Graduate Management News

Celebrate MBA Volunteerism in the First-Ever TeamMBA Week

Business schools are signing up for the first-ever TeamMBA Week, the international celebration of volunteerism by MBA schools.

It might be a group walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Or a construction project with Habitat for Humanity. Or a bike ride to support cancer research. From Hong Kong to Cape Town to New Orleans, students and staff from MBA programs around the world are volunteering to make a difference as part of TeamMBA.

Scheduled for April 21–25, 2008, TeamMBA Week will raise public awareness of the positive impact business schools have on their communities. It will offer a chance to show the world that students and staff at business schools are serious about social responsibility and the business of giving back. TeamMBA Week is one of the activities of TeamMBA, the GMAC global initiative for community service by graduate management students.

“Earth Day this year is April 22—the perfect tie-in for your school to plant trees, pick up trash, start a recycling campaign, or put your own good ideas to use to help the environment,” says Melissa Knueven, the Council’s associate director for global citizenship initiatives and Team MBA week organizer.

Whether your school is a veteran participant in TeamMBA or you’ve just heard about it and want to get involved, you can sign up for TeamMBA Week in three easy steps:

  1. Identify a community project or charity event during the week of April 21, 2008, including the adjacent weekends.
  2. Sign your school up to participate in that local activity.
  3. Contact Melissa Knueven at with your name, email address, and phone number. TeamMBA staff will contact you to follow up.

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