When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also making a commitment to a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
In May 2011, the Retail Management Association—a student club at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management—presented the tenth annual Anderson Charity Fashion Show, called “one of the most anticipated and fabulous events of the year” on the club’s Web site. The presentation, which was originally created to showcase the “distinct style of Los Angeles,” has grown in popularity over the years and attracts international designers and as many as 400 audience members each year. The 2011 event featured such designers as LaRok, Shoshanna, Tadashi and David Meister and was themed “SoCalifornia-fied!” MBA students (and professors!) took to the catwalk as models, and the event raised thousands of dollars for several nonprofit organizations, including the Special Olympics.
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