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2022 Summer Treks Applications

This is a general application for 2022 Admitted Student lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer plus (LGBTQ+) MBA treks that will take place in June and July in person. The treks are designed as a learning & networking opportunity for admitted LGBTQ+ MBAs interested in specific industries. The experience allows attendees to better understand career paths in their industry of interest, meet other LGBTQ+ individuals admitted to MBA programs around the country, and to network with LGBTQ+ MBA alumni and professionals.

This summer's schedule includes the following cities and industries:
New York City: Finance Trek (June 13-14)
Virtual Trek (June 16-17) - You can apply for the Virtual Trek here.
Chicago: Consulting Trek (June 23-24)
Seattle: Technology & Retail Trek (July 14-15)

More details, including the 2021 list of participating companies can be found at Applicants can expect announcements about the 2022 participating companies in May.

There are 20 spots available in each Trek. Applications submitted by May 15 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications submitted after May 15 will be considered based on availability. Treks are designed for admitted LGBTQ+ MBA students planning to enroll in 2022. Applications from continuing or second-year MBA students will not be accepted.

Students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses; however, students may request limited support from Reaching Out's James Robertson Student Access Fund if unable to otherwise attend. The maximum amount that can be awarded is $250.

COVID-19 Code of Conduct: All students attending a Summer Trek will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate. Students will sign a COVID-19 Code of Conduct Waiver upon registration for their trek. Additionally, students will be required to adhere to any mask mandates set by the businesses visited during the Trek and/or local governments. 

Please direct any questions or issues with the application to
4. Treks are designed for admitted LGBTQ+ MBA students planning to enroll in 2022. Please confirm that you have been admitted to an MBA program and will enroll in 2022.  *This question is required.
5. What is your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply.  *This question is required.
6. What is your gender identity? *This question is required.
8. What is your sexual orientation? *This question is required.
9. Please attach a copy of your resume (pdf preferred). *This question is required.
10. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? *This question is required.
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11. Which trek(s) are you applying for? You can check as many as you like, but know that due to demand most people are offered 1-2 treks at most. You will be able to state your preference in the next box. (Applications for the Virtual Trek will open at a later date). *This question is required.