To fulfill our commitment to recruiting a diverse student body, Chicago Booth hosts informational events and partners with outside organizations to provide opportunities for women, LGBT, and minorities to learn more about the program.
Chicago Booth Admissions staff regularly attend the annual meetings of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), and host events for minorities on and off campus. Prospective students are invited and encouraged to attend the following events to meet and connect with Chicago Booth Admissions staff, Diversity Affairs (ODA) staff, current students, and alumni. Below are events that Chicago Booth staff and students attend.
Events for Minorities
Chicago Booth hosts or participates in many admissions-related events designed to identify and encourage talented women who are interested in attending business school. We look forward to meeting prospective women, on and off campus, at events around the world
- Booth Women Connect Conference - Please join us on October 4, 2013, for the one-day Booth Women Connect Conference, designed to connect women within the business community, while focusing on proven strategies for success. The conference will feature accomplished Booth alumnae and other distinguished speakers, as they share their experiences and insights into navigating a wide array of career challenges. Registration will be available in August 2013.
- Forté Foundation - Chicago Booth is a proud founding sponsor of the Forté Foundation, which focuses on helping women pursue leadership careers in business and on increasing their access to business education and business networks. Chicago Booth admissions staff and alumnae will be present at the Fall 2013 Forté Forum events.
- Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Conference - Knowing the path to an MBA starts early for motivated women. Chicago Booth is proud to have been a sponsor of the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Annual Conference. In addition to presenting at the "Business School 101" panel, admissions staff also had the opportunity to meet with women during the conference’s Graduate School Fair.
- Chicago Women in Business Alumnae Network (CWIBAN) Women's Week - Chicago Booth cohosts Women's Week events with the Chicago Women in Business Alumnae Network (CWIBAN), each year. These informal receptions are designed to allow you to get to know Chicago Booth from a woman's perspective through meaningful conversations and connections with our successful alumnae. Women's Week 2013 was held in May 2013 in over 30 cities around the world, including Chicago, London, New York, and Singapore, among others. We look forward to seeing you at Women's Week 2014!
Events for Women
||August 19, 2013
||Forté Forum Chicago
||August 20, 2013
||Forté Forum Boston
||August 21, 2013
||Forté Forum Washington, DC
||August 22, 2013
||Forté Forum Atlanta
||August 26, 2013
||Forté Forum Houston
||August 28, 2013
||Forté Forum San Francisco
||August 29, 2013
||Forté Forum Los Angeles
||September 3-4, 2013
||Forté Forum New York
|| September 5, 2013
||Forté Forum Toronto
||October 4, 2013
||Booth Women Connect Conference
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Prospective Students
Chicago Booth provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all students, including members of the LGBT community. We host and participate in various admission-related events designed to identify and encourage talented LGBT prospective students to apply for admission to Chicago Booth. Chicago Booth's Admissions works closely with Diversity Affairs (ODA) and OUTreach. OUTreach is an active Chicago Booth student group working to advance social and professional opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the Chicago Booth community, as well as to foster a more diverse environment at the University of Chicago.
Events for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Prospective Students
Lunch with Student Groups
During the school year, representatives from the African American MBA Association, Chicago Women in Business, the Hispanic American Business Students Association, and OUTreach (LGBTQ Students and Allies) will host prospective students for informal conversations over lunch. These lunches will last from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. As they are intended to complement the campus visit schedule, registrants will have the opportunity to participate in the other campus visit activities including an information session, building tour, and class visit. Lunch will be provided. Note: Registration is strongly recommended. Please check back in October for the Fall Quarter dates.