preMBA 2022 - 1080x340 May 11 & 12
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Join us for an exclusive event for new graduate business school admits!
It's never too early to forge important connections, become savvier about your internship and career options, and get a head start on your business school pivot.
Meet with top MBA employers, network with your peers from business schools all over the globe, and get your resume in MBA employers hands before you arrive on campus this fall! 

2023 Participating Firms

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Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival

Why attend?

Early Access

Be the first in your cohort to meet and network with executives and recruiters from the world’s largest MBA employers. You’ll  hear from leaders and recruiters at each firm about the recruitment process, what they look for in candidates, company culture and much more!


Learn what careers in Consulting, Finance, Tech, and CPG could look like for you post your degree.  Hear from MBAs working in these firms about their day-to-day-life, projects they work on, career paths, and how their MBA helped prepare them.  

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Expand Your Network

The preMBA Networking Festival isn’t just about engaging with executives and recruiters. It’s about connecting with your peers and weaving together contacts and friendships with new admits from all over the world, some of whom may be attending your program in the fall! 

Engage your networking muscles.

This event is about making real connections. Attendees will receive an exclusive tips guide and attend live webinars prior to the event to learn how to get the most out of the event and network like a pro!

Targeted Small Group Sessions

We'll host dedicated sessions from select firms for women, diversity groups, veterans, and share opportunities for careers not only in the U.S. but  around globe.


Application Process

All preMBA Networking Festival attendees must be accepted into a full-time MBA program or other graduate-level business degree beginning in the Fall of 2023 or January 2024.

Prospective attendees must submit a current resume and acceptance letter as part of the application process. Although early registrations may be processed without an acceptance letter, event attendance is contingent upon providing proof of admission.

Cost to attend the networking festival is $75.

Admission includes all online festivities including sponsor & presenter sessions, panel discussions, and inclusion in a resume book of attendees provided to all sponsors. Selected students may be invited by the sponsors to meet virtually with a recruiter after the event.

Even though this event is online, capacity may be capped. Apply early! 

Registration Closes May 5

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A detailed event schedule will be provided to registered participants on May 1, 2023.

Thursday, May 11:  9am - 5pm ET

Sessions will include opening panel with senior leadership from participating companies, general sessions with each firm, and networking opportunities.

Friday, May 12: 9am - 3pm ET

Small group sessions, networking, workshops, and more!

Past Events

preMBA Festival Highlights

For four years Poets&Quants hosted this multi-industry trek live in Manhattan. Attendees visited their choice of 16 companies in their New York executive offices over four major MBA career tracks: consulting, finance, technology, and CPG/industrial.

In 2020, we moved the event online. As a result, we were able to connect students from over 30 countries to top employers, give admits an early head start at engaging with firms and fellow future business leaders from all over the globe before beginning their MBA.

What They're Saying

"The preMBA P&Q festival exposed me to executives in fascinating roles that I didn't even know existed. It was a fantastic event to learn about multiple companies and industries and connect with the right people before school even starts." Diego, Michigan Ross 2021 MBA Candidate & 2019 preMBA Festival Attendee
"What was there not to love? The firms represented were some of the biggest firms for MBAs, each office visit had their own feel and design and the opening and closing receptions were well put together." Jeremy, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
"Great conference, epic organization, wonderful meetings and overall a great opportunity." Sabeena, INSEAD
"The first time I met [company] was at Poets&Quants' preMBA closing event held at J.P. Morgan, where I made strong connections with the recruiters. Right now I have two investment banking offers." Akwugo, The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania
"It was great to interact with potential employers almost four months before starting business school." Fabian, Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University
"I was offered my first internship last week as a direct result of the P&Q event in May!" Dustin, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
"As competition continues to increase and the company recruiting cycles continue to get moved up, I consider this event to be essential for all future incoming MBA students who are looking to give themselves the best opportunity to make the most of attending a top business school." Navin, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
"The event was very well organized and was everything I expected! After two fun and engaging days, I walked away with new friends, new industry and firm specific insights, and new connections at my favorite firms!" Nivedita
"Due to my initial exposure to recruiters during the NYC networking event in May, I have been offered an investment banking internship with one of the event sponsors. Thank you and your team for hosting such an informative and helpful pre-MBA event, which really enabled me to confidently recruit early." Sam, Navy Veteran & 2019 McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University MBA Candidate

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