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MBAs Focus on Diversity, Dec. 7

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Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host Focus on Diversity, a day-long event that invites prospective MBA students to experience the culture of diversity and inclusion at the school. The event will feature information for women, underrepresented minorities, LGBT students, and military service members.

Throughout the day prospective MBA students have the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, alumni, and staff and understand what it means to be a part of the tight-knit Georgetown McDonough community. There will be a keynote address by Fatimah Gilliam from The Azara Group about “Controlling Your Future through Influencing Skills.” Panels throughout the day featuring alumni and current students will cover such topics as “Why Diversity Matters,” “LGBT Identity Disclosure: When the Personal Meets the Professional,” and “How Military Backgrounds Enrich the MBA Experience.” Additionally, participants will attend a mock MBA class and gain insights into the career and professional development activities and resources available to Georgetown MBA students.

The day will conclude with the International Festival, an annual MBA student tradition at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business that celebrates the numerous cultures that are part of the community. Students don traditional dress, prepare and share meals from their heritage, and perform cultural dances, among other activities. The family-friendly event attracts several hundred students, faculty, staff members, and their families.