|Non-US Student Support Groups:||Yes|
|Description:||The Global Business Association strives to serve as the official link from Owen to the world of global business where we live and work. Our vision is to provide tangible value to your Owen experience through initiatives aimed at increasing globally-focused academic and career opportunities. Events include Lunch & Learns, annual GBA International Immersion Trips, "Owentoberfest," the Global Food Festival, International Career/Business Customs Workshops and the Owen Bridges program.
GREATER CHINA BUSINESS CLUB
Greater China Business Club (GCBC) was created to promote cross-cultural communications and explore shared business opportunities between Owen and Greater China. GCBC provides insight into one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and helps Owen students better understand the culture, customs, and business practices in China through special events, speaker series, and seminars. By leveraging alumni resources and other resources, GCBC will assist students pursuing career opportunities in China. Additionally, GCBC will facilitate the integration of students from Greater China into the U.S. Culture, enriching their life and learning experience. http://www.owen.vanderbilt.edu/programs/mba/life-at-owen/student-clubs.cfm
JAPAN BUSINESS CLUB
The mission of the Japan Business Club is to introduce Japan's business and culture, support Owen to increase its presence in Japan and assist prospective students. Events include Owen's Global Food Festival and Japan trip.
GLOBAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - OWEN BRIDGES
The Owen Bridges Program is part of the Global Business Association. It pairs domestic students with incoming international students and is designed to break down cultural barriers and build friendships across international boundaries.
Vanderbilt University Taiwanese Student and Scholars http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/vutssa/
Vanderbilt India Association http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ead/orgs.html#a1
International Student & Scholar Services fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. ISSS provides advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters. ISSS supports an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social, and cross cultural programs. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/isss/about-isss/mission-statement/|
|Women Support Groups:||Yes|
|Description:||The mission of the Owen Women's Business Association is to provide all women at Owen with social and professional opportunities to interact, exchange ideas, network and develop strong business leadership skills to ensure success while at Owen and long after graduation. Activities include business card sales, dinner with Faculty & Staff, WBA Gold Tournament and Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion.
As part of the Office of the Dean of Students, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center welcomes all members of the Vanderbilt community to take part in our events and resources related to women’s and gender topics. Our Gender Matters program offers co-curricular programming aimed to increase awareness of the influence that gender has in our lives; in addition, Gender Matters provides individual support and advocacy around a variety of issues, including gender stereotyping, gender equity, body image, eating disorders, pregnancy and reproduction, sexual health, and more. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/WomensCenter/
The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club brings together the women of Vanderbilt University, providing an opportunity for intellectual, cultural and social activities within the community and the university; and supporting and assisting the mission of the university. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vwc|
|Minority Support Groups:||Yes|
|Description:||Diversity at Owen
The Owen Black Students Association (OBSA) is committed to helping African-American and African students achieve their academic and professional goals. OBSA strives to increase awareness within the Owen community of African-American and African accomplishments. In addition, OBSA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership to the African-American community. Events include OBSA Barbeque and Black History Month Celebration. http://www.owen.vanderbilt.edu/programs/mba/life-at-owen/student-clubs.cfm
The Organization of Black Graduate and Professional Students (OBGAPS) dedicates itself to enhancing the experience of Black graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University in order to advance the scholarly activities of the Black graduate students and ensure their matriculation from Vanderbilt. OBGAPS strives to facilitate a positive experience for students across the spectrum of the graduate experience which includes facilitating the transition into post baccalaureate programs, providing academic and professional support, opportunities for social networking and cultural exchanges and service opportunities for its membership. The organization also strives to actively promote the interests of Black graduate students by working to bring the problems, concerns, and needs of the Black graduate and professional students to the attention of the university. In addition to these efforts, OBGAPS promotes recruitment and retention of Black students as well as an increasing minority representation among students, staff, and faculty. OBGAPS also seeks to share elements of the Black culture with the larger Vanderbilt University community. Lastly, OBGAPS aims to foster cohesion and collaboration among the various Black graduate and professional student organizations in order to fulfill the aforementioned goals. http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/obgaps/
The Owen Latin Business Association exists to provide a forum for students to learn about Latin-American culture and also about how to do business in that region. It also participates in many activities throughout the year to help its members with their career development and academic and social involvement at Owen. Our goals are to create cross-cultural interaction among students, foster business opportunities in emerging countries, and promote a fun and inclusive environment. Our events include: preparation for NSHMBA, NBMBAA, Latin business speakers (Caterpillar, ExxonMobil, etc.), learn Spanish at our Latin dinners, create a network of business contacts abroad, and practice salsa dancing at our Salsa events. http://www.owen.vanderbilt.edu/programs/mba/life-at-owen/student-clubs.cfm
Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students is an organization at Vanderbilt University responsible for maintaining a rich Hispanic culture for all students. It is an actively involved organization on campus and works to make a lasting difference.
Our Mission is to provide an embracing community that fosters interaction, unity, diversity, teaching, learning and fun while striving to build upon our differences as well as our similarities or the empowerment of the members of VAHS. We connect with the greater Vanderbilt and Nashville communities and extend our diverse cultures through organized activities that promote awareness, education and interaction. http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/VAHS/
In 2006 the Center for Latin American Studies was designated a National Resource Center on Latin America by the U.S. Department of Education. While maintaining one of the strongest concentrations of Brazilianists of any university in the United States, the Center’s renowned faculty also has particular strengths in Mesoamerican anthropology and archaeology, the study of democracy building and economic development, Latin American literature and languages, and African populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Center fosters a lively research community on campus by sponsoring colloquia, conferences, films, and a speaker series featuring distinguished scholars and government and business leaders.
We were admitted to the Forte Foundation in 2014 (fortefoundation.org).|
|Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:||Yes|
|Description:||Owen's Gay-Straight Alliance provides an open, social, supportive, and educational environment for LGBT and Allied individuals at Owen while furthering the professional goals of members, the inclusive culture at Owen, and exploration of related issues vital to future business leaders. Events include happy hours, the Reaching Out MBA Conference, speakers and recruiter lunches.
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt University is a cultural center and a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. The Office of LGBTQI Life serves all members of the Vanderbilt community — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. The office also supports and advises LGBTQI-related campus groups and activities. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/|
|Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:||Yes|
|Peer Tutoring Programs:||Yes|
|Description:||Peer Coach Program Overview
The purpose of the program is to utilize a select group of second-year students to provide resume review, interview preparation and functional area career advice in conjunction with the counseling provided by the CMC. In addition to resume and cover letter reviews, peer coaches can also provide insight based on their first year experience with recruiting to the incoming first year class. Peer coaches can share “real world” experience with the first-year class on the process of internship recruiting, research, networking, company information, job and industry information.
Peer Coaches Responsibilities
Peer coaches work as an extension of the Career Management Center, and the program is managed by the CMC. Peer coaches work with first-year MBA students on resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews and job search advice. In Mod I, peer coaches will primarily focus on assisting students in developing a solid career area of interest. Peer coaches will also focus on resume and cover letter reviews and advise students on company/industry research. In Mod II, peer coaches will assist the CMC in the mock interview program for first-year students, both for behavioral and industry specific interviews. In Mods III and IV, peer coaches will continue to assist students with their internship search by conducting mock interviews and reviewing cover letters. Peer coaches will assist the CMC with career development programming, provide advice and feedback on issues relating to CMC activities and help the CMC in the selection process for the next year's peer coaches.|