The Rady School of Management is launching a formal referral program to recruit students for Rady School programs. The referral program is open to all members of the Rady School community, including current students, alumni, faculty and staff. Community members are encouraged to refer friends, family or colleagues who may be able to benefit from a program at the Rady School.
Once a formal referral form is filled out, the admissions office will contact the candidate to further discuss potential programs and arrange an advising session or a campus visit. Individuals who refer candidates are welcome to reach out directly to the admissions office at any time to inquire about the progress of any referrals they have made.
A recent survey of incoming students at the Rady School indicated that a referral was an initial source of information for 58 percent of new students. Referrals were the most cited means of information and, as such, the Rady Admissions Office hopes to provide an incentive for referred candidates. An application fee waiver of $200 will be provided to any candidate who is presented to the Rady Admissions Office through the official referral process.
“I was referred to Rady by Pierre Sleiman (MBA ’13), an alumnus who was my best friend growing up here in San Diego,” said Luis M Rodriguez-Martin (MBA ’17). “His referral carried a lot of weight because of our relationship, but a really important factor was the support for his business he claimed to find through the Rady community. Ultimately, the proof was in the results, because he has really been able to take his business to the next level thanks to some of the foundations and relationships he built at this school.”
Those interested in participating in the referral program can learn more about the initiative and refer a student here.
Aleena Karamally is a student writer for the Rady School and a freshman at UC San Diego. She is a Human Development major and a member of the UC San Diego Equestrian Team.