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.
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 10, 2014, 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 2014.
- 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 2014 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 Booth Women's Network Women's Week — Chicago Booth will be celebrating our 10th Annual Women’s Week May 1-14! Alumnae from across all programs (Full-Time, Evening/Weekend, Executive Programs) will host fun, informal events around the world to celebrate women in business. Please join us as we share our stories about the Chicago Booth experience (#WhyBooth) and offer an opportunity for you to connect with successful alumnae. All women who would like to expand their network, are considering business school, or simply want to learn more about the MBA in general, are encouraged to join. Women's Week is supported by the Chicago Booth Women's Network. Please RSVP for your city below.
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 are a proud supporter of Reaching Out MBA, and 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.