend a QuestBridge college partner. Note that this includes Finalists who matched with a QB college partner through the National College Match process, and Finalists who earned admission to a QB college partner through the Regular Decision process. If you have specific questions about your Scholar status, please write to email@example.com.
My cumulative GPA is below a 3.0, can I still apply?
Yes! While, in this instance, a strong academic record may typically be demonstrated by a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you are welcome to apply. We recognize that there have been a number of factors impacting education and student lives over the past few years. Consider using the Additional Information section of the application to expand upon any extenuating circumstances you may have experienced.
Are there additional eligibility considerations?
Please refer to the Who Should Apply page to learn more about eligibility for the 2022-23 QB Careers Fellowship.
If I am not eligible for the 2022-23 Fellowship and/or am not selected as a Fellow, is there other career-related programming I can participate in?
Yes! QuestBridge is here to support Scholars and Alumni on their paths from college to career. Annual programs like QB Convene bring the QB community together to explore a wide range of timely topics, including career exploration and planning. Learn more on our Resources page.
We also encourage you to leverage the wealth of life and career resources on your own campus, from your university’s career center to QSN chapter programming!
I see that Part 1 of the application asks me to submit my transcript. Can I share an unofficial transcript?
Yes, both official and unofficial transcripts are accepted. Screenshots of your grades are also acceptable. Please note: Applicants who advance to Part 3 will be required to submit an official or unofficial copy of their transcript if they have not done so previously.
Is there an opportunity to further explain my responses in the application?
Yes! Within each Part of the application, there is an Additional Information section. This is provided so that each applicant has an opportunity to elaborate on areas they felt they couldn’t address elsewhere in that particular Part of the application.
Is there a time frame on which I should focus when describing my activities and involvement beyond the classroom?
Yes. For your QB Careers Fellowship application, we ask that you focus on experiences from the beginning of your collegiate career (e.g. fall of 2021) onward.
Is every applicant guaranteed an interview?
No, not every applicant is guaranteed an interview. Select applicants will be invited to advance to subsequent parts of the application (Part 2, Part 3), and the virtual interview round.
What should I do if I will not have access to the internet during a significant period of the application process?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share more about your situation.