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  • 2009 MBAP Overview

    1. 1. MBA Preparation Program Information Session
    2. 2. Information Session Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Overview – Nicole Lindsay, MLT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA Preparation Program (MBAP) Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBAP Application & Admission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLT Business School, Corporate & Non-profit Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Q & A </li></ul>
    3. 3. Vision: A world where all motivated minorities have the opportunity to realize their full career potential. Mission: Increase the presence of minorities in fast track entry-level jobs and major graduate business schools as preparation for leadership positions in corporations, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. MLT Overview
    4. 4. Results Average GMAT Score 638 Alumni attending or graduated from b-school 450 Current MBAP 2008 fellows 226 Fellows at Top 25+ business schools in fall 2007 132
    5. 5. MBAP Program Components: A Long-Term Holistic Program that Goes Beyond Getting Into Business School Prep for Career Prep to Give Back Prep for Academics Prep for Business School Applications Prep for Life <ul><li>MBAP Program Components </li></ul><ul><li>MBAP 1-on-1 Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>MBAP Curriculum and Workbook </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Development: Writing, Presentation, Relationship Building, Career Transition, Resume </li></ul><ul><li>School Research & Fit </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT Skills </li></ul><ul><li>MBAP Seminars @ Partner Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Support / MBAP 2008 ~250 Cohort Members “MLTers” </li></ul><ul><li>Career Transition & Leadership Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-MBA Internship Program </li></ul><ul><li>Early Access to Corporate and Business School Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Receptions </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Program and Access </li></ul>MBAP Program Overview
    6. 6. The MLT MBAP Experience: Life-Changing Experiences Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders & Alumni Commitment Shows Life-Changing Impact Shirley Aguila MBAP 2003 Kellogg ‘06 UBS, Associate - Banking but you’ll also learn a tremendous amount about yourself and how to maximize your true potential.  I got more out of the process of applying to business school through MLT, than during my 1st year of b-school. Because of the MBA Prep process, while my Kellogg classmates were struggling with identifying their passions and career interests, I was one-step ahead and better able to focus on my classes and extracurricular activities. MLT also helped me think about my priorities in life and the importance of giving back to the community. Many of us [MBAP participants] have found ways to integrate MLT’s mission of improving the diversity pipeline into our post-MBA careers, assuring that the next generation is afforded the same opportunities we were. MLT turned business school into a life-changing 3-year journey, not just a destination.” “ If you give 100% to the MBA Prep Program, you’ll not only be poised to get into a top MBA program, MBAP Program Overview <ul><li>75% say MLT has been a life changing experience </li></ul><ul><li>86% built lifelong relationships through MLT </li></ul><ul><li>95% say MLT can become their most important professional affiliation for their career development </li></ul><ul><li>75% say that they would not have gotten into the school they did (or “likely” would not have) without MLT </li></ul><ul><li>76% plan to volunteer at MLT events </li></ul><ul><li>63% plan to donate money to MLT </li></ul>
    7. 7. MBAP Program Overview Closing Seminar MBAP Coaching & Curriculum to Business School Application In Program July Seminar Kick-Off Seminar (Emory) Career Transition & Leadership Seminar 2009 Pre-MBA Internships MBAP Program Time Line Program Lead-Up MBAP Information Sessions Sep 07 Jan 08 Application Deadline R1 Oct 12 Admissions Announcement Dec 1 MBAP Applications Application Deadline R2 Nov 16 Admissions Announcement Jan 2 Sep 08 * * Official GMAT Due/Admissions Confirmation Feb 1, 2007 9:00am EST * Feb 1 Jun 09 Documentation: Transcripts, GMAT, Proof of Citizenship, Contract GMAT Prep & MLT Newsletter
    8. 8. MBAP Application & Admission Application Check List Essay Question 1: What are your post-MBA short and long term career aspirations and how will an MBA help you achieve them? Why do you feel that now is the right time professionally and personally to begin the process to pursue an MBA? Be sure to address why you believe that MBA Prep to be a good fit for you. (400 words max) Essay Question 2: What are you most passionate about personally and professionally? Include any specific examples of life experiences that have demonstrated that passion. (300 words max) Essay Question 3: Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about yourself? What will be your biggest challenge in meeting the requirements during the program? Is there anything that may affect your performance during the program (e.g. the need for special accommodations, planning a wedding within the next year, extensive travel plans, caring for a parent or child)? (200 words max) Preparation: ___ GMAT Preparation/Class/Study/Practice Test ___ Talk to MLTers ___ Introspection/Reflection/Self Assessment ___ Budgeting ___ Networking/Relationship Building (for school research, references, etc) MBAP Application: ___ General Information ___ Essays ___ Resume ___ Recommendation (current/former mgr, prof’l colleagues, community leaders, professors, MBAP alumni, college student club leaders) ___ Undergraduate Test Scores and Transcript/GPA ___ Fees ($75) ___ Permanent Residency Card (if applicable)
    9. 9. <ul><li>What MLT Looks For in an MBAP Candidate </li></ul>MBAP Application & Admission <ul><li>Personal Traits </li></ul><ul><li>Scrappiness* </li></ul><ul><li>Self awareness / Coachability </li></ul><ul><li>Resourcefulness </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism / Maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition/Initiative/Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic / Can-do </li></ul><ul><li>attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated analytical & problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Realized Success </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of personal and </li></ul><ul><li>professional accomplishment </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Strong follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>and follow-through </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to get along with others </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to help others </li></ul><ul><li>Strong team contribution and </li></ul><ul><li>participation </li></ul><ul><li>Community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Personal leadership & accountability </li></ul>Scrappy-- Adj.: Demonstrating an unwavering resolve to do whatever is necessary to achieve the best results for everyone involved, no matter how difficult.
