October 2023 CentreCourt MBA Festival

Are you exploring an MBA to advance your career? If so, tune in as we bring you our final CentreCourt MBA Festival event for 2023. CentreCourt co-founders, John A. Byrne and Matt Symonds speak with 25+ top business schools to provide you insightful real world perspectives from alumni as they share their personal experiences and offer thoughtful advice. You will also gain exclusive access to Career Services leadership, as they bring you inside the world’s top programs for insights on career placement and trends, how schools support you in your career journey, and how the degree can not only transform your career, but your life.


Fireside Chat – Conversation With Jonathan Levin, Dean Of Stanford Business School

This CentreCourt listen in as John Byrne interviews Stanford Dean Jonathan Levin. In their conversation gain insight into the value of an MBA, its ROI, sustainability, climate change, AI, technology advancements, the future of business, and so much more. World class faculty and its proximity to external community experts and business leaders by pairing academics and practitioners, plus inportant speakers, coaching and mentoring to give students a glimpse to current trends and the future and adding to the its Impact to the world. Education is transformational toward bigger aspirations.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? IESE, London Business School & Cambridge Judge

Join Matt Symonds as he interview careers panel from IESE, London Business and Cambridge Judge MBA programs. Get insight into a global perspective of networking, career services and coaching, AI, learned skills, market trends, alumni connections, and more at these world class international schools.


The MBA And Your Career: IESE & London Business School

Join John A. Byrne as he interviews graduates from IESE and London Business School. Hear why they chose their international schools, surprises as they started, the learning experience, personal and professional feedback they gained, start-ups, and more. Both share how this journey pulled them out of their comfort zone and the hallmarks of their programs. This session will provide you the needed answers to a global perspective and an international MBA.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? UCLA Anderson, Texas McCombs & UNC Kenan-Flagler

Listen in as Careers panelists from Kenan-Flagler, Anderson and McCombs share highlights of their respective MBA programs. In this session you will hear about market trends, support services, career coaching, internships, AI, personal and professional development skills, alumni networks and the future of the MBA.


The MBA And Your Career: UCLA Anderson, Texas McCombs & UNC Kenan-Flagler

Alumni from from Kenan-Flagler, Anderson and McCombs share their MBA journey. Listen to their interesting backgrounds on how these career switchers pivoted toward their educational path, along with their learning experiences, biggest surprises, learned skills, networking, sustainability, and so much more. This session will provide you needed advice and a real world perspective toward an MBA.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? Emory Goizueta, Carnegie Mellon Tepper & IU Kelley

Career panelists from Emory Goizueta, Carnegie Mellon Tepper & IU Kelley provide insight into their respective MBA programs with Matt Symonds. You will hear about current and future market trends, ROI, partner coaching, internship experiences, the ever-changing tech industry, learned skills, alumni networks, plus more. Many of your questions to determine if an MBA is a right fit for you will be adressed here.


The MBA And Your Career: Emory Goizueta, Carnegie Mellon Tepper & IU Kelley

Listen in as John A. Byrne has a lively conversation with alumni from from Goizueta, Tepper & Kelley as they discuss their personal MBA experiences. Each shared their educational journey from choosing a business school, why an MBA, and where they are now. Details around learning, being a career switcher, finding employment, hallmark experiences, networking, plus more were discussed. Keeping open minded, considering culture, and cohort connections were just a few pieces of advice, but tune-in to get your own questions answered.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? UMass Isenberg, Baruch Zicklin, Univ of SC Moore & Case Western

Career panelists from Isenberg, Baruch Zicklin, SC Moore & Case Western take a deep dive into their MBA options. You will hear about market impact, employment options, ROI, coaching, internship experiences, the ever-changing tech industry, learned skills, alumni networks, plus more. Many of your questions to determine if an MBA is a right fit for you will be addressed here.


The MBA And Your Career: UMass Isenberg, Baruch Zicklin, Univ of SC Moore & Case Western

Career transitioners from Isenberg, Baruch Zicklin, SC Moore & Case Western share their personal MBA experiences with John A. Byrne. Hear how networking, their curriculum, the professors, the learning experiences, their cohorts, skills learned, what they would have done differently and more made significant impacts on where they are today. Also learn why they encourage you to determine what you hope to get out of your MBA experience, but be open to change along the way.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? UCT Graduate School Of Business, Asia School Of Business & Rotterdam School Of Management

International career panelists from Rotterdam, Asia School of Business & Capetown provide insight into their respective MBA programs with Matt Symonds. You will hear the global perspective on current and future market employment trends, leadership opportunities, alumni networks, professional development byway of career coaches, leadership skills, plus more. In this session you will be provided advice and answers to your questions to determine if an international MBA is a right fit for you.


