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The Southern Management Leadership Program

The Southern Management Leadership Program is a three-year experiential learning program that supports, develops, and graduates ethical leaders who want to energize and give back to their local communities. Students complete their associate’s degree at Montgomery College and transfer as a cohort to complete their undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, College Park. When they graduate, they continue to stay connected through professional relationships and lifelong friendships.

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The Southern Management Leadership Program Offers

At Montgomery College:

  • A network of aspiring entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one advising and mentoring plus paid internships
  • 55% scholarship funds covering tuition and fees
  • Additional funds for books and supplies
  • Exclusive 3-credit courses in entrepreneurship

Supporting Students.  Developing Leaders.

At University of Maryland:

  • Lifelong network of entrepreneurial partners
  • A scholarship covering up to 50% of tuition
  • Career guidance and support
  • A minor in technology entrepreneurship from University of Maryland, College Park

SMLP Serves

Latest News

Adaptability and Empathy: SMLP Leader Farhana Islam Interviews Nhi Nguyen

Farhana Islam recently interviewed Nhi Nguyen, a program coordinator located in San Francisco for an organization that supports underrepresented students…

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Commercial Real Estate: SMLP Leader Carlos Zelaya Interviews David Popp

I'm happy to share one final interview from the SMLP Cohort of 2022. Here, Carlos Zelaya interviews David Popp about…

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Learning from a Realtor: SMLP Leader Stephen Ruiz Interviews Eduardo Noriega

The interview below between SMLP Leader Stephen Ruiz and Eduardo Noriega, realtor with Keller Williams, is more that information about…

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SMLP Alum Caroline Ta Shares Tips for a Business Pitch

On April 6, MC-UMD and SMLP alum, Caroline Ta, gave an excellent presentation on giving excellent presentations. The winner of…

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Public Service SMLP Leader Xavier Linton Interviews Isaac Cudjoe, Co-Founder, Brothers with Books

Xavier Linton recently reached out to Isaac Cudjoe, Co-Founder of Brothers with Books, a civil outreach organization built with the…

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A Career in Economics? SMLP Leader Connor Redmond Interview Filipe Lage de Sousa

In the fall of 2021, Connor Redmond interviewed Filipe Lage de Sousa, an accomplished economist who has worked with the…

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SMLP Hosts Open House for Potential Applicants: April 8, 2022

Interested in SMLP, But Have Questions? Come by the SMLP Student Lounge to meet the students, talk to the director,…

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Reminder: Applications Are Being Accepted for the 2022 SMLP Cohort

Scholarships! Mentorship! Community! And More! Are you a Montgomery College student entering your sophomore year with plans to transfer to…

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Learn About SMLP and Hear From Its Members!

Last year, as part of the SMLP Professional Development Speaker Series for College Students, we hosted an info session all…

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Recruiting for the 2022 SMLP Program!

Recruitment is open for the next cohort of Southern Management Leaders! If you are a Montgomery College student with aspirations…

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SMLP Leader Khadeem Edwards Interviews SMLP alum Audrey Awasom

On September 6, Khadeem Edwards interviewed Audrey Awasom, SMLP and MC graduate and the founder of Noble Uprising, a social…

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Professional Development Speaker Series

SMLP Speaker Series: Season One!

To ensure that our students continued to have the opportunity to meet and learn from all types of people in…

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