After the Kemper Scholars Program

How are Kemper Scholars better prepared for business careers?

The Kemper Scholars Program has a strong positive influence on the attitudes and career trajectory of its graduates. Senior Scholars completing the program express high levels of confidence both in their job search skills and in their comfort in professional settings. Kemper Scholars generally believe that they are better prepared for business careers than their peers. Reflecting on their Kemper Scholars experience, they say:

“I was given the essential research skills to succeed in any industry.”

“I realized that simply completing tasks must be coupled with an ability to create and build professional relationships in order to work effectively with a team.”

“…I [learned] to do professional work and how to do it to a standard that I myself was comfortable putting my name on.”

“…That summer was…where I learned confidence in myself and the work I was capable of doing, which led to a new understanding of myself as a young professional.”

“If you are open, vulnerable and willing to accept change and coaching, the Kemper Scholars Program will be an invaluable experience which will help you excel in many different facets of your life.”

I feel so much more confident now…


After college

Kemper Scholars enter “good fit,” first destination jobs.

Program alumni have launched careers at dozens of employers, including:

  • Allstate
  • BMO Harris
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kemper Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Northern Trust
  • PwC
  • Vanguard


We will be accepting applications beginning Friday, August 21, 2020.