Career Diversity

Real talk about diversity and careers: The things you want to talk about at work but can't...and probably shouldn't.


GMAT Test Prep

Our exceptional GMAT test preparation instructors and timely, challenging materials will help you earn your best score on the GMAT. Our GMAT students improve an average of 92 points.*



Bell Curves offers you more ways to prepare for the GMAT so you can achieve your best score. From our wider range of course structures to our detailed self-study resources – Bell Curves preparation options are designed with the working professional in mind. Whether you need only a couple hours of one-on-one tutoring on the toughest topics or a high school math refresher followed by a detailed GMAT course, we have a product to perfectly suit your needs.



GMAT Test Preparation Tips
You Can Easily Increase Your GMAT CAT Score by 50 to 100 Points

Despite the official statements of ETS (Educational Testing Service), you can improve your GMAT score dramatically simply by taking the time to become "streetwise" about the GMAT CAT. Quite simply, this is the easiest step in your test preparation, and should not be ignored under any circumstances.

Keep in mind that the GMAT is a game. Just as in chess, baseball, tennis, or any other sport, those who know how the game is played have a huge advantage over those who are ignorant of the game's idiosyncratic rules.

As a test taker, you should understand:

* The computer-adaptive structure of the GMAT
* The types of exam questions asked and their common fallacies
* How to manage your time wisely

The computer-adaptive structure of the GMAT

The computer-adaptive test (CAT) version of the GMAT is designed to get a more accurate assessment of your skills while asking you fewer questions than its paper-based predecessor did. Here is how it works: the first question you see in any given section will be of average difficulty. If you get the answer right, your next question will be slightly more difficult. If you get the answer wrong, your next question will be slightly easier. The software will also ask you different types of questions in a rather unpredictable order, as determined by its algorithm, rather than clustering question types as the written GMAT did.

You can not skip a question or go back to an earlier question. Unlike the paper version, once you click the 'answer confirm' box, your answer can not be changed.

The types of exam questions asked and their common fallacies

Examples and explanations of these can be found in the pages describing the individual component sections of the GMAT posted on this website. We strongly encourage our clients to spend time learning these question types before brushing up on their verbal and math skills.

How to manage your time wisely

Practice

The main way to develop GMAT time management skills is to practice taking the test. You will repeatedly see us return to the theme of practice throughout this website. It is very hard to overstate its importance. Therefore you are strongly encouraged to take at least a few mock GMAT exams, in the computer-adaptive format and to try to simulate the actual testing environment. (That means refraining from taking food breaks, engaging in telephone conversations, etc. until you have completed a section.)

Spend adequate time on the first 5 questions

Earlier, we discussed how the GMAT CAT's underlying algorithm determines the difficulty of questions you are asked, based on your performance in answering previous questions. Difficult questions are weighted more heavily in scoring than easier questions. The first couple questions in any GMAT CAT section are used to determine the range of questions that the program 'thinks' you are able to handle. After you have answered these first few questions, the testing software will give you questions to fine tune your score within that rather narrowly predetermined range. Thus, your answers to the first 5 questions will make a HUGE difference in your final section score.

It is imperative that you answer these pivotal questions with extra care. Always double check your answers to these questions. Verify that the answer choices that you judged to be incorrect are indeed incorrect. If you are unsure of the answer to one of these first questions, at the very least, take a very good educated guess using process of elimination.

Prepare yourself to finish the test – at all costs!

There is a huge scoring penalty for failing to finish any section of the GMAT. For example, say you're in line to get a score that will put you in the 70 percentile of test takers, based on your test performance so far – but then run out of time and fail to answer the last five questions in the section. That failure will lower your score to about the 55 percentile. The lesson to take away from this is to prepare yourself to finish the test at all costs. Answering a question incorrectly will hurt you, but not as much as leaving the question unanswered will. Train yourself to work your best within the time limits of the exam. But train yourself, too, to be able to recognize when only a minute or so remains on the clock, and at that point to just answer "C" (or whatever your lucky letter is) for any remaining questions. As the GMAT's Chief Psychometrician put it to us, random guessing is like shooting yourself in the foot – but leaving answers blank is like shooting yourself in both feet.

