This is a one-day, required, highly experiential, outdoor program incorporating the entire Leeds first year class. Throughout the day students will develop a sense of Leeds community, learn effective teamwork skills, be introduced to Leeds corporate partners, and understand the need for collaborative work in the business world.

CoLab will be on August 25, 2018 from 9:00am-4pm in Macky Auditorium & outside on Norlin Quad. 

Leeds Class of 2022: 

Are you an incoming Leeds student? Make sure to register for CoLab! Please check back around May of 2018 for further information.

Become a CoLab Team Leader:

Lead a small team of first year students in Leeds’ outdoor, annual, action learning experience! Activities include business simulations, team building exercises, networking with corporate sponsors, and leadership training. You must be an incoming Leeds sophomore, junior or senior to be a Team Leader. Team Leaders must be available for a CoLab group facilitation training on August 23, 2018 from 8-5pm and on August 25, 2018 (day of event) from 8-5pm. Contact for more information. Sign up to be a CoLab Team Leader!


Contact Sally Forester at


Breakfast served at 9:30am
Program begins sharply at 10am
Please come dressed for light outdoor activity—athletic shoes are a must.

Developing the business part of your brain, teamwork, getting to know your new classmates by working on fun challenges together – outdoors under the flatirons, and with a combination of laughs, inspiration, and accomplishment. That’s Leeds’ special prequel for your undergraduate experience. It’s called CoLab : Essentials of Collaboration and Innovation.

CoLab is required of all incoming first-year students. The program begins at Macky Auditorium where students will be broken into teams for the day’s activities. During the program you will be working with upper classmen, alumni and corporate mentors.

Through team-based problem-solving and structured activities, students get insights about how to be a top performer in business (and in school). The CoLab approach is used by top companies and MBA programs around the world, is proven effective for people of all ages, and is valued by corporate executives. Leeds students are among the very few who get this kind of experience at the undergraduate level, which gives you a leg up on the competition.

We will share details of the day with you upon arrival. Much of the program will involve real-time challenges you’ll work on with your classmates -- therefore, we can't give away too many details up front!

Students should come dressed in appropriate clothes for an all day outdoor activity– we require that you wear gym shoes and athletic wear. Please bring a water bottle!

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and water will be provided.

The Leeds School of Business salutes our Leadership and Strategic Career Development Corporate Partners:

Career Development Corporate Partners AY18

We would also like to recognize our Recruiting Career Development Partners including:
Charles Schwab, DaVita, Deloitte, EY, Fisher Investments, IBM, Leeds Women’s Council, Level(3), Northwestern Mutual and Zayo Group