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Feb 2015

Founding an LGBT Business School Club at Pepperdine’s Graziadio

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Earlier this fall, part-time MBA student Frank Hundley contacted Reaching Out with a challenge: Pepperdine, an historically catholic university, did not have an on-campus LGBT group at its business school.  This made it hard for Frank and some of his LGBT peers to connect as well as to leverage specific opportunities for LGBT MBAs.  Frank wanted to change that.

Fast forward five months and Frank has done just that.  Graziadio Reaching OUT is now the second officially recognized LGBT organization at all of Pepperdine (the LGBT Legal Society was the first) and is a club affiliate of Reaching OUT.  Read about how Frank and his peers got the club started and what they are doing for some of their first events!.

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Jan 2015

Carlson School of Management Joins the LGBT MBA Fellowship

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We are thrilled to announce that The University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management is the 14th MBA program to join the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship, created as a joint effort between top graduate business schools and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools & MBA programs are outstanding opportunities for self-identifying and out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young professionals and their active allies to build their careers.

Each Fellowship recipient will receive a minimum $10,000 scholarship for each academic year during his/her full-time MBA as well as free access to various Reaching Out programming (including the annual ROMBA conference), mentoring and LGBTQA leadership opportunities, some of which would be developed specifically for these Fellows.

As part of accepting the Fellowship, the students will also agree to take a national leadership role in planning content for at least one Reaching Out initiative during his/her time in business school.  Learn more about the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship & Scholarships

We’re thrilled to have Carlson as one of the founding members.  Keep an eye out for a few month additions next month!

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Dec 2014

LGBTQ MBA Video Profiles: Julie Andress & Gordon Schoenfeld of Yale School of Management

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In this video Julie & Gordon discuss how Yale SOM’s on-campus LGBT group, Out of Office, leverages the greater lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender graduate community at Yale for programming, seeks to turn “allies” into “active allies”, what it means to be out as an LGBT student and worker.

Yale School of Management is founding partner in the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship program – which provides a minimum $10,000 scholarship to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or active ally (LGBTQA) business school applicants as well as  leadership opportunities and access to Reaching Out programming.

Our video interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender MBA leaders from on-campus clubs are back for the 2014-2015 year!  Want to know what activities these clubs do or advice that current business graduate students have for LGBTQ MBA applicants?  How about scholarship opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer MBAs or business graduates? These videos are a great sources for you.

Keep checking back through the rest of the year for more videos.

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