New TCU MBAs Jumpstart Their Degree at PreMBA Networking Festival in NYC

Their classes at TCU haven’t even started, but several incoming TCU MBAs couldn’t wait to make important connections at Poets & Quants’ preMBA Networking Festival in New York City. 

June 02,  2016

By Elaine Cole

Before their Fall 2016 classes begin, several students entering the TCU MBA program joined hundreds of other new MBAs from around the world to meet executives from top companies and recent MBA grads.

The preMBA Networking Festival, hosted in May by Poets & Quants, a news website devoted to the coverage of business schools, gave new MBA students a unique opportunity to make important connections, pick up career tips and get an early look at life after graduation.

TCU MBA Brandon Journay said it was an invaluable experience to “mingle with other MBA students from top programs, executives from several Fortune 500 companies and recent MBA graduates in the workforce. I made connections from schools in Asia, South America, Europe and all over the U.S.”

Classmate Fabian Lima agreed. “It was great to interact with potential employers almost four months before starting business school.” Fabian met executives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and LinkedIn.

TCU Neeley helped foot the bill for qualifying TCU MBA students who wanted to attend the event. TCU Neeley’s Graduate Career Services Center helped them prepare for the competitive atmosphere by reviewing résumés and prepping them on networking and follow-up skills.

Brandon and Fabian are excited to begin their journeys as TCU MBAs.

“I am looking forward to learning as much as I can, making connections and friends for life, and getting a job in consulting or investment banking,” Fabian said.

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