Don't waste time

This advice probably sounds self evident. However, we mention it because we've had clients tell us how they inadvertently wasted test time by revisiting the help screen or requesting extra scrap paper after they began their test. These activities, if undertaken once the section has begun, will take time away from working on the questions.
Read the Questions Carefully

As silly as this advice may seem, it's worth remembering. An undisciplined test taker will feel the stress of the clock during the timed sections and will try to cut corners to save time, wherever and whenever possible. As a result, he or she often misinterprets questions. GMAT test writers are well aware of this dynamic, and happy to capitalize on it. We guarantee that you will encounter questions on the GMAT that include incorrect answer choices that were deliberately designed to exploit likely misinterpretations of what the question is really asking.

Avoid Random Guessing

The GMAT CAT does not allow you to skip questions and come back to them later, as you can on a written test. You must answer each question on the GMAT CAT before it will allow you to move on to the next question. Consequently, even if you don't know the answer to a particular question, you have to answer it. It is always in your best interest to take an educated guess rather than resorting to random guessing – even if you are running out of time on the section. Usually you will be able to identify at least one answer choice that is clearly wrong. Eliminating even one incorrect choice will improve your odds of answering the question correctly.
Eliminate the Deliberately Deceptive Wrong Choices

With practice, you will begin to learn how to recognize answer choices that are deliberately deceptive – and wrong. There are a few common patterns here that will become apparent as you proceed with your test preparation.

One recognizable pattern is commonly found in the Problem Solving section. It involves an erroneous answer choice giving a value that would result from following a common computational error. You can avoid these deceptive choices by using scrap paper, checking your answers and using estimation to at least judge the general range of the correct choice.

Practice, Practice, Practice

As we stated at the top of this page, there are a number of tips and techniques to taking the GMAT that will significantly raise your overall score. This is a test that you can prepare for, despite anything the test-makers state. We strongly encourage you to use actual questions from previous exams as you practice, as we have noticed a material difference in the nature and quality of test questions prepared by ETS versus those written by GMAT prep companies. We also strongly encourage you to practice taking the exam in its computer-adaptive format.

Finally, we encourage you to spend most of your preparation time studying and practicing questions in your weakest subject area. While we believe every test taker benefits by reviewing each GMAT exam section, focusing on your weakest areas will make the most efficient use of your test-prep time.

Don't Wait Too Long to Take the GMAT

Don't count on taking the GMAT at the last minute. Should you need to retake the exam, you will need time both to register for the test again and to have the new scores submitted to schools in time for the application deadlines. Scheduling the GMAT well into the admissions season is also bound to cause most test takers undue stress. With proper planning and insight, you can spare yourself these negative energies and instead focus on maximizing your GMAT score.












The Annual Conference is where NSHMBA's mission really comes to life. It features a career expo that serves as a pavilion of job opportunities for thousands of the most excellent Hispanic MBA professionals and students looking for a promising career.

Companies that embrace diversity attend to find the most talented Hispanics, and come to this event seeking the finest candidates or a wide range of positions. The NSHMBA Annual Conference and Career Expo is an unparallel tribute to higher education in the Hispanic community with record-breaking attendance every year.

Come to NSHMBA's 2008 Conference to CONNECT TO OPPORTUNITIES. Whether you are a student, professional, executive, or corporate representative, you will leave with a different vision, new relationships, and many promises or your own future. It all happens when you "Make Your Connection" at NSHMBA's 2008 Conference.

Are you a young minority financier looking for a way to transform your career? The City Fellowships can help you. They offer a unique opportunity to get in-depth knowledge of global markets with Goldman Sachs, the world's top investment bank, in the City of London, the world's most international financial services center. As the Economist commented recently, "The City of London is globalisation in action..handling more of the world's deals in over the counter derivatives, global foreign equities, eurobonds and foreign exchange than any other financial centre." The programme was inspired by the Rt. Hon. Lord Walker of Worcester, Vice Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and former Secretary of State for Wales. The programme was co-founded by Mr. Oliver Franklin and Dr. Ray Raymond in 1993.

The total value of the Fellowships awarded to date is approximately $16 million.

Goals

The aims of the City Fellowship programme are:

  • to enable young American minority financiers to get experience and knowledge of global capital markets with Goldman Sachs;
  • to offer outstanding young minority financiers the opportunity to join Goldman Sachs;
  • to strengthen Anglo-American financial relations.

Quite often I get calls about preparing for the GMAT and one of the first questions asked is “How do I start to prepare?”, invariably my answer is the same “Take a test." Before you decide to sign up for any course or tutor undertake any type of study it only makes sense that you find how much study you will need. Far too many people make assumptions about their scores. Whether you assume your score will be good or bad is irrelevant, it makes no sense to guess if you have the resources to find out the truth!

