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 2013, the Retail Management Association, a student club at UCLA Anderson, presented the 12th annual Anderson Charity Fashion Show—called AnderGLAM—which “completely rocked the house,” according to a student on the school’s MBA Student Voice blog. The show, which was originally created to showcase the “distinct style of Los Angeles,” has grown in popularity and attracts international designers and as many as 400 audience members each year. MBA students (and professors!) take to the catwalk as models, and reportedly, even Dean Judy Olian participates in the event. In recent years, the fashion show has featured such designers as LaRok, Shoshanna, Tadashi and David Meister, raising thousands of dollars for several nonprofit organizations, including the Special Olympics.
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