POETS&QUANTS PREMBA NETWORKING FESTIVAL
Registration for the festival is now closed. If you are interested in attending the festival in 2020, please complete this form below.
Welcome our Premiere Sponsor for 2019
ARE YOU STARTING YOUR MBA NEXT FALL? JOIN US IN NYC!
Poets&Quants’ 4th Annual preMBA Networking Festival is coming to NYC again in May. After three successful years of hosting this multi-industry trek, we’re providing this unique opportunity exclusively to newly admitted MBA students from leading business schools. If you are starting your MBA program in the fall of 2019 and are looking to forge important connections, become more savvy about your MBA career options, and get a head start on making sure your MBA degree has an immediate payoff, do not miss the Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival!
Early access. Attendees of the Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival are the first in their cohort to meet and network with executives and recruiters from the world’s largest MBA employers. This is an opportunity to, not only learn how to, but to make real connections with recruiters before they reach campus in the fall.
Expand your personal network. The preMBA Networking Festival isn’t just about meeting 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! Regardless of where you’ve come from, you’ll meet someone with similar obstacles and experiences along the MBA journey: transitioning from career to MBA, military to MBA, or the challenges and opportunities unique to being a woman or underrepresented minority or international student pursing an MBA.
Engage your networking muscles. This isn’t about asking for a job. This event is about making real connections. To do that over a short interaction, you’ll have to learn how to network like a pro. Before the event even begins, accepted attendees will receive a guide covering more than just networking essentials and will attend a live webinar with tips on how to get the most out of the event. Beginning Thursday night, attendees will be practicing and refining their personal elevator pitch and will have the opportunity to try it out on executives and partners over both festival days.
Open registration begins on November 1st, 2018. Only 300 applicants will be accepted to attend the festival. Interested candidates are encouraged to stay up-to-date on registration details and deadlines.
Prospective attendees must submit a current resume and a round one or two acceptance letter as part of the application process. Although early registrations may be processed without an acceptance letter, event attendance is contingent upon providing the letter by the deadline.
Cost to Attend:
Reception Only - $59. Opening and Closing Receptions. Join us for an informative panel with the c-suite from finance, tech, CPG, and consulting, a meet and greet with all of our companies, and a networking reception with McKinsey & Company. Your resume will also be included in the resume book shared with sponsors.
CLOSED Premium Admission - $299. This is limited to 35 attendees. Premium attendees will attend the opening and closing receptions and be guaranteed placement in their choice of Friday's company sessions for the full day.
CLOSED General Admission - $199. Attendees who sign up for general admission will attend both the opening and closing receptions and will be able to select Friday's company sessions based on available seating in each session or invitation from the sponsor.
The cost of registration includes all festivities including the opening night reception, presenters, panel discussion, full day of on-site sessions with sponsors, a metro card for travel to and from sessions on Friday, and a closing networking event.
APPLY for the Bschool Travel Scholarship to cover 100% of your application fee HERE. Women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply. The deadline is extended to March 31st.
Questions about the event?
Email our event coordinator Ingrid Shults. Interested in sponsoring the 2019 Poets&Quants’ preMBA Networking Festival? Contact our publisher Sat Sharma. Read about the preMBA Networking festival from a prior year attendee HERE.