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234 Students Receive $20 Million in Full-Tuition, Merit-Based Fellowships

The Consortium for Graduate Study in ManagementCommitment to Diversity Links 400 Students Admitted to MBA Programs of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

ST. LOUIS, MO:  June 5, 2012 — The MBA class of 2014 will include 391 of a record 1,038 applicants to The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national coalition of top U.S. business schools and corporations and the leading advocate for diversity and inclusion in American business. The Consortium’s member schools have also awarded $20 million in full-tuition, merit-based fellowships to 234 of the new MBA candidates, bringing to more than $250 million the total amount The Consortium has awarded since its 1966 founding.

Said Peter Aranda, CEO, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, “Diversity is not a minority problem; it is an American opportunity. The Consortium is proud of its success in increasing the pipeline of multicultural and other executives committed to diversity. But we want to do more than level the playing field. We want to awaken business leaders to the role our graduates can play in helping companies survive, and thrive, in an increasingly multicultural marketplace.”

Said Paul Danos, Dean, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business and chairperson of The Consortium’s board of trustees, “We are especially proud of our long affiliation with The Consortium during this record-breaking year. We have seen first-hand the tremendous impact that The Consortium has had on the Tuck community, as well as on the broader business community.  We congratulate The Consortium on its continued success.”

The 391 new MBA students have exceptional academic credentials. They also have a commitment to diversity proven by their work with organizations fighting for racial and economic equality, their role as mentors for young people in need, their leadership of undergraduate groups devoted to increasing opportunities for minorities, and similar activities.

The many benefits that come with admission to The Consortium’s member schools include access to the organization’s 6,500-person-plus alumni network and, for new students, virtually all-expenses-paid participation in the 46th Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum taking place June 10-13 in Minneapolis.

The conference offers new MBA candidates the chance to meet executives from The Consortium’s corporate partners well before the “official” recruiting season starts in the fall. The gathering also gives those executives access, well before their competitors, to this talented pool of prospective employees. Without ever having set foot on campus, incoming students can interview for, and possibly walk away with, summer jobs (for 2013) that may lead to full-time positions after graduation (in 2014).

Other conference perks include networking events at which members can begin making connections that will serve them throughout their professional lives; career panels during which executives from The Consortium’s corporate partners discuss the ins and outs of various industries and business disciplines; a career forum and job fair at which representatives from 60 of The Consortium’s 80 corporate partners conduct roughly 1,000 interviews; and business school orientation sessions led by representatives of the students’ respective MBA programs.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is the leading advocate for diversity and inclusion in American business. Since its 1966 founding, this national coalition of top business schools and corporations has created a network of more than 6,500 graduates and awarded $250 million in full-tuition, merit-based MBA fellowships to African American, Hispanic American, Native Americans and other minority and nonminority MBA candidates with stellar academic records and a proven commitment to diversity. For more information, visit www.cgsm.org


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