Update about COVID-19, 4/17/20:

Reaching Out has made the decision to hold all of the 2020 treks virtually. Additionally, trek applications are now open to current first-year MBA students. The format will be similar to our past in-person visits in that each corporate partner meeting will last about 90 minutes, and you'll have opportunities to hear about each company, meet important contacts, and learn about internship and full time employment opportunities.

Our treks are designed as a learning & networking opportunity for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in specific industries. The experience allows attendees to better understand what options they might consider within the industry, meet other LGBTQ individuals admitted to MBA programs around the country, and network with LGBTQ MBA alumni and professionals. 

This summer's schedule includes the following cities and industries: 

(NEW) Atlanta Marketing & Retail Trek (June 12)

New York City Finance Trek (June 18-19) 
Minneapolis Marketing & Retail Trek (June 22-23)

Chicago Consulting & General Management Trek (June 25-26) 

San Francisco Technology & Retail Trek (July 16-17)
Seattle Technology & Retail Trek (July 20-21) 

Space in treks is limited to 20 people and admitted LGBTQ students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to participate. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis within rounds and will continue until all spots are claimed. We generally fill most treks by Round 2, if not earlier, and move to a waitlist for any additional applications.

Round 1 Deadline: March 13, 2020

Round 2 Deadline: April 10, 2020

Round 3 Deadline: May 22, 2020

Students will be responsible for their own travel; however, students may request limited support from Reaching Out's LGBTQ Student Fund if unable to otherwise attend. Click here to apply for the James Robertson Student Access Fund.

Please direct any question or issues with the application to info@reachingoutmba.org

Atlanta Marketing & Retail  Trek (June 12, 2020)

 

This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for LGBTQ MBAs interested in the business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) marketing, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail to better understand what options they might consider within the industry, meet other LGBT individuals admitted to MBA programs around the country, and network with LGBT marketing & retail MBA alumni and professionals.

 

Tentative participating companies include: Coca Cola, Cox Enterprises, Delta Airlines, The Home Depot, PwC Strategy&, and UPS 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

June 12
8:00a-5:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

NYC Finance Trek (June 18-19, 2020)

 

This trek is designed as a learning & networking experience specifically for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in the finance industry to better understand what options they might consider within the industry, whether it be investment banking, private equity, wealth management or even financial operations.

Participating companies have in the past included: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, KKR, Morgan Stanley, and PIMCO.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

June 18
8:00a-8:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

June 19
8:00a-6:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

 

Minneapolis Marketing & Retail Trek (June 22-23, 2020)

This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for LGBTQ MBAs interested in the business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) marketing, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail to better understand what options they might consider within the industry, meet other LGBT individuals admitted to MBA programs around the country, and network with LGBT marketing & retail MBA alumni and professionals.  In 2014 trek attendees even got to meet with the CMO of General Mills for over an hour!

 

Participating companies have in the past included 3M, General Mills, McKinsey & Company, PwC, and UnitedHealth Group. 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

June 21
6:00pm            Optional reception with alumni and company representatives

June 22
8:00a-6:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

June 23
8:00a-4:30pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

 

Chicago Consulting Trek (June 25-26, 2020)

This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for LGBTQ MBAs interested in exploring careers in Chicago or interested in management consulting and general management areas.

 

Participating companies have in the past included: Bain, BCG, McKinsey & Company, PwC Strategy&, and United Airlines.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

June 25
8:00a-6:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

June 26
8:00a-5:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

 

San Francisco Tech Trek (July 16-17, 2020)

This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in the technology industry to better understand what options they might consider within the tech industry and tech-related industry.

Participating companies have in the past included: Facebook, Google, Apple, Genentech, Salesforce, and The Boston Consulting Group.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

July 16
8:00a-6:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

July 17
8:00a-5:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

Seattle Tech & Retail Trek (July 20-21, 2020)

 

This trek is designed as a learning & networking opportunity for admitted LGBTQ MBAs interested in the intersection of technology & retail to better understand what options they might consider within the industry.

 

Participating companies have in the past included: Amazon, Expedia, Microsoft, Starbucks, and T-Mobile.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

July 20
8:00a-6:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

July 21
8:00a-5:00pm   Tours, Meetings & Workshops at Companies

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