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New Inclusive Leadership GBA Interest Group

A new GBA Interest Group on Inclusive Leadership has been approved.

The group is being led by GBA students Christabell Makokha (Christabell.Makokha@tufts.edu) and Margaret (Meg) Richardson (Margaret.Richardson@tufts.edu). Please email one of the student leaders if you are interested in joining!

About the Inclusive Leadership Interest Group

Group Goal: The goal of the GBA Inclusive Leadership Interest Group is to provide students with an interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a platform to discuss, research, share, brainstorm, and network with students who are interested in building their leadership capacity with a specifically equitable and inclusive lens. In this group we will discuss the different types of diversity that exist in a global workforce and ways to ensure we boldly embody and incorporate equitable and inclusive practices into our leadership habits.

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Plan of Study Form Due March 10th

Every semester, students must complete the GBA Plan of Study Form. This form allows us to track your progress, ensure you complete requirements for graduation, and grant priority course registration privileges to students nearing the end of their studies. It is recommended, but not required for students not in their first semester to complete the form with Jaclyn, the program’s Student Success Advisor. Students in their first semester of the program should see the below note.

All students must submit the GBA Plan of Study Form by Wednesday, March 10th.

Priority Course Registration
Priority course registration opens approximately 48 hours before the regular registration window. To be considered for priority registration, you must complete the plan of study form in full and have only one or two semesters of study remaining. Please note that priority registration is granted based on number of semesters remaining, not credits. If you qualify for priority registration, you will receive an email approximately two weeks before course registration opens with detailed instructions.

Students in Their First Semester
Students in their first semester of the program should complete the plan of study form in consultation with Jaclyn. Students in their first semester do not need to adhere to the submission deadline and may submit the form a few days afterwards if need be. All other students must adhere to the deadline. If you do not have a scheduled meeting with Jaclyn, please schedule time via her scheduling link: https://app.grooveapp.com/meetings/jtyne

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New “GBA plus 1: Networking for and by Students” Interest Group

A new GBA Interest Group titled “GBA plus 1: Networking for and by Students” has been approved.

The group is being led by GBA students Catherine Ternes (catherine.ternes@tufts.edu) and Adam Basciano (adam.basciano@tufts.edu). Please email one of the student leaders if you are interested in joining!

About the GBA Plus 1: Networking for and by Students Interest Group:

GBA plus 1 is focused on offering opportunities for networking, substantive educational engagement, and career exploration for GBA students via virtual gatherings. Each session will be facilitated by one GBA student and will feature an invited guest from that particular GBA student’s professional/personal network. Using a simple “fireside chat” format and open-source approach to planning meetings on a monthly or quarterly basis, GBA plus 1 has the potential to cover a wide range of topic areas of interest and relevance to the GBA community. A small working group of GBA volunteer planners will help ensure smooth, professional, and inclusive settings within and across each event.

All students are welcome to join the meetings.

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New ESG & Corporate Responsibility GBA Interest Group

A new GBA Interest Group on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Corporate Responsibility has been approved.

The group is being led by GBA students Sally Whitmore (sally.whitmore@tufts.edu), Eric Smith (eric.smith@tufts.edu), and Bennett Schwartz (bennett.schwartz@tufts.edu). Please email one of the student leaders if you are interested in joining!

About the ESG & Corporate Responsibility Interest Group:

Group Goal: An ongoing group-chat that mentions articles or issues we see in daily life with a monthly zoom meet up that hosts different people who are working in the space and how they implement ESG into their career or have constructed their career around ESG.

The following three pillars drive group topics:

  1. ESG as investment
  2. ESG as corporation
  3. ESG as business venture

Within these three pillars, we will seek to:

  1. On an ongoing basis, share conversations and articles regarding ESG and have productive conversations with people who are like-minded and passionate about the same topics. This will help in relating ESG to the broader macro/global picture
  2. Seek out potential pro-bono projects within large corporations to work on as a group, giving all of our members a better understanding for what potential projects/roles could look like and further develop skills.
  3. Invite speakers on a monthly or bi-monthly basis to speak on ESG integration into a career. These events could be open for all of Fletcher/Tufts members to attend.

All students are welcome to join the monthly meetings regardless of group membership. The hope is to touch on all aspects of ESG and how that affects globalization.