We believe that leaders come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them perspectives that have been shaped by their own unique personal and professional experiences. Students who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender bring with them a valuable point of view to contribute to the community.
Our small size strategically positions us to address individual student needs. We believe the diversity of our student body is crucial to making our program as strong and collaborative as it is today. We draw our strength from the differences of our students, and we work to build common ground. People come from every imaginable background, blending cultures, ambitions and life experience, all while working toward a common goal.
Reaching Out MBA conference
Reaching Out is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students. Each year 1,000 students, business leaders, and recruiters gather in mid-October at a given host location. The Tepper School sends several students to the conference each year to participate. Students also typically attend the Leadership summit the spring in Chicago, which is a weekend of leadership development, networking and skill-sharing with fellow LGBT leaders from the leading MBA programs across the nation.
Out&Allied aims to provide a supportive environment to enhance the social, academic and career experiences of current and prospective LGBT students, allies, and partners at the Tepper School, establish relationships and foster dialogue with employers and alumni who value a diverse workplace, equip future business leaders to be advocates in the workplace, and link the social and professional network of Out&Allied to similar groups from other business schools and the greater community.
Each year, the Tepper School invites MBA candidates to visit and experience our unique environment first-hand at Diversity Weekend. Diversity Weekend at the Tepper School of Business is designed to help increase the representation of diverse students at the Tepper School and ultimately in global leadership roles. The weekend is hosted by:
- Tepper Women in Business
- Black Business Association
- Latin American Business Association
- Out&Allied club
- Masters Admissions office
During this weekend event, Tepper School representatives will highlight the value of the MBA, strengths of our program and showcase the differences and advantages of our community, program and global alumni network. We'll also share tips on the MBA application process and financing your MBA.
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