Embracing Diversity

UCLA Anderson Embracing Diversity

November 22-23, 2015

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM – 2:15 PM (Optional)

UCLA Anderson
MBA Admissions and Financial Aid
Gold Hall, B201

Event Overview


Embracing Diversity is our annual diversity event focused on providing you with the opportunity to meet with UCLA Anderson students and alumni, learn what makes our Full-time and Fully Employed MBA programs top choices for students, and walk away with a clearer picture of what your MBA future can look like. Embracing Diversity is co-hosted by the Full-time and Fully Employed MBA Admissions Offices, the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Community Relations, and student clubs, including: African American Students in Management (AASM), Anderson Veterans Association (AVA), Latino Management Student Association (LMSA), Out@Anderson (O@A), and the Women’s Business Connection (WBC).

The event will take place over two days -- Sunday, November 22nd, will be a full day of programming, while Monday, November 23rd, will be an optional half-day of activities. Visit the “Schedule” tab above for more details.

Who Should Attend

If you are a prospective Full-time or Fully Employed MBA applicant who is preparing to apply within the next two years and would like to learn more about UCLA Anderson and students in the clubs mentioned above, then you should apply to be considered for Embracing Diversity. Space is limited so please submit the short application as soon as possible. Visit the “Application” tab above for more details.



Welcome from the Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, Alex Lawrence

We welcome you to join us for our upcoming Embracing Diversity event at UCLA Anderson on November 22nd and 23rd, 2015. This event will provide you with the unique opportunity to experience UCLA Anderson up front and learn what makes our MBA Programs a top choice for students from around the world.

During the course of the event you will gain an insider's perspective on UCLA Anderson as you attend student panels, visit with alumni and current students, learn about career opportunities post-graduation, and sit in on a class. You'll discover a learning environment informed by academic, professional, geographic, and cultural student diversity - a balanced community built upon respect.

At the end of the event, you will have discovered:

  • that the intellectual capital that drives our school prepares our students for a lifetime of career progression-across all industries and functions,
  • how our community creates a springboard for career exploration and growth in the diverse "learning laboratory" of Los Angeles, and
  • that from Los Angeles to Wall Street to the Latin American and Pacific Rims, we are redefining management to integrate traditional interests in economic growth with sustainability, philanthropy, and the social good.

Please contact my colleague Vickie Euyoque , Associate Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, with any questions you have about the event.

Apply now as space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please join us at one of our other events in 41 cities and 20 countries around the world.

Student Welcome

As a recognized leader in the global business environment, UCLA Anderson School of Management is an ideal place for students who want to develop a strong foundation while retaining the freedom to customize an MBA experience that reflects their own personal career objectives. Our flexible and interdisciplinary program will provide you with the practical experience necessary to gain a competitive edge in today's workplace.

The best part of UCLA Anderson, however, is the students. Their combination of personality and intellect provides for a truly great sense of community and a learning experience that is second to none. The degree of student involvement in campus activities is unparalleled and we are always willing to help each other academically, professionally, and personally.

Our student groups, together with the Full-Time and Fully Employed MBA Admissions Offices and the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Community Relations, are hosting Embracing Diversity to offer you a glimpse of the UCLA Anderson experience. The event will provide you with the chance to interact with students, faculty, staff, and alumni representing a broad spectrum of career paths and interests. In addition, you will learn firsthand what it means to be a part of the UCLA Anderson community.

We look forward to the chance to meet you in November! Please feel free to contact us directly.


Stephanie Evans and Edward Jean-Louis
Co-Presidents, African American Students in Management

Bryan Whitmer
President, Anderson Veterans Association

Elias Rangel and Jaime Sanchez
Co-Presidents, Latino Management Student Association

Derek Bailey and Emilie Rosanvallon
Co-Presidents, Out@Anderson

Britney Sussman
President, Women’s Business Connection


Please note that the schedule below is subject to change.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-in Executive Dining Room
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast with the Deans Executive Dining Room
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. UCLA Anderson Advantage Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm Parker Career Management Center Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Alumni Networking Lunch Executive Dining Room
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The MBA Experience (Alumni Panel) Executive Dining Room
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Faculty Spotlight (Mock Class) UCLA Anderson Classroom
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Faculty Spotlight (Mock Class) UCLA Anderson Classroom
5:10 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Breakout sessions* UCLA Anderson Classroom
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dinner Executive Dining Room

*Breakout sessions will include financial aid sessions as well as sessions hosted by students from the sponsoring clubs: AASM, AVA, LMSA, Out@Anderson, and WBC. More details to follow.

Monday, November 23, 2015 (Optional Activities)

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Free Time to Visit Academic Centers MBA Admissions Office (B201)
9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Class Visits or Coffee Chats MBA Admissions Office (B201)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Executive Dining Room

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Application Form

Approximately 100 prospective students will be selected to participate in Embracing Diversity.

The online application includes a short questionnaire, response to an essay prompt (300 words or less), and submission of your resume. Should you have any questions please contact Associate Director of Admissions Vickie Euyoque.

Review Timeline

Applicants who submit an application by the early deadline of October 15th, 2015 will receive a decision via email on October 23rd, 2015.

Applicants who submit an application by the final deadline of November 1st, 2015 will receive a decision via email on November 6th, 2015.

Applications will be reviewed in order of receipt, so early submissions are encouraged.