The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and active ally MBAs in full-time programs. Each Fellows receives at least $10,000 funding per academic year (or $20,000 total for his/her/their two years) in addition free lifetime access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBT mentors, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.
This fall Reaching Out welcomed the second class of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellows. These 44 fellows come from 30 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.
35 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.
MEET MIKE MILOSEVICH (Indiana University, Kelley School of Business)
I grew up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and attended the University of St. Thomas where I received a B.A. in Finance. After graduating, I worked at Target HQ in various supply chain merchandising roles, ranging from perishable foods to pharmaceuticals. I’ve been involved in the Big Brother Big Sister organization for four years as a “Big Brother.” In my spare time, I’m a huge foodie at heart, always have a travel bug and love to stay active through biking and running.
What made you consider business school?
Throughout undergrad, I frequently considered law school as a possibility, but ultimately decided it wasn’t the right fit. The potential of business school really aligned with my future goals and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to build off of what I’ve learned throughout my four years of work experience and would help propel me into the future leader I aspire to be.
What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
I’m most excited about the new network I’ll build and all of the experiences I’ll have with my new classmates to broaden my horizons. I love hearing other people’s stories and know there’s a tremendous amount I can learn from my peers.
Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
I was extremely fortunate during my time at Target Corp. to be surrounded by many LGBT senior leaders. It was really motivating for me to see them thriving in their careers and demonstrating the future potential I’m able to achieve. In terms of the broader community, I hugely admire Tim Cook and Anderson Cooper.
What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I absolutely love to eat (probably too much!) and can never turn down a new restaurant recommendation.