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New post 26 Mar 2009, 09:29
Hey, I was just looking through Yale's website and - unless my eyes deceived me - only saw 4 black faces in their class picture, which is incredibly disturbing. Does anyone know about the minority recruitment efforts or the usage of affirmative action in business school applications? For those of you in business school, have you seen many minorities (outside of Asians, not that they don't count, but they're well represented)? What have most of their backgrounds been?

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New post 26 Mar 2009, 09:34
What I read in-between the lines of your post is that you are interested in knowing the profiles of typical minorities (however you define that). In general, I'd say there really is no typical profile - people of all walks of life and from just about anywhere on the planet will show up. I know a girl who was a pastry chef before school, I know another guy who was in a PE shop in Africa, another fellow who lived in Kazakhstan for six years - etc. They all did different things and have very wide backgrounds. Suffice it to say, at just about any school you will find a broad cross section of people, beliefs, backgrounds and upbringings. If your question was geared towards "sizing" up your own profile against these other "minority profiles", I don't think you can find that much help - there is no common profile. If it was more about a concern as to whether you can find diversity in b-school, rest assured, you will.

I'm going to lock the thread because I think its a bit of a touchy subject and a slippery path, but if people feel strongly it should stay open, feel free to PM me about it.
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New post 26 Mar 2009, 09:41
As a touchy subject my only comment on this is that Yale recently joined "The Consortium," who's mission is to further diversity in business school. This is the first year for Yale as a Consortium school but you can check out the website here http://www.cgsm.org/
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New post 26 Mar 2009, 09:58
There is a pretty sizable number of underrepresented minorities at Kellogg...but that said they are underrepresented (13-15% black or hispanic which is way below general population). Minorities come from all walks of life. I have friends who were in PE, IB, MC, engineering, corporate positions, non-profit...they are just like every other applicant group, just fewer apply. Some schools are better at attracting them and so are some companies...they are sought after because schools want diversity of students. Diversity in demographics, experiences, careers, lifestyle...etc. If you look at BW school profiles you can see the % of many classes that are minority.
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