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Written by: Angela Yang
3/12/2012 11:35 AM  RssIcon

I remember this time last year, I had received a call that changed my life.

I was very fortunate to receive a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) Fellowship. The Consortium is an alliance of 17 leading American business schools and over 75 top corporations, whose mission is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious under-representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both its member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management.  Any U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (regardless of race or ethnicity) who can demonstrate a commitment to this mission is eligible to apply for membership in the Consortium and admission to any of its 17 member schools through the Consortium’s common application process.Once the application is complete, the schools unite in early March to choose their fellows and members in what seems to be an NFL draft!

Anyway, that draft is tomorrow for the Class of 2014. I can't wait to hear the outcome! I have met several applicants that I think are very strong, have unique stories and would add a lot of value to the incoming class and Johnson.  I will also be helping them throughout the next year as one of the four Consortium liaisons, so I'm excited to see who the next class will be.

This past weekend was also for scholarship finalists and the applicant that my roommates and I hosted just contacted me to tell me she was awarded the Park Fellowship! Amazing! I remember when I started the application process I thought there was no financial aid for grad school besides loans, but there is if you're well rounded and have exhibited leadership be it in the communities mentioned above, by starting your own company, solving a business problem that significantly benefited a company, or having to become the head of your household as a teenager. The possibilities are endless and this is why it is important to be yourself and paint the picture of who "YOU" truly are when you apply to and interview at Johnson.

I'll share something with you. There is an info session for the Johnson Board Fellows this afternoon. The Johnson Board Fellows serve on non-profit boards in Ithaca and add resources that might otherwise not exist in these organizations. (They were also featured last week in U.S. News - click here) Their most recent ads around Sage state "Johnson Board Fellows: Rockstars wanted." Since there are so many ways for students to be successful here in different areas, I must change it for now and say: Johnson: Rockstars Wanted.

Good luck Consortium applicants!

Categories: Student, TwoYearMBA

2 comment(s) so far...

Re: Fellowships await!

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship increases the chances for better business realization of the African Americans, Hispanic Americans and of course Native Americans in the professional field that best suits them.

By Movers on   4/3/2012 7:58 AM

Re: Fellowships await!

Hi there, I am coming in for the first time to Johnson-Cornell for information session and a class visit on Monday april 16th. I am trying to reach out to each of the student bloggers to see if there is a chance to meet one of you. Thanks for your time and the information shared on the blogs.

By Pavan on   4/13/2012 2:25 PM

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