preMBA Networking Festival

preMBA Networking Festival, May 5 & 6, NYC

May 5 & 6, New York City

The May 2016 festival brought together entering MBAs and the world’s top companies. Fall 2016 admits, joined us for a trek in New York City. Watch our short highlight video of the event!

Poets&Quants will be hosting the 2nd Annual preMBA Networking Festival in May 2017. Once again, we will provide this unique opportunity exclusively to recently admitted MBA students. If you are starting your MBA program in the fall of 2017 and are looking to make important connections, become more savvy about career development, and better prepare yourself after graduation, do not miss Poets&Quants’ preMBA Networking Festival! 

A bit About the 2016 Festival:

May 5th – Welcome kick-off at NYU’s Stern School of Business. What’s it like to work in consulting, finance, technology, and CPG/healthcare? How should you prepare for your MBA career in each industry? Hear executives from leading MBA employers such as J. P. Morgan, McKinsey & Co. and Anheuser Busch inBev, in the pre-festival welcome and panel discussion.

May 6th – Festival Day in New York City! Visit different companies in their New York executive offices in four major MBA career tracks: consulting, finance, technology, and CPG/healthcare. Get a feel for the companies, their cultures and people in your choice of hosted one-hour sessions. Design your own schedule; zigzag across tracks or concentrate on a single track.

May 6thA cocktail round-up not to miss. Festival Day ends with a closing reception sponsored by J.P. Morgan on the  50th floor of their midtown offices.

PreMBA candidates submitted a current resume and a round one or two acceptance letter.

Cost to attend – $250 ($125 for early registration by April 18th)

Registration includes welcome panel and reception, full day festival trek (includes five sessions, lunch, and metro card for the day) and closing networking event.

Do you have questions about the event? Want to get on the email list for future events? Email Poets&Quants’ general manager Heather Soderquist at

To help registered attendees prepare for this event, Poets&Quants will share a guide to networking basics. We also will host a live webinar for attendees in advance of the event, providing smart and simple advice on how to get the most out of this opportunity.

2016 Agenda

View the full agenda

Welcome Reception, Thursday, May 5th, 2016
4:45pm Welcome Reception and Panel Discussion
Festival Day, Friday, May 6th, 2016
8:30am – 5:30pm Attendees will choose 5 sessions to attend: either by track or by company.
6:00pm Closing Round Up Reception

festival partners

Sponsoring presenters & festival HOSTS

DeloitteNYU SternCommonBondKelleyAccenture Strategy


PWClogo-secThe Boston Consulting GroupPymetrics

If you are a company interested in participating in our festival and sponsorship, please contact us.