Everyone considering applying to business school (and thus by nature considering preparing for the GMAT) must immediately and without delay go to www.mba.com, download GMATPrep, and take a practice test under as realistic conditions as possible. This is the only practice tests created by the writers of the GMAT, and it will give you a highly reliable assessment of your current level of readiness to take the test.

Once you’ve taken the test you must spend some time analyzing your performance and understanding what you need to do to achieve the score you want. Below is some information that will help you understand your practice test score.

Your practice test score will give you an approximate range for your current GMAT score. Think “if I took the GMAT today, I would have received a score within 30 points of this score.” Based on this score you should have a strong sense of how much time and work you will need to make a significant improvement in your score (significant meaning a score increase that will get you from one range to the next, i.e. from 200 – 400 range to 400 – 480 range)

Consider the following when you look at the score results from your practice test:

Practice Score Range

Prep Plan

If your score is between 200 and 400

· Prior to attending a general prep course you should:

- devote a few weeks to self-study in order to review the basic rules

- consider hiring a tutor or taking a basic math or grammar class to focus on the fundamental rules (subject verb agreement, fraction rules, geometry formulas, etc) before taking a GMAT course which will focus on how to apply those rules

· Start your prep today and give yourself a head start!

If your score is in the 400 – 550 range

· Review the basic rules and formulas that will be tested on the GMAT using either GMAT specific flashcards or books.

· Take a GMAT prep course that will finish early enough so you can do some self study following the course and take the test two times before any deadline you are trying to meet.

· Consider tutoring after or during your course.

If your score is in the 560 – 640 range

· Take a GMAT prep course that will finish early enough so you can do some self study following the course and take the test two times before any deadline you are trying to meet.

· Consider tutoring after or during your course.

If your score is between 650 and 800

· Review your mistakes and learn from them.

· Take another practice test within 2 weeks to determine whether your score is consistently in that range

- if your score is consistently within the range you want take the GMAT within the month

- if your score is inconsistent, review the inconsistency and consider working with a tutor to resolve those inconsistencies

If your score in one section is 15+ points higher than your score in the other

· Consider doing some preliminary work in your weaker area before taking a class

· Consider hiring a tutor to develop your weak area before, during or after taking a class

Akil Bello
The GMAT Expert
>> More from Akil
>> About Akil
>> Visit Bell Curves

Have you always wanted to get an MBA? Are you were the person who doesn’t remember a time when an MBA wasn’t a part of your career path? Maybe you got on the bandwagon when you got to your job and saw the big things that the MBA graduates seemed to be doing? Or maybe you don’t even know at this point if an MBA is for you.

Regardless of the duration and depth of your interest in a Master of Business Administration, your “now what” first step is the same. Drum roll please…you have to answer “why”. Why? It’s that simple or it’s that complicated depending how much clarity you have about your reasons for desiring a MBA.

When I ask “why”, I am not necessarily interested in the original reason you wanted an MBA, but rather I want to know, at this moment in time, why you think an MBA makes sense for your career. You might have been planning for an MBA in the tenth grade, like I was – I had picked the school and the graduation date (which by the way, I nailed), but clearly also like me you had no real idea of the value of an MBA. Regardless of your original reasons, you now need to get very clear about why you want an MBA and you need to be able to articulate that for yourself, and eventually for others.

I know some of you are thinking “I don’t know what I want to do with my career, that’s why I want an MBA”. To start, consider the following questions;

  • What do you want out of your career and your life?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 and/or 20 years?
  • What impact do you want to have on your family? Community? On this world?
  • What are you good at?
  • What do you value? What drives you?

None of the questions above mention the MBA or even directly relate to the MBA. But before you determine that you should quit your job and pack up and move across country for a two-year MBA program, you have to explore who you are, what drive you and what you want out of life. When you make progress on this, you will be better equipped to truly assess why an MBA is right for you.

