ADMITTED STUDENT SUMMER TREKS

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This summer Reaching Out will once again hold LGBT MBA Career Treks for admitted LGBTQ MBA students with treks in Minneapolis for Marketing & Retail (June 22-23), NYC for Finance (June 26-27), Seattle for Technology & Retail (July 10-11), San Francisco for Technology (July 13-14), and Chicago for General Management & Consulting (July 13-14).

These treks are designed to be a learning experience about a specific industry for newly admitted LGBTQA MBAs.  Our hope is that they will serve as an important first point in helping educate, inspire and connect LGBTQ MBAs and give them a head start on understand what options they can pursue as an LGBTQ professional. Last year multiple students attending treks ended up receiving job offers from companies they visited.

Space in treks is limited and admitted LGBTQ students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to participate. There is no cost to participate, however attendees will be responsible for flight and hotel accommodations (Reaching Out may be able to provide limited travel support from our LGBTQ Student Fund).

Apply Below
(Round 1 Deadline: April 9th, Round 2: May 7th, Round 3: June 11th)

Marketing & Retail in Minneapolis (June 22-23)
Finance in NYC (June 26-27)
Tech & Retail in Seattle (July 10-11)
Tech in San Francisco (July 13-14)
General Management & Consulting in Chicago (July 13-14)

Please email info@reachingoutmba.org for questions or for more information.

2017 ADMITTED LGBTQ STUDENT SUMMER TREKS

2017 Marketing & Retail Trek to Minneapolis (June 22-23, 2017)

(Open to both admitted & current students) 

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This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for LGBTQ MBAs interested in the business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) marketing, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail to better understand what options they might consider within the industry, meet other LGBT individuals admitted to MBA programs around the country, and network with LGBT marketing & retail MBA alumni and professionals.  In 2014 trek attendees even got to meet with the CMO of General Mills for over an hour!

2016 participating companies included 3M, General Mills, Land O'Lakes, McKinsey & Company, Target, and UnitedHealth Group. 2017 participating companies will be announced by mid-April.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

June 21st
6:00pm            Optional reception with alumni and company representatives

June 22nd
8:00a-6:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

June 23rd
8:00a-4:30pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

2017 Admitted Student Finance Trek in NYC (June 26-27, 2017)

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This trek is designed as a learning & networking specifically for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in the finance industry to better understand what options they might consider within the industry, whether it be investment banking, private equity, wealth management or even financial operations.

2016 participating companies included: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EY, JP Morgan KKR, Morgan Stanley, and PIMCO.

2017 participating companies will be announced mid-April.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

June 26th
8:00a-6:30pm   Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies

June 27th
8:00a-5:30pm   Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies

2017 Admitted Student Technology & Retail Trek in Seattle (July 10-11, 2017)

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This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in the intersection of technology & retail to better understand what options they might consider within the industry.

2016 participating companies included: Amazon, Expedia, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Starbucks, and T-Mobile

2017 participating companies will be announced mid-April.

TENTATIVE AGENDA 

July 10th
8:00a-6:30pm   Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies in Redmond 

July 11th
8:00a-6:30pm   Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies in Redmond 

 

2017 Admitted Student Technology Trek in San Francisco (July 13-14, 2017)

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This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in the technology industry to better understand what options they might consider within the tech industry and tech-related industry.

2016 participating companies included: Facebook, Google, Genentech, Linkedin, Salesforce, The Boston Consulting Group, and Walmart eCommerce

2017 participating companies will be announced mid-April.

TENTATIVE AGENDA 

July 12th
Evening Mixer with trek attendees, alumni and current LGBT MBAs doing internships in Bay Area (Optional)

July 13th
8:00a-6:30pm   Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies

July 14th
8:00a-5:00pm    Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies 

 

2017 Admitted Student General Management & Consulting Trek in Chicago (July 13-14, 2017)

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This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for LGBTQ MBAs interested in exploring careers in Chicago or interested in participating companies, which may include United, BCG, accenture among others.

2016 participating companies (note: last year was a 1-day trek and this year will be an expanded 2-day version) included: Bain, The Boston Consulting Group, United Airlines

2017 participating companies will be announced mid-April.

TENTATIVE AGENDA 

July 12th
Evening Mixer with trek attendees, alumni and current LGBT MBAs doing internships in the Chicago Area (Optional)

July 13th
8:00a-6:30pm   Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies

July 14th
8:00a-5:00pm    Meetings, presentations & workshops with participating companies 

 

FAQs

Who can attend?
These treks are for admitted LGBTQA students. In rare circumstance current LGBTQ students (with part-time receiving the highest consideration) will be admitted.

How do I sign up?
Since space in each trek is limited to 20 participants, admitted students will be asked to complete a brief application for review.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  For reference half of our 2016 treks were fulled by applications in round 1.

If given a spot, when do I have to commit by?

Accepted applicants will have 2 weeks to confirm attendance otherwise their spot will be made open.

Is there a cost associated with participation?
There is no cost to participate in the program, however attendees will be responsible for their own flights and hotel costs (Reaching Out may provide some limited support through the LGBTQ Student Fund).