PREMIER: The PACE Freshman Honorary Experience


PREMIER: The PACE Freshman Honorary Experience 

PREMIER is an exclusive opportunity for Eller freshmen to develop professionally, obtain new business and leadership skills, and network with peers. 

PREMIER is held in the spring semester and meets once weekly, and consists of a series of workshops and activities facilitated by Eller staff and students. The activities in PREMIER engage students and challenge them to explore their leadership and professionalism in the areas of the Eller Student Scorecard.    The Eller Student Scorecard identifies competencies that the top employers of Eller Graduates value the most in their new hires: leadership, communication, collaboration, analytical skills, technical skills, and experience.  These activities are hands-on and highly collaborative, leading up to a case competition among PREMIER students.  In this way, the freshmen that participate in PREMIER are accelerating the trajectory of their leadership, engagement, and professional development in their time in the Eller College. Upon occasion, PREMIER participants have additional access to employers or recruiters of Eller students.

Meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 5 PM so please schedule your classes accordingly for Spring 2019. 

Who should partake in the PACE Freshman Honorary Experience?

Freshman Pre-Business and Pre-Economics students who are seeking involvement, leadership opportunities, and to grow through hands on learning should apply to be part of the PREMIER cohort.

Our stakeholders are the PREMIER students who will be able to:

  • Identify within an Eller Pre-Professional Community.
  • Demonstrate commitment to an education at the University of Arizona.
  • Apply foundational professional skills to a real-life case study.
  • Learn Eller Student Scorecard skills of Leadership, Communication, Collaboration, Analytics, Technical Skills, and Experience.  

Application Requirements

  • UA Pre-Business or Pre-Economics freshman 
  • $75 experience fee upon acceptance into the program
  • Must attend at least 80% of meetings

Applying for PREMIER: The PACE Freshman Honorary Experience

Start your PREMIER Freshman Honorary Experience by clicking the button below to launch the application by November 15th, 2018

Apply  here for your PREMIER experience 

  • An Eller staff member will contact you regarding next steps for the experience
  • Those selected will be notified by email

Experience Facilitators

  • Pam Perry, Associate Dean, Eller College Undergraduate Programs
  • Stephanie Hanson, Educational Specialist,  Eller College Undergraduate Programs
  • Katelyn Rose, Finance and Business Economics Career Coach, Eller College Undergraduate Programs


For additional information, please email Stephanie Hanson at