Posted on May 20, 2013 by GMAC
Interested in recruiting Native American students? In this edition of Many Voices, One Vision, Bridget Wilson provides context for the challenges in identifying and enrolling Native American students. She also provides tips and web resources to aid you in building your pipeline.
A growing number of colleges and universities are beginning to understand the unique status of Native American students. These students are indigenous to this country, come from traditional cultural backgrounds, and are recognized by their tribal governments and the US federal government as American citizens of domestic nations.
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Posted on April 17, 2013 by GMAC
In spite of the increase in the number of diverse candidates expressing interest in graduate management education, schools still struggle to recruit and admit those candidates in traditional full-time programs. In this edition of Many Voices, One Vision, Consuela Knox provides insight on some of the insecurities of diverse candidates and ways school professionals can address them.
During my graduate business school admissions experience, I noticed something that is very important to diverse candidates considering b-school. Aside from leading concerns regarding financing the degree, school reputation, the career outlook, and a diverse student body, diverse candidates are often influenced by an unspoken need for security. By security, I mean a feeling of comfort, such as:
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Posted on March 21, 2013 by GMAC
A report from the Census Bureau reveals that in 20-30 years the workforce will look dramatically different from today. In this edition of Many Voices: One Vision, Kellie Sauls, Director of Diversity at Darden, shares thoughts on how schools can equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead an increasingly diverse workforce.
What will it take to produce the best MBA managers and leaders for the future? Business schools provide great technical preparation for managing a business in regard to the course work needed to obtain an MBA. Business schools even provide practical experience and soft skills preparation to study teams. However, I believe there is something missing. It’s HUGE!! Let me rephrase the question: What will it take to produce the best leaders for the future of business in an ever increasingly diverse workforce? Business schools appear to be missing an opportunity to educate students for this type of dynamic professional experience. I’m not talking about the organic learning experiences and opportunities that may or may not happen when students are working on their MBAs. I’m talking about purposeful curriculum enhancement and practical experiences around this particular dynamic. Can you imagine a school not talking about diversity workplace management as a core competency for their students’ graduation?
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Posted on February 15, 2013 by GMAC
In this month’s edition of Many Voices: One Vision, Kecia Hansard, associate director of MBA/MS admissions at the Robert H. Smith School of Business provides tips on leveraging Black Greek organizations in the pipeline development process.
Yes! Fraternize with Fraternities and Sororities
Ok – full disclosure – I am a member of one of the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities which make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). As I celebrate my 25th (!) anniversary of being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and look ahead to our 100th year of being a public service organization (2013) – I am reminded that as practioners in MBA Admissions – we can all look to these organizations to generate support, develop pipeline relationships and recruit for our existing programs.
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Posted on January 16, 2013 by GMAC
Sometimes we can find new solutions to old problems by viewing them in simpler terms. In this month’s Diversity Blog, Michael Robinson, associate director of Columbia Business School, urges you to think in fresh ways about the challenges you face in your work.
A Call for More Innovation and Creativity in the Diversity Space: Can We Learn a Lesson from Thomas Jefferson?
One does not have to spend a great deal of time working on issues of inclusion and access to opportunity to know the challenges we diversity officers face. Simply put, we all struggle to find enough talented underrepresented minorities who are prepared to thrive in our programs. The demand for this small pool of available candidates means that our recruitment process is time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive.
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Posted on December 13, 2012 by GMAC
According to the US Census Bureau, by 2050 one of every four Americans will be of Hispanic descent. Currently at 44 million and growing, this group is expected to more than double, reaching 100 million in that same time period. But are these increases in the population also being seen in the MBA pipeline?
In this month’s Diversity Blog, Rodrigo Malta, director of MBA admissions at the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business, provides tips on recruiting Hispanic students.
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Posted on November 6, 2012 by GMAC
In the Diversity Net Resource Guide, Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) members point out the diversity function at business schools is often designed as an office of one—but can come with a set of responsibilities that no one person could ever hope to accomplish alone. A recommended solution? Get creative about finding sets of hands that can help you get the job done.
In this month’s edition of Many Voices: One Vision, Nsombi Ricketts, director of diversity and inclusion at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, provides tips on creating a diversity council at your institution.
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