Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA)
The Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) represents the almost 20,000 alumni of the A. B. Freeman School of Business, and TABA provides support to the school, its students and alumni through a variety of activities.
- TABA organizes and hosts the Tulane Business Forum, the largest one-day conference of its type in New Orleans with an audience of ~700. Each year, the forum features speakers of national acclaim who address a wide variety of business topics of general interest to the business community. Continuing Professional Education and Professional Engineering credits can be earned by attending the forum. For information on this year's forum, please visit www.tulanebusinessforum.com.
- TABA supports student placement by sponsoring network receptions around the country, most notably Freeman Days in New York, Houston, Chicago and New Orleans.
- TABA also sponsors the Tulane Business Plan Competition and the TABA Community Service Program, a program in partnership with the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship. This program affords students opportunities for experiential learning in their fields of study as business consultants to local organizations.
How can I get involved and contribute?
There are many ways for you to contribute--with your time, your energy, your ideas, and by donating to the annual fund.
The easiest way for us to include you is to visit RECONNECT and update your home or work information.
There are also several LinkedIn professional networking groups; upload your profile at http://linkedin.com and request membership on the Burkenroad Reports, Darwin Fenner Fund, Tulane Entrepreneurs Association or the Freeman School of Business groups. (Rhonda Brown is listed as the "owner" for these groups.)
You can also volunteer for the speakers' bureau. Let us know if you're willing to be a guest speaker in a class, serve on a career panel, or be a judge for a competition. If you're coming to New Orleans, let us know and we'll try to put you in contact with students interested in your industry. To join, contact Rhonda Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.862.8470
In an effort to impact the school's rankings, we encourage all alumni to contribute to the school. More and more ranking publications are using the percentage of alumni who contributed as an evaluation tool. The size of the gift is less important than the fact that you gave and the percentage increased. Please consider a gift of $50 per year (or a sum with which you're comfortable) to the Freeman School. Those contributing $50 or more are considered supporting alumni. By becoming a supporting alumnus/a, you are helping ensure that certain services to the Freeman School and Freeman School alumni continue, including ongoing Freeman projects, scholarships and fellowships. Please consider a donation NOW!