LGBT Prospective Student Events
Each fall our Texas MBA admissions team is traveling the globe to meet prospective students and share more about our Texas MBA community. Among the off-campus recruiting events we participate in are the Inside the MBA LGBT Workshops. These events provide prospective LGBT students an opportunity to learn about the MBA degree, navigating the admissions process and choosing the right program. Each event begins with a discussion on being "Out in Business School" featuring LGBT alumni and current students, followed by "Application Tips from Admission Directors," and concludes with an interactive reception for one-on-one conversations with school representatives and LGBT alumni. Admission and light refreshments are free. The 2011 events have passed but we hope to meet you at a 2012 event. Information on those will be posted here as well as www.insidethemba.org.
MBA OUTSource is a social and career networking group for UT MBAs who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or just a friend or supporter of the LGBT community. Some of OUTSource's efforts include:
- working with prospective students to answer questions about LGBT life at McCombs and in Austin.
- organizing social events each semester, including events which are open to the MBA community at large.
- holding a Diversity Career Networking Social each fall, which is open to the MBA community at large.
Reaching Out (LGBT MBA Conference)
Members of MBA OUTSource regularly participate in the annual Reaching Out MBA Conference. Reaching Out MBA, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the education, visibility and networking capabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business leaders in the United States and around the globe. The organization targets graduate business students and a broad range of corporations as it seeks to increase the awareness of LGBT issues in an increasingly diverse workplace, as well as in public life.
Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. The organization provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBTQ students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. More information about these scholarships and online applications are available at www.pointfoundation.org.
Austin's LGBT Scene
Austin is recognized for its progressive culture and the city is home to a strong LGBT community. On any given night the streets of the Warehouse District are filled with an active nightlife scene around the many bars and restaurants. Prominent events throughout the year provide an additional source of entertainment and livelihood.
The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provides extensive information on LGBT-friendly businesses and events in the Austin area. Explore their online directory to find places to eat, stores to shop and tips on where to find Austin's hottest happenings and sign up for their e-newsletter to stay in the loop. Learn more at www.aglcc.org.
Gay Pride Parade
Austin's LGBT community unites each year on the streets of Downtown Austin to celebrate PRIDE, a family-friendly parade and festival that continues to grow in popularity. Events around the parade have included a Rainbow Run, live entertainment and a variety of food and drink.
Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF)
Each year thousands of Central Texans attend the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. The festival was founded in 1987 and has since grown into a multimedia event with over 150 films depicting myriad issues across cultures, race, immigration status, class, gender identity and expression, age, and region. Its primary goals are to create positive and visible images relevant to lives of LGBTQI-identified people; to educate the community about LGBTQI issues; and to show and promote the best in LGBTQI films. Learn more at http://www.agliff.org/.
University of Texas at Austin LGBT Resources
The University of Texas at Austin fosters an inclusive, enlightened community that operates on acceptance and supports diversity of thought. UT students are involved in LGBT and Ally events and organizations around campus throughout the year, while larger university centers support the university's core value of individual opportunity and initiatives toward diversity and community.
Gender and Sexuality Center
The Gender and Sexuality Center provides safe spaces for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally (LGBTQA) communities through education, outreach and advocacy. Learn more by visiting the website or contacting the GSC at email@example.com.
Additional UT Resources