Overcoming Challenges During College

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Carlena Neely shares some of the challenges that she faced during college and how she overcame them.

About Out for Undergrad:

In 2004, several MBA students at Cornell University recognized an opportunity to directly connect leading companies with the best and brightest LGBTQ+ students, talk about diversity and inclusion, careers and how employees can live authentically at work.

The first O4U Business Conference was born. The Business Conference has more than quadrupled in size and given birth to the other three Conferences In Engineering, Marketing and Tech.

More than 172 of the world’s leading corporations host and fund these experiences for potential recruits to their firms, including such well recognized brands as Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Cargill, PepsiCo and Ogilvy-Mather. More than almost 1,000 diverse and high achieving LGBTQ+ students are accepted each year to O4U conferences after a rigorous application process.

Employees of sponsoring corporations, O4U alumni and well-respected industry experts meet, greet, mentor and inspire students through O4U’s proprietary Authenticity, Careers, and Inclusion curriculum.

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