Graziadio School of Business and Management Hosts MBA Diversity Conference Panel
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To help incoming full-time MBA students prepare for the fall recruitment season, the
Graziadio School of Business and Management Career Management Center hosted an MBA
Diversity Conference Panel on August 26.
The speaker panel comprised second- year MBA students who attended the 2013 diversity conferences and successfully landed opportunities with such companies as Bank of America, Deloitte, Pfizer, and Sony. They shared best practices on leveraging these national recruiting events for career advancement and building professional networks.
With a full schedule of diversity conferences taking place throughout the fall season, students have the opportunity to meet recruiters from leading global corporations and compete for their attention with business students from schools nationwide. By attending Peppedine's panel, incoming students gained valuable advice from their peers and became better prepared to make their impact at diversity conferences and throughout their career exploration and Graziadio School experience.
Oliver Chacon (a second-year full-time business major), who served on the panel along with fellow student Gary Tougas, was impressed by the questions asked by event attendees.
“We had a great turnout. The room was completely filled,” Chacon says. “The panel was an excellent opportunity for us to build excitement and prepare candidates for the national diversity conferences in Atlanta and Philadelphia this year.”