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: Will Gee
School (Program/Concentration): USC Marshall (Full Time, Strategy/ Marketing)
Summer Internship: PwC, Senior Associate, Operations, Los Angeles
How did your first year in business school prepared you for your summer internship?
It provided the foundations of a more holistic understanding of business.
What experience(s) do you hope to take away from your Internship this summer?
I’m hoping to get a good idea for what management consulting is all about. I am also hoping to contribute to my team and help solve complex problems for our clients.
What’s the most valuable piece of advice going into summer internships you can offer the Class of 2018?
Both before you get the internship and once you start your internship, tap your LGBTQ friends and leverage the “gay mafia”. It is one of the most exclusive networks you have access to, and also one of the most supportive.
What are you most excited about for 2016 ROMBA Conference?
Catching up with all my new friends that I met at ROMBA last year.
Any advice you have for people going into the ROMBA Conference for the first time?
Maximize your experience at ROMBA. Go to as many events as you can fit, and meet as many people as possible. It is a unique event, and undoubtedly will be one of the highlights of your time as an MBA candidate.