The MBA And Your Career: UCT Graduate School Of Business, Asia School Of Business & Rotterdam School Of Management

Join Matt Symonds as he interviews graduates from Rotterdam, Asia School of Business & Capetown. This insightul and thoughtful session will provide their journey and why they chose their international schools, surprises they learned along the way, the learning experience, personal and professional skills gained, and more. Each will provide a global perspective with helpful answers and advice on how best to move toward your MBA.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? Yale SOM, Michigan Ross, Duke Fuqua & UVA Darden

Career panelists from Yale SOM, Michigan Ross, Duke Fuqua, and UVA Darden share highlights of their respective MBA programs. In this session you will hear about hiring market trends, support services, career coaching, internships, learned development skills, alumni networks, the future of the MBA, plus more. This informative and transformational session is not to be missed and filled with helpful advice.


The MBA And Your Career: Yale SOM, Michigan Ross, Duke Fuqua & UVA Darden

Matt Symonds talks with Alumni from Yale SOM, Michigan Ross, Duke Fuqua, and UVA Darden as each shares their MBA journey. Listen to their personal stories on how they navigated their educational path, their learning experiences, alumni connections, clubs and experential learning, learned skills, networking, and so much more. This session will provide you needed advice and a real world perspective toward an MBA.


Where Can An MBA Take Your Career? Florida Warrington, Notre Dame Mendoza, Ohio State Fisher & Georgia Tech Scheller

Career panelists from Florida Warrington, Notre Dame Mendoza, Ohio State Fisher and Georgia Tech Scheller highlight their MBA programs. Hear about market trends, support services, practical curriculum exposure, career coaching, learned development skills, alumni networks, the future of the MBA, plus more. This session will provide you answers to determine if you have the needed grit to attend one of these top business schools?


The MBA And Your Career: Florida Warrington, Notre Dame Mendoza, Ohio State Fisher & Georgia Tech Scheller

John A. Byrne talks with graduates from Florida Warrington, Notre Dame Mendoza, Ohio State Fisher and Georgia Tech Scheller as each shares their transformative paths toward an MBA. Hear their personal stories on how they chose their schools, learning and curriculum, alumni connections, hallmark experiences, advice, and so much more. This session will provide you the needed questions to ask yourself and prospective business schools to determine a right fit for you.


MBA Story Spotlight – An Insider’s Guide To Standing Out In The MBA Admissions Race

Join Petia Whitmore, a former Dean of MBA Admissions and Founder of My MBA Path, to get fully updated on what it takes to find and tell an MBA story that wins you an admission in the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. In this Spotlight you will learn, what differentiating yourself looks like, the exact steps successful MBA admits use to create cohesive and powerful MBA stories, and how to do it all without the soul-crushing question “Is my MBA Story Good Enough?”


Change, Impact And The Stanford MBA

Stanford GSB Class of 2022 graduate, Andrew Leon Hanna shares his MBA journey, and is among the most inspiring people we have ever hosted at CentreCourt. Hear his unbelievable accomplishments filled with opportunity, social entrepreneurship, sense of purpose and more, as he delved into the Stanford application process and beyond. This thought provoking interview will have you questioning what makes you come alive?


The Power Of People And The Harvard MBA

Listen in as Jonathan Franco Harvard Business School 2023 grad chats with Matt Symonds about his MBA journey. In this interview you will get candid insight into his experiences and how and why he chose Harvard, along with the leadership skills learned, his motivation, the value he gained, networking, his learning experience, plus so much more.


Leadership, Storytelling And The Columbia MBA

Melanie Espeland, Columbia Business School MBA Class of 2017 graduate shares her colorful journey toward an MBA and opening her own business. Hear about her process to choosing an MBA and her nontraditional story as a fashion artist including ROI, head-start networking, learning and curriculum, the gmat, internships, and more. Melanie encourages that you ask yourself the hard questions through self reflection to take control of your own destiny.


Community, Diversity And The Wharton MBA

Join Matt Symonds as he talks with Sarah Powers, Wharton MBA graduate from their groundbreaking 2023 class with 51.6% women. Hear her incredible and thoughtful story of her love for working with entrepreneur start-ups, launching of her own new business, how she balanced school while starting a new family, and how collectively the village came together. This session will inspire other young families to get through the demands of school through personal sacrifices while fulfilling your personal and professional dreams.

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