ELC Honors Symposium

The ELC Honors Symposium is a multi-day professional development experience comprising of a series of workshops and meetings that prepare ELC Scholars to contribute their talents in the workplace effectively.

2021 Honors Symposium Lead Sponsor

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2021 Honors Symposium Overview

Newly selected ELC Scholars are expected to participate in the Honors Symposium. As the program continues to expand to year-round events, ELC Scholar Alumni are also invited to rejoin the leadership development series. Here is what you can expect from the program:

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The following topics were covered in the 2021 Honors Symposium: Mental Health, Design Thinking, Self-Branding, Career Readiness, Financial Management and Thriving in Corporate Environments.


Thank you to the following companies for facilitating the 2021 Honors Symposium: The Steve Fund, City Fund, TB Global Impact Strategies, Geaux Network-TV, CoolBrands People/Signitt, Black Digital, Lowe’s, and Synchrony.

2020 Honors Symposium Overview

The following topics were covered in the 2020 Honors Symposium: goal setting, identifying your competitive advantage and the art of effective storytelling.

Thank you to The Coaching Factory for facilitating the 2020 Honors Symposium.

ExxonMobil Undergraduate Business Case Competition

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In 2021, the ExxonMobil Business Case Competition was added to Honors Symposium. This competition is intended to provide ELC Scholars with an opportunity to explore the workforce diversity gap in the United States. More specifically, the underrepresentation of African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors.


Scholars are divided into teams and tasked with developing strategies and solutions for helping American corporations build and sustain a diverse pool of STEM talent.


A panel of corporate, non-profit, academic, and policy leaders serve as judges and award the students for their team submissions. The highlight of the ExxonMobil Business Case Competition is networking with corporate professionals, collaborating with Scholar peers and competing for a cash prize. This annual competition awards more than $50,000 in prize money.

2021 Business Case Winners

Congratulations to our ExxonMobil Undergraduate Business Case Competition Scholars:


  • OJ Udemadu (Team Captain) – North Carolina A&T State University
  • Christian Readus – Alabama A&M University
  • Rachel Clark – Howard University
  • Nneoma Emeka – Georgia State University
  • Sanaa Holston – North Carolina A&T State University


  • Aniya Cannon (Team Captain) – North Carolina A&T State University
  • Tasimba Jonga – University of Tennessee
  • Maya Blasingame – Spelman College
  • Madisen Suell – Howard University
  • Zacharias Lee – New Brunswick


  • Angelica Armstrong – Rutgers University
  • Tarron Carter – Morehouse College
  • Tiffanee Moore – Howard University (Team Captain)
  • Dylan Osimetha – Kenyon College
  • Nadine Simprevil – New York University

Each scholarship program has unique eligibility requirements that candidates must meet for consideration.


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Some scholarships are open to high-achieving Black undergraduate students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
Some scholarships are open to high-achieving Black undergraduate students attending any accredited College or University
Students who are
currently enrolled in
a community college
or junior college and
have been accepted
to a four-year
college or university
(majority institution or HBCU) are eligible to apply.


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