Black Business Student Forum

25th Annual Conference

What are the skills critical for success in 2013? What are the risks to be considered? More importantly, who has taken bold moves in their own careers to pursue their unique definition of success? The 25th Annual Black Business Student Forum Conference, “A Day in the Life of an MBA” will stimulate discussions and answers to these bold questions.

Organized in two parts, the conference will take place on February 1st, 2013 at the Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia.


The "Day in the Life of an MBA" conference will increase awareness of local high school minority students on opportunities in business and provide the students with mentors that can help the students achieve their aspirations.

The conference is intended to:

1. Educate current Darden students of the importance of reducing the underrepresentation of minorities in senior levels in business
2. A culminating seminar to expose local high school students to opportunities in business
3. Provide networking opportunities for current BBSF members with current non-BBSF students and with BBSF alumni

Keynote Speaker

Stacie Scott, Executive Director Workforce, United Way of the National Capital Area

Ms. Scott is also the Founder & Executive Director of the non-profit, Extra-Ordinary Life, founded to provide travel and enrichment opportunities to teen girls living in DC foster care.

“Leap of Faith” Celebration Panel 

The MBA curriculum teaches students to analyze data, and choose an opportunity that promises the most optimal return.  However, there are moments in our lives when we’re presented with great opportunities, the value of which cannot be validated by the analytical approaches we learn in class.  Leap of Faith is a broader BBSF initative which captures the stories of Darden alums who have made a choice based more on belief than facts.

During the second half of the conference this year, we will engage with and celebrate these courageous alums’ ability to take a “leap of faith” and achieve the seemingly impossible.

2013 Conference Flyer 2


2013 BBSF Sponsors

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