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40 Under 40 Criteria


The Dillard University 40 Under 40 honors alumni who have demonstrated excellence in their fields or communities early in their careers while continuing to represent the mission and values of Fair Dillard. Nominations for this year's 40 Under 40 close December 5, 2022.


Honoree Eligibility


Must have graduated from Dillard University


Must be under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2022


Must submit a nomination packet that consists of a resume, biography of no more than one page, a high resolution photo of the nominee (preferably a headshot) that the nominee is willing to have published if selected, and supporting documentation such as articles, commendations, letter(s) of support, etc.


Nominate that alum who has begun whose time it is to shine or nominate yourself!


Tips for Successful Submission


1. Make sure your resume is updated to give us an accurate look at your latest career moves.


2. Make it about your career. You may have been well-respected and well-liked at Dillard, but show us how you represent DU now


3. Quantify your success if possible. For example, saying that you “increased sales by 30%” is much more powerful than you “increased sales significantly.”


4. Show consist advancement in your career. For example, let’s say you’ve been at a job for at least seven years. Show us how you have advanced. If you are in a career where transition is constant, show us how where you are now is a step up from where you were most recently.



Dillard University 40 Under 40 Award recipients, 2022



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