At this point you may not have answers to all of these questions. No worries. It will come in time as long as you diligently seek it (that sounds very Zen!) So I encourage you to:

  1. Read – read articles and books about personal and professional growth, successful people and business and related industries
  2. Talk – talk to your people, who work in the areas in which you are interested, who you respect and aspire to be like, or who have pursued an MBA – this may help to shape your vision of the life that you do or do not want to have.
  3. Listen – listen to family, friends, peers, managers and mentors – get feedback from other people about your strengths and areas of development. [Disclosure: I am not suggesting that you listen to all of them, but rather that you gather data that you can use to form your own opinions.]
  4. Work – work really hard – at work, in your community activities and in your personal life. This will give you additional data points to determine what you like, what you don’t like, what you are good at, what you will never be great at. [Willingness to work hard and demonstrated work ethic are prerequisites to an MBA – if you don’t have these yet, forget an MBA for now and get to work!
by Nicole Lindsay
The MBA Admissions Adviser
>> More from Nicole
>> About Nicole
>> Visit MLT

Goal

To be admitted to a top-tier business school

18-Month Objectives

1. Increase work experience
2. Craft a future vision
3. Develop business school goals (intellectual, social, and financial)

Action Items

Programs
[] Apply to MLT's MBA Prep Program
[] Research the Consortium
[] Research MBA Jump Start
[] Research the Riordan Program Fellows Program
GMAT
[] Buy a GMAT book
[] Find a GMAT course or instructor
Prepare
[] Find a partner for the process
[] Develop a budget for business school
[] Revise your resume to reflect how you want it to look 2 years from now
[] Develop an 18-month calendar

Network
[] Arrange 2 campus and classroom visits
[] Interview 3 or more people who have been to business school
Other Information Sources
[] Visit BusinessWeek.com
[] Visit Marquis Parker's Blog and ask a question
[] Use the 8 Principles of Purpose to craft your personal statement







(click to download)


I'm a huge proponent of business school because the experience is like no other. The diversity of people, classes, and opportunities is surreal. The possibilities in business school are infinite; MBAs are more likely to start companies, travel to multiple countries, and meet global thought leaders than I think any other grad programs allows.

The two greatest lessons I learned in business school weren't from classes; they came from my classmates challenging me to be my best and me challenging myself. My MBA taught me:

1. how to think bigger and
2. how to communicate complex ideas

For all those being admitted to B-school, congrats!!!

My MBA Action Plan is the tool I created and used to keep me focused on the reasons I chose to go to business school and what I wanted to get out of the two years. I hope this tool blesses you and helps you make the most out of your MBA experience in the same way it did for me.

Jullien Gordon
The Personal Development Guru
>> More from Jullien
>> About Jullien
>> Visit MLT

Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
Chicago GSB London Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall St.
London EC2V 5HA (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before October 3. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: October 3

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
Citi
388 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before September 19. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: September 19

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before September 12. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
InterContinental Houston
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027 (Map)


WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before September 12. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.


Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before September 12. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
Century Plaza Hyatt Regency
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before September 12. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Date: Monday, September 15, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
The Fairmount Washington
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.

CANCELLATION
To cancel your registration, please submit a cancellation before September 5. For additional questions, please email forte@fortefoundation.org.

Registration Deadline: September 5

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM



Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
Omni Parker House Hotel
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.


Learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how the MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page.

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00-7:00pm Registration opens
School tables open
Networking reception with light refreshments
7:00-8:00pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:00-9:15pm School tables re-open
8:30-9:15pm Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.


LOCATION
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 (Map)

WIN A PRIZE!
Help grow the Forté Network and enter for the chance to win a $200 shopping spree by providing names and emails of friends who may be interested in hearing from Forté. To participate, please provide valid names and email addresses when prompted on the registration form. You must pre-register and attend the event in order to win. The winner will be contacted post-event.


RSVP now! Join us in your region to learn more about MLT MBA Prep Program.

RSVP now! Join us in Washington DC to learn more about MLT MBA Prep Program.

RSVP now! Join us in Atlanta to learn more about MLT MBA Prep Program.

RSVP now! Join us in NYC to learn more about MLT MBA Prep Program.

RSVP now! Join us in Houston to learn more about MLT MBA Prep Program.

RSVP now! Join us in Atlanta to learn more about MLT MBA Prep Program.

How do I get into a Top 10 MBA program?


MBA Information Advice Delivered To Your Ears

MBA Podcaster is your online source for information, insight, and advice on the MBA admission process.

We deliver relevant information and advice through biweekly audio segments for those planning to apply for a Master in Business Administration. Topics include everything from a behind-the-scenes view of the admission process to post-MBA job opportunities and current market trends. Guests include Deans of various business schools, alumni, corporate recruiters, MBA consultants and more. On each segment we go in-depth on a particular topic of interest to an MBA applicant and interview relevant experts to help make your application process more efficient and successful.



