Embracing Diversity

The Future Is You


Embracing Diversity Conference

An annual forum of inclusivity for UCLA Anderson’s prospective students

Join us for an elevated conversation about intersecting identities. During this annual two-day forum, UCLA Anderson invests in its future student body and celebrates its continued vibrance, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Experience firsthand how UCLA Anderson empowers the next leaders in business. The future is you.

November 16 – 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson Campus





Applicants who submit a completed application by the early deadline of September 15th will be considered for a special travel award based on the strength of the first essay response. Selected recipients will have their airfare paid for by UCLA Anderson and will be notified upon acceptance into the conference on October 1, 2018.

Applicants who submit an application after September 15, 2018 will receive a decision via email within three weeks of submitting an application. The final date to submit an application is October 31, 2018.

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

Embracing Diversity will provide you the opportunity to meet with UCLA Anderson students and alumni, learn what makes our MBA programs top choices among students, and gain a clearer picture of what your MBA future can look like. Please fill out this short application to be considered and we will let you know the results soon.

From the Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, Alex Lawrence ('99)

We welcome you to join us for our upcoming Embracing Diversity event at UCLA Anderson, November 16-17, 2018. This event will provide you with the opportunity to experience UCLA Anderson up front and learn what makes our MBA programs a top choice for students from around the world.

You will gain an insider's perspective on UCLA Anderson as you attend student panels, meet some of our corporate partners, visit with alumni and current students, learn about career opportunities post-graduation, and experience what an MBA class at Anderson is really like. 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:

  • Discover the intellectual capital that drives our school and prepares our students for a lifetime of career progression across industries and functions
  • Get to know what the Anderson community is all about: diverse from all angles, where all opinions are respected and where everyone works in collaboration
  • Understand how the "learning laboratory" of Los Angeles prepares individuals for opportunities that extend from Los Angeles to Wall Street to Latin American to the Pacific Rim

If you have questions, please contact:

  • Mia Seleshi, Associate Director of Student Affairs, with any questions you have about the event.
  • Vickie Euyoque, Associate Director of MBA Admissions, with any questions you have about the MBA Program or application process.
  • Christy Marquez, Associate Director of FEMBA Admissions, with any questions you may have about the FEMBA Program or application process. 
Friday, November 16
Gather with prospective students, current students and alumni for engaging discussions and workshops designed to:
  • Highlight the experiences of students and alumni from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Develop social tools to confront everyday challenges of race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality and other identity markers
  • Introduce a safe environment that challenges stereotypes and biases, forms allies and builds community
Saturday, November 17
Live a day in the life of an Anderson MBA:
  • Participate in a sample class
  • Take a campus tour
  • Hear from the deans and diversity-rich faculty
  • Meet the student leaders who represent UCLA Anderson’s inclusive clubs, including:
    • Anderson Latino Management Association (ALMA)
    • Black Business Students Association (BBSA)
    • Out@Anderson

Who should apply?


Prospective full-time MBAs or FEMBAs who are preparing to apply within the next two years and who would like to learn more about UCLA Anderson by connecting with students in the clubs hosting the conference.


How many applicants will be selected to participate in the conference?


Approximately 200 applicants will be selected to participate in the conference.


Can I apply after the deadline?


Yes, you may apply after the deadline. Once we have reviewed all applications submitted by the deadline we will review late submissions.


When will participants be notified that they have been selected to attend the conference?


Applicants who submit an application by September 15th, 2018 will receive a decision via email on October 1, 2018. Applicants who submit an application after September 15th, 2018 will receive a decision via email within two weeks of submitting an application. The final date to submit an application is October 31, 2018.


Is there a cost associated with participating in the conference?


There is no cost for prospective MBA applicants to participate in the conference, provided they have been selected in the conference application process. We will offer a conference rate for current students, alumni and other attendees.


Is there a travel/lodging stipend available for conference participants?


No, we do not offer a travel/lodging stipend. 


If selected to participate, do I have to attend the full conference?


The conference is structured with the expectation that selected participants will attend all scheduled events on Friday, November 16th, and Saturday, November 17th. If you are selected to attend the conference, please plan to be available for both days of the conference.


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