Beyond the MBA Classroom: Take to the Catwalk for Charity at UCLA Anderson

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 April 2014, the Retail Management Association, a student club, presented the 13th annual Anderson Charity Fashion Show—called AnderGLAM—with the theme “Old Hollywood/Young Hollywood.” The show was originally created to showcase the “distinct style of Los Angeles” and 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 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. The 2014 event benefitted Dress for Success Los Angeles, a nonprofit that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women, and also included a rooftop cocktail party and open bar.

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at UCLA Anderson and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.

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