PLC is a small family of highly driven peers and dedicated staff that offer individualized support to each PLC student, that can be hard to come by on large campuses such as CU Boulder. The support within PLC is immediate and lasting and provides guidance and reinforcement with everything from academics to social life, and from balancing your schedule to the culture shock of coming to college.
STUDENT COMMUNITY - PLC is comprised of approximately 200 scholars on campus in any given semester. Each class is crafted to bring in unique perspectives and backgrounds from students of the highest caliber to each cohort, and by extension, to the whole PLC community. This dynamic creates a community of individuals who not only support each other but also push each other to grow intellectually, socially, and professionally. Scholars will also find that there are many ways to get involved with the PLC community outside of the classroom. PLC students will connect with each other on experiential weekends, at community gatherings, and other special dedicated events.
ALUMNI COMMUNITY - When you enter PLC, you join more than just your cohort and the 200 other scholars on campus; you become a part of an extensive network of people dedicated to your success at all levels of academic and community life. More specifically, you will be joining a very accomplished group of more than 2,200 alumni who are currently employed across a wide array of fields locally, nationally, and internationally. The network can act as an incredible resource for internships, mentor-ships, and job placements. Upon graduation from PLC, scholars assume their place in the alumni network, supported by the efforts of the PLC professional staff, the PLC Alumni Club, an online newsletter, and alumni engagement events. Our alumni play an integral role in PLC by supporting the program with their time, energy and financial resources. We expect that our scholars come into the program not simply seeing themselves as a PLCer for their undergraduate career at CU but rather as a PLCer for life.
EXTENDED COMMUNITY - PLC depends on the support of the outside community members for the success of many parts of the PLC program. Much like our alumni, parents, and board members, other community leaders serve as internship mentors, guest lecturers, financial donors, etc. Our extensive network allows our scholars to get exposure to areas outside of the academic environment and apply their developing leadership skills to real-world experiences.