MBADiversity and GradPrep: Professional Development Program (PDP)
July 17th - 20th, Los Angeles California

MBADiversity/GradPrep: Graduate School Prep and Leadership Development Workshop Description

Vision: To successfully assist MBADiversity Professional Associate members with graduate school application, leadership development and spiritual refreshing

Using the Elmore model of backward-mapping, the workshop is designed to briefly overview the path of successful graduate school applicants through 3 core areas: CAREER, GRADUATE SCHOOL and PRE-GRAD.

Participants will learn how:

  • to leverage their knowledge, connections and MBADiversity experience in their essays, interviews and graduate schools to maximize their career and life success.
  • to successfully prepare as a pre-graduate to distinguish themselves from the competitive applicant pool.
  • to identify their life purpose and passion and learn why graduate school is a tool - not an end goal - to achieve their life purpose.

All participants of the workshop will receive a generous test prep discount from The Princeton Review. Qualified participants will receive full and/or partial test prep scholarships from The Princeton Review, Veritas Prep or ManhattanGMAT.


APP and LEAD modules:

MBADiversity/GradPrep Workshop (Sunday, July 20th 2014 from 9am - 2pm with 1 hour lunch break)
Location: California

Career and School Roadmap

Discovering Your Passion
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Graduate School Insight

Admissions and/or Alumni Panel and Networking

Pre-Graduate School

Intro to the GMAT/GRE
Application Prep

FAITH module:

Jesus Culture Conference and Concert, July 17th - 19th 2014
Location: Long Beach Arena, California

MBADiversity Global Fellows and Professional members will gather together and connect with other positive change agents from across the world in California for spiritual refreshing and development.

For more information about the Jesus Culture conference, please click here:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the costs of the program?

A: We are keeping the costs down for the weekend with the discounted hotel block/room share and early registration notifications for the Jesus Culture concert/conference.

If you are selected, a non-refundable deposit of $99 is submitted to hold your placement. If you are attending the Jesus Culture Conference as well, the early bird registration is $89, due with your deposit.

If you are interested in sharing a room with another new member, it would be $74.50 per night plus tax. This includes Wi-Fi.

Q: I am coming from another city/state. Do I pay for airfare?

A: Yes, you are responsible for airfare. We can assist with a sponsor letter to remit to your company to help subsidize your cost. We also suggest fundraising techniques like crowdfunding and donations/offering from your church.

Q: Outside of what's on the agenda and career training, I understand that there are scholarships available for the GMAT preparation. Could you tell me a little bit more how those would be distributed? Is it a lottery or is there a structured application process based on the attendance of the conference?

A: Test Prep discounts will be available for everyone. Full and partial scholarships will be available to those who qualify. There is an application process for the full/partial scholarships included in the Welcome Packet.

Q: I am interested in the GIM (Global Immersion Module) as well. How do I apply?

A: We select 10 Global Fellows for the Global Immersion Module. Please register your name and email address to receive information about GIM 2014. Click Here.

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We are now accepting applications for the MPDP program. To receive the registration link and more information, register your name and email address here.