2008 marks our 14th year of publication. During this time, LATINA Style Magazine has become the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. LATINA Style broke new ground in 1994 by launching the first national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of the contemporary Latina professional workingwoman and the Latina business owner in the United States. With a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000, LATINA Style is unique in its ability to reach both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time. The culturally sensitive editorial environment we provided showcases Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts. We also offer technology tips and reviews, entertainment reviews, travel recommendations, investment guidance, beauty tips, food and drink recipes, automotive updates, and career advice—in summary, all of the things that impact the quality of life.


The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is the leading professional association, consisting of 34 chapters in 34 cities in 19 states and our nations capitol. ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission, and principles.

ALPFA is the proud successor of the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants (AAHCPA), the first national Latino professional association in the United States. Established in 1972, this Association continues to build upon our proud legacy of shared values and guiding principles.

Upon this bedrock of shared values, the Association's visionary founders launched an ambitious mission that they pursued over the course of thirty years. Committed to its shared values and to its mission, the Association flourished, expanding its base of operations to fifteen chapters nation-wide with several more in formation

As heir to this rich legacy, ALPFA's current Board of Directors, with the support of the Corporate Advisory Board, is innovatively addressing the challenges that lie ahead by promoting the highest standards of excellence for itself and for its members. ALPFA advances into the 21st century as an experienced professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions.

NULYP  

Holly Guzman 0 comments



National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) is a network of young professionals, across the country who provide leadership development, economic empowerment and community volunteer opportunities for other young professionals. The organization trains, develops, and educates young professionals to take leadership roles within the National Urban League, the civil rights movement, and society-at-large. Members of NULYP are defining, developing, implementing, and leading the next generation civil rights agenda.

NULYP's mission is to engage young professionals in the National Urban League's movement towards the achievement of social and economic equality. NULYP does this by providing an effective forum through which young professionals can support the Urban League's more than 100 affiliates in 35 states and the District of Columbia.







The MLT MBA Preparation Program's mission is to prepare minority young professionals for successful application to leading MBA programs via a 12-month program focusing on individual work-plan development and execution.

The program offers:
  • 1-on-1 business school application coaching with an MBA Admissions Expert
  • Access top 25 admissions officers during four MBA Access weekends
  • A national network of 200+ motivated minority young professionals, plus 800+ alumni
Results
  • 90+% of MBA Prep Fellows get into on of their top 3 business school choices
  • 75% say that they would not have got into the school they did without MLT
  • On average, Fellows receive $86,000 in scholarships and fellowships for business school through Consortium, Toigo, NBMBAA and business schools
The MLT MBA Prep application is now live. Round 1 ends September 30th and Round 2 end November 15th.

Apply online today!


OUR MISSION

Our mission is to substantially increase the number of women business leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks.We will achieve this mission by:

Motivating young women to prepare for a business career
Increasing women's access to education and business networks
Educating women on the value of an MBASupporting women financially in their business education
Raising awareness of the impact women can make on business and on society/culture/environment/economy
Encouraging and supporting cutting-edge research on relevant topics

Vision: The NBMBAA’s vision is to be an organization which leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for Blacks.

Mission: As a professional membership organization of Black graduates with MBAs, advanced degrees, and entrepreneurs, we will increase the number as well as the diversity of successful Blacks in the business community by:

Providing innovative programs to stimulate their intellectual and economic growth
Building partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth
Increasing awareness and facilitating access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields

The Downtown LA Network strives to establish a credible networking environment that is conducive to downtown LA residents, professionals, business owners, as well as individuals who may be looking to be introduced to the local downtown community.

The synergy of professional and social networking will allow all downtown LA network participants to form business and personal relationships that will be essential in the development and progress of the downtown Los Angeles social and professional landscape. In addition to the professional and social networking, the Downtown LA Network will create strategic marketing opportunities for companies to reach and engage with an upwardly mobile and diverse consumer demographic.



he National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 7,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.Vision:To be the premier Hispanic MBA professional business network for economic and philanthropic advancement.Mission:...fostering Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society.


More than 360,000 students participate in collegiate sports, yet 95% will never have careers in professional athletics. Despite possessing the skills necessary to secure a meaningful position in a corporate environment, the wide majority of them leave academic institutions with few ideas for alternative careers. The AfterSports Group was founded in 2004 by former collegiate and professional athletes who successfully transitioned to the workforce. Our team understands the importance of preparing young people for successful lives and careers outside of the professional sports arena.

Dow Jones chart for TODAY