In addition to Reaching Out’s staff, each year the Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Graduate Conference’s content is developed and produced by MBA & graduate students from schools across the world. These core group of the students working on the ROMBA Conference are known as the “Student Leadership Committee.” The Leadership Committee comes up with the conference’s theme, ideates all breakout sessions, and is seen prominently on the ground at the conference!
Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight each of this year’s 11 organizers and share some of their tips for those planning to attend this year’s ROMBA Conference in Dallas (Oct 6-8)! Not only will they tell you what they are most excited about for this year’s conference, but they’ll also give inbound LGBT MBA students tips on the summer internship search & experience!
Name: Nate DeCarolis
School (Program/Concentration): Class of 2017, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business (Full Time/ Strategy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship)
Summer Internship: Chief Strategy Office, Mylan NV, Canonsburg, PA
How did your first year in business school prepared you for your summer internship?
The breadth and depth of classes in Market Research and analytics provided a solid foundation for my summer projects.
What experience(s) do you hope to take away from your Internship this summer?
I hope to gain deeper understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, with specific focus on portfolio expansion and management as well as strategic initiatives.
What’s the most valuable piece of advice going into summer internships you can offer the Class of 2018?
Listen and learn. Be open to new experiences and realize you are there to learn. Sometimes it’s best to bite your tongue!
What are you most excited about for 2016 ROMBA Conference?
I’m super excited to be part of the planning committee, and I can’t wait to see the other ROMBA Fellows and organizers.
Any advice you have for people going into the ROMBA Conference for the first time?
Be prepared… for interviews, for networking, and for fun. Be flexible with your choices of sessions because you may change your mind and attend all of Nate DeCarolis’ riveting panels and sessions!