Partnerships & Resources
Johnson partners with several organizations and foundations to expand opportunities for diverse MBA students.
You’ve probably heard about Johnson’s tight-knit community—a place where you’ll build meaningful relationships, find a culture of acceptance, and meet colleagues who’ve had similar (and different) experiences. That community, in combination with access to nationally recognized organizations, gives Johnson MBAs additional resources that will help maximize their impact on business and society.
These partnerships offer our diverse MBAs varying levels of support, from professional coaching and special off-campus events to merit-based scholarships and career forums. We’re proud to work with these groups to facilitate and strengthen connections among underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and the LGBTQ community.
“We support one another through practicing pitches, mock interviews or cases, study sessions, and most importantly… words of encouragement! We are ready to be the future business leaders across many functions and industries. Small but mighty comes to mind when thinking about my Consortium family.”Earl Roach III, Two-Year MBA ’19, Consortium Fellow
“The Forté community at Johnson had such an outstanding impact on my experience. It allowed me to find a cohort of women who share my passion of positively impacting Johnson, Cornell, and the business world. Through Forté, I was able to find support in terms of academics, careers, and everyday life, while also helping other women.”Hillary Stark, Two-Year MBA ’18, Forté Fellow
“MLT's Professional Development (PD) program gave me the support I needed to polish up my profile for recruiting. I worked with my coach and my cohort to build my story, and even prepare for technical questions for early stage interviews. PD also gave me early touch points with recruiters at some of the companies I wanted to work in.”Steven Martinez, Two-Year MBA ’18, MBA Professional Development program participant
“MLT opened my eyes to all of the various MBA programs and helped me meet like-minded people. I never thought an Ivy League degree was possible for me until MLT gave me the confidence, knowledge, and connections. I also have made lifelong friends, some of whom are working with me full time in my next role!”Sydney Starke, Two-Year MBA ‘18, MBA Prep program participant
“I found the courage to be proud and vocal after finding support at the annual ROMBA conference. LGBT alumni from MBA programs proved to me that I could be successful in my career and authentic at the same time.”Brian Tsui, Two-Year MBA ’19, ROMBA Fellow
“ Toigo has a multiplier effect. Not only do you have access to your own business school’s network and resources, but you also have access to the networks all over the country where the foundation has fellows and alumni.”Peter Ferrara, Two-Year MBA ’19, Toigo Fellow
“The sense of camaraderie and willingness to support each other here is a unique feature of the program and the experiences we bring are highly valued in all aspects of the Johnson curriculum. When making your decision on where you want to attend, I’d recommend reaching out to those programs’ veterans. You can tell a lot about the culture by speaking to current students. That’s what I did, and ultimately why I chose Johnson.”Shawn Driver, Two-Year MBA ’19, U.S. Army, Yellow Ribbon Recipient