Leaders at work. Leaders in life.

Purpose Statement: We prepare leaders who enable people and organizations to meet the needs of an ever-changing, complex world.

Corporations spend thousands training top executives to lead. We believe leadership starts now. We take students with a thirst for learning and create opportunities for them to develop into conscientious, innovative and effective leaders.

As a BNSF Neeley Leader, you will learn insightful ways to lead yourself, lead interpersonally, lead groups and teams, and lead organizations. You’ll forge deep connections with fellow Neeley Leaders through experiential learning including team retreats and international travel. During the junior year impact project, you will join other teams of Neeley Leaders to identify a need, locally or globally – then leverage everything you’re learning as a leader to make a real impact on that need.

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Our Partner – BNSF Railway

Our title sponsor, BNSF Railway, makes this program possible through financial support as well as in-depth insight into the workforce and what companies in all industries seek when hiring future leaders.

A Glimpse at Your Class

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Neeley Leaders

Leading Employers Choose Neeley Leaders

From internships to full-time positions, Neeley Leaders work for big league companies across industries, including:

  • Accenture
  • American Airlines
  • Bank of America
  • Bell Helicopter
  • BNSF Railway
  • Cisco
  • Citibank
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Frito-Lay
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hajoca
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • PepsiCo
  • PWC
Lead Self, Lead Interpersonally 
Lead Self, Lead Interpersonally 

 “The Neeley Leadership Program gives you the power and tools to motivate others to lead, on and off campus. We learn about the psychology of leadership, and how to empower others and work with a team. Becoming a Neeley Leader is one of the best decisions I ever made at TCU.”

Jad Charif, Class of 2022

Lead Groups and Teams
Lead Groups and Teams

“People matter. In finance it’s easy to get bogged down with numbers, but business is about more than doing the job well. It’s about utilizing the people around you to make a bigger impact.”

Jose Barron BBA ’18 

From service organizations and Greek life to TCU’s football and swim teams, Neeley Leaders can be found in leadership roles across campus. Neeley Leaders use the skills they develop in our program to lead in a variety of groups and teams. 

Hold On-campus Leadership Positions
Neeley Leaders

Lead Organizations

Your impact project prepares you to lead change for the greater good. In 2023, the Impact Project Team pitched an initiative at Fort Worth City Hall, expressing the need, strategy and potential impact of creating an Office of Global Affairs for the City of Fort Worth, at Fort Worth City Hall in the City Council Chambers. The team’s proposal focused on the benefits of improving the quality of life for international residents and visitors, increasing foreign direct investment, and creating a vibrant cultural community. Additionally, the team worked alongside TCU Neeley alumnus Carol Capua ’00, chief of strategy and innovation of the City of Fort Worth.

Watch the Team Presentation here