Morrow, GA—An MBA student at Clayton State University will be heading to Chicago next month after recently being selected to attend a conference aimed at increasing workplace diversity.
Krystle Carter, a native of Wahiawa Hawaii, decided to take the advice of one of her professors and enter into the competitive process for the PhD Project Annual Conference. Carter, who’s seeking an MBA in Human Resource Leadership, says she was floored to find out she was handpicked.
“I was shocked, surprised, and ecstatic when I received the news that I was selected to attend this all-expenses paid conference. I know this once in a lifetime opportunity will increase my knowledge and expand my network."
Dr. Leon Prieto, Assistant Professor of Management at Clayton State, was the faculty member who pushed her to apply, and he says he was always confident she would be selected.
“Getting selected to attend the PhD Project Annual Conference is extremely competitive, however I was not surprised Krystle was selected based on her leadership, discipline, and drive,” says Dr. Prieto.
Adding, “I am very proud of her accomplishments, and I expect her to become a Management professor in the not so distant future.”
The mission of the PhD Project is to increase diversity in the workplace by increasing the diversity of faculty members at business schools. The organization is committed to addressing the under-representation of African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American business professors in the classroom. Carter says this conference will help her to reach her dream of mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.
“My ultimate academic goal is to obtain a Doctoral Degree so I can live my passion through educating future leaders of the world.”
The PhD Annual Conference is scheduled for November 18-20, and it will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel. For more information about the PhD Project, please visit http://www.phdproject.org