Texas Tech University

MILE Program Guidelines

Eligibility
Membership is open to undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. Students who would like to apply must have no less than 30 graded degree applicable credit hours and no more than 60 graded degree applicable credit hours completed at a postsecondary institution prior to the beginning of the first spring semester in the MILE Program. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average that will be upheld throughout the duration of the program.

Application
Students who meet the eligibility requirements will submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter to lindsay.kennedy@ttu.edu by 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Selection
Each MILE cohort will accept a total of 14 students into the program, with one member from each CASNR academic department guaranteed. The remaining eight seats in the cohort will be at-large seats, meaning some departments may have more than one member in a MILE cohort.

Following the application deadline, applicants will go through two rounds of consideration. The first round will evaluate the completeness of each application. Only completed and correctly submitted applications received by the application deadline will be considered for acceptance into the MILE Program. Incomplete applications (i.e., missing recommendation forms or an incomplete application) will not be considered. It is the student applicant's responsibility to complete all application materials and submit the application packet before the deadline. Applicants will receive an email confirmation of received applications.

The second round of the selection process will include face-to-face interviews between members of the MILE Advisory Committee and selected applicants. Interviews will take place in the CASNR Dean's office (located in Goddard) on Thursday, November 16. Applicants will be notified via email to sign up for a 20-minute interview time on that day. Applicants should dress professionally and be prepared to discuss their leadership and career goals with the Advisory Committee.

Expectations
This is a leadership program that requires students to meet and uphold certain expectations. Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements, complete an application, and are selected to the program will be expected to carry themselves professionally and represent Texas Tech University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with the highest level of respect. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout the duration of this course and the rest of the MILE program.

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Contacts

Dr. Cindy Akers
Associate Dean for Academic
& Student Programs
108C Goddard
cindy.akers@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2808

Lindsay Kennedy
MILE Program Director
AGED 214B
lindsay.kennedy@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2816

Kelsey Smith
Graduate Assistant
AGED 114
kelsey.smith@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2816