2020 LGBTQ PRE-MBA
ADMISSIONS SUMMIT & EXPO
ROMBA 2020 is going virtual! This year, we are re-imaging ROMBA (Including the Pre-MBA Admissions Summit & Expo) in a virtual space with registration opening in mid-June. Content will be targeted at LGBT+ individuals considering applying to business school for an MBA or similar graduate degree.*
Traditionally, the prospective LGBT+ MBA focused content includes 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 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.
*While much of this event is geared towards those prospective LGBT+ MBAs who are either currently applying to schools or will be in the near future, LGBT+ undergrads considering an MBA are welcome to attend.
LGBT+ PRE-MBA REGISTRATION OPENS MID-JUNE
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LGBTQ MBA MBA ADMISSIONS SUMMIT
Over 40 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.
1:00PM - 4:00 PM
INFORMATION CHATS WITH MBA PROGRAMS
Many schools at the event will invite pre-MBA attendees to sit down with their staff, alumni or students for an informational conversation.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PRE-MBA SESSION 1: MBA PANEL
This panel of current MBA students from a diverse set of schools will discuss their experiences in business school, including their journey through the application and enrollment process, to their experiences as a MBA.
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
PRE-MBA SESSION 2: PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL
This session will be a tactical navigation of applications. Do you attend all the events? How do you network with admissions or current students? How do you create a well-crafted application? How do you tackle the GMAT? We can dispel rumors and share honest experiences on the process.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PRE-MBA SESSION 3: SPEED NETWORKING
Get to know other participating pre-MBAs who are applying to business school through this speed-dating style networking session. Share tips and tricks you've encountered along the way and make some new friends who are going through the same application process as you.
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
PRE-MBA SESSION 4: DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
Applying to MBA programs? Do you know how to market your personal brand? This session is aimed at helping pre-MBAs build their personal brand before applying to school, allowing them to express their interests and goals in a variety of elevator pitches.
2019 FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
2019 NON-FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
Express Interest in the ROMBA Fellowship
Want to learn more about the ROMBA Fellowship, let a participating school know of your interest or be setup with an LGBTQ MBA Applicant mentor? Fill out this form!