Embracing Diversity
 

Reimagining Possibilities

 

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 generation of leaders.

November 22-23, 2019

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 2019. 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:

  • 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. 

Welcome from Ezra Glenn ('20), VP of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Anderson Student Association

On behalf of the Embracing Diversity Conference (EDC) Team, we invite you to join us to learn more about UCLA Anderson and our inclusive culture. EDC showcases the year-round engagement of our diverse community in courageous, humble, and open interaction reflecting our core values. With the theme of "Reimagining Possibilities," this year's conference will celebrate the power that every person -- from every background -- has to shape the future ahead of us. In coming together to learn, reflect, and celebrate, we will not only be reimagining the possibilities of identity, community and society, but actively realizing those possibilities as a collective, and brining that power and energy back home with us, to the rest of the Anderson community and beyond. We look forward to engaging with you!

Friday, November 22
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 23
Gain insight into the admissions process and continue engaging with the Anderson community:
  • Hear from the Assistant Dean
  • Participate in an Application Insider Workshop
  • Network with current students and alumni
  • Meet the student leaders who represent UCLA Anderson's inclusive clubs, including:
    • Anderson Latino Management Association (ALMA)
    • Black Business Students Association (BBSA)
    • Out@Anderson

Application

The online application includes a short questionnaire, submission of your resume, and response to an essay prompt.

Review Timeline

Applicants who submit a completed application by the early deadline of September 15, 2019 will be considered for a special travel award based on the strength of their essay response. Applicants who submit an application by the early deadline will receive a decision email on September 27, 2019. If you are selected for a travel award, you will be notified in your decision email.

Applicants who submit an application after September 15, 2019 will receive a decision email within three weeks of submitting an application. The final date to submit an application is November 1, 2019.

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

Who should apply?

 

Prospective applicants interested in either the full-time MBA or FEMBA program who are preparing to apply within the next two years and are interested in connecting with students in the clubs hosting the conference.

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

 

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

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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.

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

 

Applicants who submit an application by September 15, 2019 will receive a decision via email on September 27, 2019. Applicants who submit an application after September 15, 2019 will receive a decision via email within three weeks of submitting an application. The final date to submit an application is November 1, 2019.

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Is there a cost associated with participating in the conference?

 

There is no conference fee for prospective MBA applicants to participate in the conference. However, conference participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

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

 

Applicants who submit a completed application by the early deadline of September 15, 2019 will be considered for a special travel award based on the strength of their essay response. Applicants who submit an application by the early deadline will receive a decision email on September 27, 2019. If you are selected for a travel award, you will be notified in your decision email.

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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 22nd, and Saturday, November 23rd. If you are selected to attend the conference, please plan to be available for both days of the conference.

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