ALL ABOUT REACHING OUT MBA

WHAT IS REACHING OUT MBA?

Reaching Out MBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering LGBT+ MBA students and graduates to become leaders in business education, the workplace, and society. Through its year-round events, the community aims to educate, motivate, and unite lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graduate business students and school organizations. The annual Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate Conference, which takes place every October and brings together over hundreds of  LGBT+ MBAs and other business graduate students, as well as over 90 corporate partners, is the centerpiece of this programming.

ROMBA was first granted non-profit status by the IRS in 2004, though the annual conference has been going on since 1999.

Reaching out MBA is the largest and most well-known group dedicated to assisting LGBT+ MBAs. Its purpose is to educate, inspire, and connect MBA students and alumni to strengthen the influence of the LGBT+ community in business.

The ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship collaborates between Reaching Out and major business school programs to create tomorrow’s out LGBT+ and active ally business leaders.

Each Fellow will receive a grant of at least $20,000, as well as access to exclusive leadership seminars, including an all-expenses-paid retreat.

Fellow MBA applicants must register for the FELLOWSHIP RETREAT, which is hosted by ROMBA and attended by 64 B-schools and provides various scholarships and grants to the LGBTQ+ community. This is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all scholarship winners to meet and form a strong LGBT+ network of peers from around the world.

HOW TO APPLY FOR REACHING OUT MBA?

In the funding section of the MBA application form, you must submit the extra Reaching Out MBA Fellowship essay. You will be required to respond to the following question in a 500-word essay:

What is your connection to the LGBTQ+ community and how do you plan to use your MBA to impact the community?

After each MBA admissions deadline, with the final deadline in Round 3, all eligible offer holders will be considered. However, we recommend the earlier, the better i.e. Round 1 or Round 2.

HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN A REACHING OUT MBA FELLOWSHIP?

Reaching Out receives a notification from the applicants that they wish to apply for the Fellowship and the institutions they wish to apply to.

The applicant receives an admissions offer and a fellowship directly from the school.

The applicant selects the school of his or her choice.

After receiving confirmation from the applicant, the school informs Reaching Out of its chosen Fellow.

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HOW CAN YOU SHOW YOURSELF AS A POSSIBLE LGBT+ MBA FELLOWSHIP CANDIDATE IN YOUR MBA APPLICATIONS?

Most MBA programs at top schools allow their applicants to identify their LGBT+ sexual orientation.

You will need to highlight LGBT+ leadership roles on your resume.

You will have to discuss your LGBT+ leadership experiences in your application essays.

WHAT ARE THE FELLOWS’ EXPECTATIONS?

Assist the LGBT+ community on campus as a campus ambassador.

Actively participate in LGBT+ activities on campus.

Assist admissions in identifying applicants for Fellowships.

Participate in Reaching Out activities and events, and help spread the word to your academic and social circles.

HOW CAN YOU GET YOUR PROFILE EVALUATED FOR REACHING OUT MBA?

If you are from the community and want to understand your chances for ROMBA and top MBA programs, we’ll be happy to hop on a 45 min call with you to hear your story and contribute as much as we can in your MBA journey. We would love to help you strategize your MBA application.

Understanding each and every aspect of the program, scholarship, and admission process can be pretty hectic for a person new to this field in any case; if you need more in-depth information about any particular aspect of the application process, interviews, and course structure, feel free to hop on a 1:1 call with our team of experts.

We at MBAandBeyond follow a stepwise procedure to ensure maximum efficiency, quality, and interaction to make sure we make every minute worth it! We at MBA and beyond are determined to guide you through your entire application process, ensuring the best offers from top Business schools. Happy learning 🙂

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