The Graduate Management Admission Council hosted a webinar today via Google Hangout. The event featured several underrepresented minorities who are embarking on their process or have gone to business school for their MBA—including Marco Ramirez, a 2015 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin‘s b-school.
He now works for Starbucks after going through The Consortium and UT’s program.
GMAC described the session this way: “During this session, African American, Hispanic and Latino current MBA students and alumni will share their business school journey and the resources they used to gain entrance into graduate business programs. Topics will include preparing the application, securing an internship or full-time job, networking throughout the MBA experience, and mentoring opportunities along the way.”
One of the point Marco made involved the community that he built while going through business school and The Consortium: “That network that you build, especially if you’re MLT, Consortium, whatever. If you’re Forté—it’s not just specific to your organization or to your MBA program. You’re going to find yourself meeting people who are also fellow MBA grads outside of the program and across the nation because of the fact that there’s that common ground and there’s that next level that really connects everybody.”
Watch the entire one-hour video here, which covered topics involving preparation for business school, community support for the decision, commonalities among underrepresented minorities who have gone through the process and much more.
Pictured above: Marco Ramirez appearing in the GMAT webinar on April 13, 2017.