    10. 10. <ul><li>An official GMAT score is NOT required for admissions </li></ul><ul><li>An OFFICIAL GMAT SCORE must be submitted to MLT no later than February 1, 2008 9:00am ET (official scores must be fax or email to MLT attn: MBA Prep at 212.629.9737 or MBAPrep@ml4t.org) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must achieve an official GMAT score of 500 and above to start MBA Prep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admitted applicants with an official GMAT score of less than 500 will be deferred to the following MBAP class and will need to meet the same GMAT requirement for enrollment </li></ul></ul>The GMAT MLT’s GMAT Policy It’s Important to Start Early, Make GMAT Your Priority…What’s Next: ___ Take a practice test and get a sense of where you are: raw scores and area(s) of weakness ___ Understand percentiles and what your target business schools expect ___ If haven’t already, get in a GMAT Prep class that’s right for you (your company may reimburse you) ___ Know your test center options and availability (in some areas, test centers and dates are infrequent) ___ Manage your time and start early – plan, plan and plan <ul><li>GMAT Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Official test registration - GMAC – www.gmac.com </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Prep Companies – Chose the Right One for You: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bell Curves – www.bellcurves.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Trent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaplan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manhattan GMAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton Review – www.princetonreview.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veritas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Tutor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choosing the Right Prep is a Combination of (similar to choosing fit for business schools) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing which GMAT prep fit your skill level (e.g. sub-450 – must find prep that can help with foundational knowledge base) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing what learning environment is best for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing what type of teaching style you’re most responsive to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding your weaknesses (analyze your score and section(s) you’re weak in) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the menu of additional resources the prep service will offer (fee-based or free): tutoring, class-retake, additional literature </li></ul></ul>The GMAT Finding the Right Fit For Your GMAT Prep
    12. 12. MBAP Application & Admission Getting an MLT Ambassador! <ul><li>Goal: Give MLT prospective candidates comprehensive peer-level understanding of MLT and the MBAP program </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get an Ambassador: Once you’ve submitted your application, email MBA Prep at MBAPrep@ml4t.org to be paired with an MLT Ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>Parameters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be first point of contact with your assigned MLT Ambassador: email or call your Ambassador once we send his/her contact information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask key questions that are relevant to you: prepare a list of questions that can help you better understand MLT and how you can make and get the most of your MLT/MBAP experience and the 4 Cs (coaching, cohorts, curriculum, career transition opportunities), GMAT experience, school research, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be respectful of your Ambassador’s time and constraints of his/her availability: some Ambassadors are still applying to school, reading applications, are Ambassador to other prospectives, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Please note: your Ambassador will neither read your MLT application nor, if applicable, interview you </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. MLT’s growing group of corporate and foundation partners
    14. 14. Deep engagement from 28 leading business school partners
    15. 15. MLT’s Extensive Array of Non-Profit Relationships
    16. 16. Open Q & A
    17. 17. Application Deadline/Admissions Notification Round 1: Oct 12, 2007 12:00 pm EST /Dec 1, 2007 Round 2: Nov 16, 2007 12:00 pm EST/Jan 2, 2008 Management Leadership for Tomorrow 224 W. 35 th Street, Suite 200 New York, NY 10001 212.736.3411 www.ml4t.org [email_address] Application & Contact Information