Blacks Plan Symposium On Business

The black student and alumni organizations at Harvard Business School will sponsor their sixth annual symposium February 3 and 4 on blacks in business and management careers.

E. Stanley O'Neal, vice president of the Afro-American Student Union and a business school student, said the meeting will provide information on career opportunities for undergraduates as well as business students. Amy Meyer, associate director of admissions at the Business School, said yesterday she hopes the symposium will attract undergraduates interested in business school, but added that the office has no plans for formal recruitment meetings during the two-day symposium.

O'Neal said "Harvard Business School, in particular, loses out because, we suspect, some people who are highly qualified are not aware of the opportunities at Harvard." Business schools must compete with law and medical schools for minority students, he added.

Speaker

The group's principal speaker is Otis M. Smith, vice president and general counsel of General Motors Corporation.

Meyer said the symposium sponsors chose Smith because "he is considered a good role model."