MLT’s Vision & Mission A world where all motivated minorities have the opportunity to realize their full career potential. To 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 Vision Mission Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national non-profit that has made ground-breaking progress developing the next generation of African American, Hispanic and Native American leaders in major corporations, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.
Program Results Applications for this year’s MBAP class 635 MLT alumni working in top companies, nonprofits, and entrepreneurial ventures 250 MBAP Alumni at top 25+ business schools in Fall 2008 210 Fellows in this year’s MBAP class 850 +
Program Components Coaching Curriculum Career Community Connections MLT delivers a proprietary leadership development curriculum which is our program’s foundation MLT provides monthly 1-on-1 coaching with experienced professionals to support you on your journey MLT’s links includes over 1,000 young professionals from our MBA Prep and Career Prep programs MLT will give you early access to our business school and corporate partners through our events MLT offers ongoing professional development throughout your career through our alumni component
“ If you give 100% to the MBA Prep Program, you’ll not only be poised to get into a top MBA program, but you’ll also learn a tremendous amount about yourself and how to maximize your true potential.” – Shirley Aguila Success Stories Your Undergrad School Your First Employer MBA Prep 2010 Your Dream School Your Dream Job 1996 1996-2000 2000-2004 2003-2004 2004-2006 Currently MBA Prep “ When you get into the top four schools you applied to, you’re not just an ambassador - it’s hard not to be an evangelist for MLT.” – Sean Heywood 2000 2000-2003 2003-2004 2003-2004 2004-2006 Currently MBA Prep Your story & your name here!
Program Reviews 91% of MBAP Fellows get into one of their top three business school choices (88% into a top 20 school) 75% say that they would not have gotten into the school they did (or “likely” would not have) without MLT 75% say MLT has been a life changing experience 63% get a scholarship or fellowship averaging $86,000 Life-changing MBAP Experience 95% say MLT can become their most important professional affiliation for their career development 86% built lifelong relationships through MLT 76% plan to volunteer at MLT events 63% plan to donate money to MLT Lifetime Alumni Commitment #1 source of minority students in the nation's top ten business schools
Program Time Line Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Alumni <ul><li>Self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Career road mapping </li></ul><ul><li>School research & fit </li></ul><ul><li>Passion & goal development </li></ul><ul><li>Essay critique </li></ul><ul><li>Resume development </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to admissions officers at top 25 b-schools </li></ul><ul><li>Early access to corporate partners </li></ul><ul><li>Executive leadership presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Skill development workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Industry exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Skill development </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Competitive selection process </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Alumni Network </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Alumni Mixers </li></ul><ul><li>MLT CAP Program </li></ul>_________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions Leadership Seminars Pre-MBA Internships Alumni 2009 2010
Coaching Staff Jocylen Ashton 3.5 years with MLT MA in Org Psychology Golden St. Univ. Kodak, PSI, SAP, Proxicom, McKesson Michelle Awuku Less than year with MLT MBA Kellogg School of Management BP Oil & Gas and Citigroup Kendra Crook 2 years with MLT BA Columbia University Columbia University and ColeConnect Krista Giancarlo BA Less than a year with MLT Cornell University Yale School of Management & Medicine Dia Draper 2 years with MLT BA University of Virginia - McIntire UVA Darden and Halo Consulting Tatia Granger 1 year with MLT PhD University of Virginia University of Virginia, Duke, UNC Holly Jackson 5 years with MLT MBA Columbia Business School Amnesty International Helen Summers 1.5 years with MLT MBA Harvard University Johnson & Johnson Wendy Weiss Less than a year with MLT MBA George Washington Univ. K12NATION.NET and WiseChoice Panya Lei Yarber 2 years with MLT MBA Harvard University Cingular and Motorola
1-on-1 Coaching B-Schools Key decision makers What AOs are looking for Our alumni that attend there School culture Industries <ul><li>Your strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Your passions </li></ul><ul><li>Your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Your style </li></ul><ul><li>Your skills </li></ul>Finance Banking Consulting Retail Sports & Entertainment Technology Pharmaceutical And more… Age: late 20s Industry: Various Experience: 2-4 years ” You share Feedback <ul><li>Insights </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul>Typical Student Profile Typical Coach Profile Education: MBA & other postgraduate degrees Industries: Various Experience: 10+ years
MBAP Application & Admission Preparation: Self-Reflection Talk to MLTers Budgeting GMAT Preparation (ie classes, tutor, study, practice test) 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) 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 could be a good fit for you. (400 words max) Essay Question 2: What are you most passionate about both professionally and personally? Include 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)
Eligibility <ul><li>1. Personal Traits </li></ul><ul><li>Scrappiness*, Self awareness, Coachability, Resourcefulness, Professionalism, Maturity, Ambition, Initiative, Drive, Strong work ethic, Can-do attitude </li></ul><ul><li>2. Analytical Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Achievement, Demonstrated analytical & problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>3. Realized Success </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of personal and professional accomplishment, Quality of work experience, Strong follow-up and follow-through </li></ul><ul><li>4. Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to get along with others, Willingness to help others, Strong team contribution and participation, Community involvement, Personal leadership & accountability </li></ul>Our expectation: _________________________________________________________________________ Scrappy - Adj.: Demonstrating an unwavering resolve to do whatever is necessary to achieve the best results for everyone involved, no matter how difficult. An official GMAT score is NOT required for admissions An OFFICIAL GMAT SCORE must be submitted to MLT no later than February 1, 2009 Must achieve an official GMAT score of 500+ to start MBAP 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 Make GMAT your priority & start now [ ] 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 [ ] 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
The GMAT Choosing the Right Prep is like choosing the right school 1. Know which GMAT prep fits your skill level (e.g. sub- 450 – must find prep that can help with foundational knowledge base) 2. Know what learning environment is best for you 3. Know what type of teaching style you’re most responsive to 4. Understand your weaknesses (analyze your score and section(s) you’re weak in) 5. Understand the menu of additional resources the prep service will offer (fee-based or free): tutoring, class-retake, additional literature _________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>Prep Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the right one for you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bell Curves www.bellcurves.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton Review www.princetonreview.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>Veritas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Tutor </li></ul></ul>
Application Time Line Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar R1: December 31, 2008 R2: January 31, 2008 February 1, 2009 Official GMAT scores & signed admissions confirmation letters due by 9:00am EST <ul><li>Official Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions Contract </li></ul>_________ Deadlines Admissions GMAT GMAT Preparation Documentation 2009 2010 _________ R1 R2 _________ R1 _________ R2 MBA Prep Begins R1: September 30, 2008 R2: November 15, 2008
Things To Do Now Prep for the GMAT Save for the Process Develop relationships with your Recommenders Start the MLT MBA Prep Application
Thank You Jullien Gordon Associate Director, Talent Recruitment 646.810.6102 [email_address] Holly Guzm á n MBA Prep Recruiter 646.367.3155 [email_address] w w w . m l 4 t . o r g