Incoming MBA Students Get a Head Start with the PreMBA Networking Festival in NYC

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Students entering the Neeley School this fall recently took a trip to New York City, where they joined entering MBAs from around the globe and executives at some of the world’s top companies for an exclusive event. The preMBA Networking Festival, hosted by Poets and Quants, provided students a unique opportunity to make important connections, pick up career development tips and learn how to prepare for life after graduation.

Brandon Journay and Fabian Lima are two 2018 TCU MBA candidates who attended the festival. “The opportunity to mingle with MBA students from the top programs, executives from several Fortune 500 companies and recent MBA graduates in the workforce was an invaluable experience,” said Journay. “I was surprised to find a global representation at the conference. I made connections from attending schools in Asia, South America, Europe and all over the U.S.”

Lima also found the opportunity to network with leaders from top companies invaluable. “It was great to interact with potential employers almost four months before starting business school,” he said. Lima was able to make connections with other incoming students from around the globe, as well as executives from PwC, Deloitte and LinkedIn.

LaTanya Johns, Director of TCU’s Graduate Career Services Center, and her team worked with attending students to prepare them for the competitive atmosphere of the networking event by reviewing resumes and prepping students on networking and follow-up skills.

Although the new semester is still a few months away, Lima and Journay are now a bit more prepared for the next two years and excited to begin their journeys as MBA students.

“I am looking forward to learning as much as I can, making connections and friends for life, getting a job in consulting or investment banking and helping make the TCU MBA program even better each year,” said Lima.

“I am looking forward to jumping in and starting the MBA phase of my life,” said Journay, who selected TCU for its reputation and connections in operations and supply chain management in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. 

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