Carnegie Mellon University

MBA Admissions Diversity Liaisons

Our Admission Diversity Liaisons are MBA students and inclusion organization fellows who help lead our effort to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community.

Contact them to learn more about the support they received through these organizations. They are happy to share with you!

Inclusion Organizations

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) is an alliance dedicated to promoting the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business. The Tepper School is a member.

Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a consortium dedicated to launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, professional development, and a community of successful women. The Tepper School is a proud partner.

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)

Reaching Out MBA focuses on educating, inspiring, and connecting the student and alumni LGBTQ MBA and graduate communities in an ongoing effort to create the next generation of business leaders. 

Military MBA 

Military MBA provides MBA research and application assistance, professional development, and scholarships for the U.S. military. The Tepper School is a member.

Consortium Fellows

Kendall Williams, MBA '23

Internship: Apple, Core Technologies Operations PM Intern, Cupertino, CA

Concentrations: Operations, Strategy, Sustainability

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

I wanted to have my engineering skills recognized but incorporate soft skills and obtain a great business acumen. Tepper is known for its analytic approach, and I felt that it was a great school to combine all those attributes for me.

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Russell Barnes, MBA '23

Internship: Mattel, MBA Marketing Intern, El Segundo, CA

Club leadership and involvement: Black Business Association, Business and Technology Club, Marketing Club, Consortium Liaison

What is your proudest achievement at Tepper?

Being able to find and use my voice to advocate for myself, my values, and my identity. It isn’t easy doing this as a member of multiple underrepresented communities in business, but it is essential.

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Forté Fellow

Shagoon Madan, MBA '23

Internship: EEY-Parthenon, Summer Consultant, New York

Club leadership and involvement: Tepper Women in Business - VP, Inclusion and Early Engagement; Forte; Pro Bono Consulting - VP, Client Liason

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

I am an engineer and wanted to fill the gaps for me to be able to pivot to consulting. But at the same time, I wanted to keep in touch with technology, as that is where the future is. Tepper seemed to be the best place to be.

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ROMBA Fellows

Mike Ibanez, MBA '23

Internship: MBA Marketing Intern, Diageo, New York

Concentrations: Marketing, Operations

What is the greatest benefit of ROMBA?

The greatest benefit of being part of these organizations is the resources and opportunities. Through the ROMBA Leadership Conference, the ROMBA Fellows Retreat, and the Summer Treks, I’ve met and bonded with so many amazing people within my industry and with other MBA candidates.

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Jonathan Li, MBA '23

Concentration: Strategy

Internship: PwC Advisory, Senior Associate Intern, New York

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

I chose Tepper because of an early connection with MBA student Michael Kong. He supported me through the difficult decision-making process and later became a best friend, welcoming me to the community and guiding me through my first year.

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Military Veterans

Matthew Schmidt, MBA '23

Prior to Tepper: Government Contracting Officer, Military Intelligence

Club leadership and involvement: Tepper Veterans Association - President; Adam Smith Society - Board Member; Culinary Club - VP of Finance

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

My goal for business school was to facilitate a career change into the tech industry. Tepper places exceptionally well in tech and I felt that it would provide me with the analytical and management tools that I will need to succeed in my career.

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Josh Murphy, MBA '23

Prior to Tepper: West Point; Investment Management

Concentrations: Finance, Sustainability

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

I chose Tepper because of its robust program format offerings, having started my MBA as a Part-Time Online Hybrid candidate. I was further drawn to its reputation for accommodating veterans and its forward-thinking sustainability concentration.

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