LGBT MBA ADMISSIONS SUMMIT & EXPO

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REACHING OUT IS DEDICATED TO EDUCATING, INSPIRING, AND CONNECTING LGBT MBAS.  OUR MISSIONS BEGINS WHEN YOU START EXPLORING THE IDEA OF BUSINESS SCHOOL.
 

Join us on Oct 14, 2017 in Boston for an afternoon of content targeted at LGBTQ individuals considering applying to business school for an MBA or similar graduate degree.

This Prospective LGBTQ MBA content will include panels, intimate coffee chats with admissions officers and students, a cocktail mixer for Pre-MBA attendees and school admissions officers, and the LGBT MBA Admissions Fair with over 30-plus MBA Programs, many of which are part of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship, a global LGBT scholarship and leadership development collaboration between Reaching Out and top international business schools.

Admission as a Pre-MBA to just the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit & Expo is free.  If you would like to attend the full Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate (ROMBA) Conference, a $125 registration will be available.*

*While much of this event is geared towards those prospective LGBTQ MBAs who are either currently applying to schools or will in the near future, LGBTQ undergrads considering an MBA are welcome to attend.

PRICING FOR PROSPECTIVE LGBTQ MBA STUDENTS

PROSPECTIVE MBA CANDIDATE (FULL ROMBA CONFERENCE)

  • $125 Early Bird
  • $150 Regular
REGISTER

PROSPECTIVE MBA CANDIDATE (ADMISSIONS SUMMIT ONLY)

  • FREE
REGISTER

AGENDA

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LGBTQ MBA MBA ADMISSIONS SUMMIT
Harborview

45 top MBA programs will have a mix of admissions officers, LGBTQ MBA alumni and current LGBTQ MBA students on-site to share information about their programs & experiences on campus with our pre-MBA attendees.  Throughout the remainder of the day many of these schools will also hold invited one-on-one informational sessions with pre-MBA attendees.

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1:00PM - 4:00 PM

INFORMATION CHATS WITH MBA PROGRAMS
Harborview

Many schools at the event will invite pre-MBA attendees to sit down with their staff, alumni or students for an informational conversation.

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PRE-MBA SESSION 1: JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS - WHEN MORE IS BETTER
Waterfront 1C | Panel Format

More students than ever are exploring the synergies of combining disciplines and studies within business school and other post-graduate programs. From law to medicine, to public health to real estate, these programs add breadth to students’ studies and experiences. In this session, learn from other students and graduates who have pursued joint degree programs with their MBA curriculum and how it enriched education and expanded their career prospects, and ask questions to discover whether a joint program (and which program) might be right for you.

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

PRE-MBA SESSION 2: CRASH COURSE ON MBA INDUSTRIES
Cambridge 1 & 2 | Panel Format

Interested in learning more about what consultants do? Afraid that investment banking might not be for you? Curious about how to apply your interest in marketing? As a pre-MBA student, you can listen and ask questions to a panel of professionals and current students about their current (and former) work and internships. This session allows you to explore multiple industries and develop a more comprehensive understanding of the many opportunities available to you after obtaining your MBA.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PRE-MBA SESSION 3: TELLING YOUR STORY
Cambridge 1 & 2 | Panel Format

Writing essay after essay for various applications can be a drag, but it's important to project your own voice throughout so Admissions committees can feel a connection to you. This session with admissions officers will provide practical tips on how to approach the essay portion of applications and ways to put your best foot forward through your writing.

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 

PRE-MBA SESSION 4: NETWORKING FOR YOUR LIFE
Skyline | Interactive Format

Networking can be a big, scary black box of nerves, opening lines, and cocktail napkins. Have you ever wondered how some people make it seem so effortless to enter a circle of new people? How does one balance a drink and a plate full of h'orderves while shaking hands and smiling? Does your name tag go on the right or the left? Do you come out as part of the LGBTQ community or mention your partner? Learn and practice some of the best tips and tricks for networking. Remember, "You better [net]work!"

REGISTRATION FAQS
± When and where is the conference?

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBT) MBA Admissions Summit & Expo will be held on Saturday, Oct 14th as part of the greater 20th Annual ROMBA Conference in Boston (October 12-14).

If you plan to register for the full ROMBA Conference, it will take place Thursday, October 12 -  Saturday, October 14 at the Boston World Trade Center. Programming begins around 2:00pm on Thursday and continues through the evening on Saturday. Please see the program for details.

± How much does it cost?

Attending just the LGBTQ MBA Admissions Summit & Expo is free!

If you would like to attend the full Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate (ROMBA) Conference, registration for LGBTQ Pre-MBAs is $125.

 

± Can I get a refund if I do not attend?

Please note that refunds will not be issued for any reason. Please plan your registration accordingly.

± Where should I stay if coming from out of town?

All official 2017 ROMBA Conference events will take place at the Boston World Trade Center (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA).

We have four nearby host hotels for the 20th Annual ROMBA Conference (Boston, Oct 12-14) offering special conference rates. These rates are only available for those who book by September 20th or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first.

STUDENT & PRE-MBA RATES

Primary Hotel (Connected to the Boston World Trade Center)
Boston Seaport Hotel

Additional Hotels within Walking Distance
Renaissance Boston Seaport
Aloft Boston Seaport

Additional Hotel with Public Transportation to Conference Site
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport

± Do I need to be LGBTQ to attend?

No - but we do ask that you be an active ally if you are attending the Summit.

The mission and purpose of the Reaching Out is to educate, connect and inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) MBA and related graduate business students. With that mission in mind our content is designed to primarily serve LGBT students.