Life Entrepreneur Program (LEP)

Course Description

Elon University is collaborating with a national leadership development company, New Mountain Ventures, to offer an innovative program for sophomore students. The Life Entrepreneur Program will prepare students to craft a meaningful and flexible life plans in light of the ever changing, fast paced world outside of Elon. The Life Entrepreneur Program (LEP) includes a 2-day retreat and a one-credit hour course led by faculty and peer leaders during the first half of each semester. Through the retreat and the course, students will learn to identify their strengths, be alert to opportunities, take measured risks, set goals, think strategically, and practice the art of reflection and renewal. Students will also develop a resume, practice interview skills, and complete informational interviews with people in their prospective field. These skills will help students better align their core identity with their professional and personal goals, especially in the context of their remaining years at Elon.

Interested in the Life Entrepreneur Program?

APPLICATION for Spring 2018 is live! Apply by November 13th for consideration to the program. Email your completed application and one reference form to Once admitted to the program, students participating in the Life Entrepreneur Program must submit a $150 program fee to the Bursar’s Office in Alamance 113. Please specify to the Bursar’s Office that this payment is for the Life Entrepreneur Program. This fee covers the cost of materials and meals and travel on the retreat. Students must ask for a receipt of payment and bring that receipt to the New Student and Transition Programs Office in Moseley 206 by December 1st, 2017 to guarantee their place in the program.

Are you a past LEP participant looking for further professional development?

APPLY to be a teaching assistant for an LEP course! Teaching assistants are paid positions who work throughout the spring semester to implement the LEP retreat and weekly course meetings. Teaching assistants are trained by professional facilitators in the fall semester and have the opportunity to work closeley with an experienced faculty or staff member to facilitate course content. Email your completed application to by Friday, November 4th.