Forget the beaches, barbecues, sunshine, and shorts. Come August, if you work in MBA admissions, it’s time to hit the road. With the first round around the corner, the process starts getting serious. That means adcoms and applicants alike will be fixing their smiles, practicing their handshakes, and sharpening their pitches.
These events go by many names: socials, showcases, fairs, forums, chats, and conferences. From Ottawa to Lima to Kampala, this is a chance for applicants to go one-on-one with deans, adcoms and alumni – the very people who can champion their cause. Here, candidates can become more than one of the dozen essays read in a day. Face-to-face, they are unforgettable dreamers and catalysts whom decision-makers can picture enriching their communities. Such applicants are harder to reject – or waitlist, for that matter.
Where will the top business schools be this year? Collectively, you’ll find them together at Forté Forums or The CenteCourt MBA Festival in seven cities in September alone this year, from San Francisco to New York. More intimately, you can enjoy meet-and-greets at information sessions, alumni-hosted panels, coffee chats, webinars, campus visit days, or dinners targeting populations like veterans and women. In short, you can interact with schools in almost every conceivable venue, whether you want to learn more about student life or how to make your application more competitive.
Want to know the next time Harvard Business School comes to Dallas or INSEAD to Bangalore? Got a layover in Chicago and wondering when Kellogg holds campus tours? Below, you’ll find links to over 50 school sites featuring the dates, start times, locations, agendas, and registration for all of the events they’ve scheduled for the coming year so far, including upcoming CentreCourt events sponsored by Poets&Quants. At CentreCourt in New York on Sept. 22, you can experience a master class taught by Harvard Business School Professor Mihir Desai. At CentreCourt in San Francisco on Sept. 6, you can hear and meet Kirsten Moss, assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
To find out when your favorite schools will be in your area, click on the “Upcoming Events” links below.
U.S. MBA Programs: Admissions Events