“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra
Over the last year, we have seen an unprecedented level of rapid social, political, economic and environmental change, which has irreversibly impacted not just the MBA academic experience, but the human experience worldwide. Coming into the new year, as we continue to adjust to the “new normal” student leaders from GBF member schools will no doubt have to be extremely agile to manage constantly shifting priorities and to navigate the high levels of ambiguity they will be facing. Student leaders, as soon to be leaders in the business world, will need to be able to improvise and pivot quickly while still creating value for their respective student bodies. For this year’s Graduate Business Conference (vGBC2021) we will be exploring the following theme:
Improvising for Impact: Transforming your Leadership Plan
What legacy will you leave behind as a student leader?
vGBC 2021 will be a virtual conference that aims to deliver the same high quality interactions as the in-person events that the GBF is known for. This year, over the course of two days, you can expect to see the following:
Best Practice sessions and workshops
We will provide a series of interactive sessions and panel discussions covering the following topics:
- How to create sustainable impact on campus despite the current challenges
- How to increase student & alumni engagement
- Career planning – figuring out next steps after graduation
- Best practice sharing with students from other top universities
- School administration relationship management
The Student Leadership Awards
Each year, as part of the graduate Business Conference, the Graduate Business Forum hosts the student leadership awards. This event gives student associations the opportunity to nominate fellow student leaders who they believe have exhibited exceptional leadership and effected meaningful change on their campuses and in their communities. This year, a grant will be awarded to two deserving students.
For more information on the student leadership awards click here
As always, we will deliver thought-provoking content, exclusive opportunities to network with students from the top MBA programs and engaging talks and panel discussions with top-tier alumni and thought leaders. Registration information coming soon!