Attend Our Diversity Conference Week Virtual Sessions October 27 & 30

With 32% of the MBA Class of 2022 identifying as African American, Black, Hispanic American, or Native American, Simon is leading the way in efforts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). If you’re considering a full-time MBA degree, please join us for Diversity Conference Week—a series of webinars and virtual events scheduled during Simon’s school-wide, weeklong celebration of our diverse community that will educate both our Simon family and prospective students and elevate discussion around DEI issues. We would love to “see” you at as many of the sessions as your schedule allows, so please register for those that work best for you!

Courageous Conversations: When We Rise: Elevating LGBT+ Narratives
Tuesday, October 27
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
(Video optional)
This session is hosted by Simon’s Graduate Business Council, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center of Excellence, and Simon Spectrum club and will focus on enabling participants to build their skills and understanding around issues of diversity and inclusion as they relate to the LGBT+ community—a skill desired by many companies. This event will include MBA Simon Spectrum members who will speak to aspects of the LGBT+ community/experience they wish had greater awareness. Following the panel, you will be grouped with other prospective students in breakout rooms where student moderators will facilitate dialogue in a safe space around the LGBT+ narratives discussed in the event.

Finding the Human Denominator – Moving from a Judging Mindset to an Open Mindset
Friday, October 30
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
We all find ourselves in situations where a voice in our head tells us to make a snap judgment. While that instinct aims to protect us, it can also lead us to draw the wrong conclusion and close us off to diversity of thought and of the people around us. Join Andrea Holland, executive communications coach, for strategies to think about difference in a positive way and value diversity in your day-to-day interactions with coworkers, friends, and acquaintances.

Diversity Alumni Leadership Panel Webinar – Managing your Career for Advancement and Success: Insights from Consortium Rochester/Simon Alumni
Friday, October 30
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
(Attendees will be in listener-only mode)
Join a panel of MBA alumni as they discuss their career paths since leaving Simon and offer advice for prospective students as they embark on their business school journey. Our panelists have current or prior work experience at Intel Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, MorganFranklin Consulting, SiriusXM + Pandora, VMware, and more—don’t miss this opportunity to learn from their post-MBA experience! Submit a question when you register for a chance to have our panelists answer it during the webinar.

MBA Student Leadership Webinar: Have an Impact and Make a Difference
Friday, October 30
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
(Attendees will be in listener-only mode)
Meet Simon’s director of student life, Nate Kadar, and several current MBA students who will share their involvement in the Simon community through clubs and other co-curricular activities. With 30+ club offerings, there is no shortage of opportunities to make an impact during your MBA experience. Our students will describe their experience and the legacy they hope to leave on the Simon community and the City of Rochester through their leadership roles.

Happy Hour with Consortium Current MBA Students and Alumni – Ask Anything!
Friday, October 30
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a virtual happy hour with current and former Consortium MBAs to learn about the benefits of Consortium membership, the Simon MBA experience, and our support for students of color pursuing a graduate business degree. Upload your résumé in the registration form to qualify for this special event—attendees will be eligible for Simon gear giveaways. We are prioritizing participation for candidates who are applying to the full-time MBA program through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

We hope you will join us at these upcoming events to experience our close-knit community and culture of inclusiveness firsthand. If you have any questions, please contact

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