When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
In March 2016, UCLA Anderson’s Retail Business Association student club presented the 15th annual Anderson Charity Fashion Show—called “AnderGlam”—with the theme “Black and White.” 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 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 2016 show gathered funds for Challenge 4 Charity, the school’s largest charity, while the 2014 and 2015 events benefitted Dress for Success Los Angeles, a nonprofit that provides professional attire to disadvantaged women.
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