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Golden Opportunity: Visit with MBA Admissions Teams in Texas, 2019

By Ajay Amar, Ph.D., Jun 11 2019 03:57PM

“Time is money,” said Benjamin Franklin. He also said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” and when that investment requires only your time (and maybe the effort of looking presentable), what could be better?


If you’re going to apply to business schools this year, invest your time wisely. Brush off your business suit, and take the time to meet the admissions teams who are traveling to Texas. You’ll get a better idea of what the admissions officers seek in candidates, how to improve your applications, and what the strengths of each school are, as well as gaining valuable contacts. These opportunities typically come only once a year (if at all), so don’t let them pass you by.


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June 2019


Haas School of Business Coffee Chat – Houston


Houston Coffee - Tuesday, June 11

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Register: https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/event-detail-page-2018?id=3c4aa50d-55c7-4958-9da0-7f3577c8f3cc


University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business (Berkeley-Haas) seeks MBA candidates who demonstrate "confidence without attitude," question the status quo, have made a positive impact on others, and are "students always." Is that you? If so, sign up for an afternoon coffee chat with Berkeley-Haas's Director of Diversity.


The Wharton School Information Session & Alumni Panel – Austin & Dallas


Austin – Tuesday, June 11

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/event/mba-admissions-information-session-alumni-panel-austin-2/


Dallas – Thursday, June 13

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/event/mba-admissions-information-session-alumni-panel-dallas/


Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is known for its data-driven, analytical approach applied to topics ranging from innovation to negotiations to marketing to leadership. Join the Associate Director of Admissions and a panel of alumni to learn about all that Wharton has to offer.


Tuck School of Business Coffee Chats – Dallas


Dallas Coffee 1 - Thursday, June 13

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Register: https://apply.tuck.dartmouth.edu/register/?id=fe22cebf-51f8-42f7-8bfc-e8635d0bb680


Dallas Coffee 2 - Thursday, June 13

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Register: https://apply.tuck.dartmouth.edu/register/?id=faab9ae8-f42d-4e92-b244-cc17974f39c6


Dartmouth College's Tuck School is known for being a close-knit and loyal community and an excellent general management program with a very global mindset. Tuck MBA students must take at least one course in a country that is new to them. To learn more, get up early to have coffee with the Executive Director of Tuck Admissions.


Chicago Booth School of Business Information Session – Houston


Monday, June 17

7:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Register: https://apply.chicagobooth.edu/register/?id=559e4e23-ba13-45e1-8d68-4914c462c5ce


Storied Chicago Booth is known for its unique approach to management education, which combines quant focus, rigorous analysis, and encouragement of questioning and bold thinking. To learn more, join Chicago Booth admissions representatives, students, and alumni for a presentation followed by a reception.


Stanford Graduate School of Business Information Session – Houston


Monday, June 24

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/446923/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=2350&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=5f19e743a7e4a807a1277eb4171e809a&campaignid=7010z000000yTjMAAU&tfa_1975=


Stanford GSB is a global leader in management education, including the famous “Organizational Behavior 374: Interpersonal Dynamics” class. Go hear from the admissions officers from both the Stanford full-time MBA and Stanford MSx programs and a panel of alumni. (Wondering what the MSx is? It’s a one-year MS program tailored for experienced managers and executives.)



July 2019


Houston MBA & Business Master's Conference - The MBA Tour


Monday, July 15

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Register: https://www.thembatour.com/houston/


Still commonly known as The MBA Tour, this event is now owned by GMAC, the maker of the GMAT, and we’re excited to see the changes that may bring. In the past, the MBA Tour provided the unique opportunity to be invited to "meet up" with specific school representatives (if you had submitted a resume in advance).


So far, these business schools have been confirmed as attending the Houston event: Columbia Business School, Emory University's Goizueta Business School, Georgia Tech’s Scheller School of Business, the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business (the Moore School), the University of Rochester's Simon Business School, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Olin Business School, William & Mary’s Mason School of Business, Yale School of Management (Yale SOM), Barcelona-based IESE Business, and the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business (Texas McCombs MBA).


Columbia Business School Information Session – Houston


Tuesday, July 16

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Register: https://apply.gsb.columbia.edu/register/MBA-Info071619-Houston


Columbia Business School, a proud New Yorker, is traveling to Texas in search of people who are intellectually inquisitive, quant inclined, and globally minded. Meet the Associate Director of Admissions at this event, and convince her that you’re a match for CBS.


Yale School of Management Receptions - Houston, Austin, Dallas


Houston - Tuesday, July 16

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://som.yale.edu/event/2019/07/yale-som-houston-reception [Registration may not be open]


Austin - Wednesday, July 17

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://som.yale.edu/event/2019/07/yale-som-austin-reception [Registration may not be open]


Dallas - Thursday, July 18

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://som.yale.edu/event/2019/07/yale-som-dallas-reception


Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) features a unique integrated curriculum, Yale-authored "raw" cases, and opportunities engagement in the intellectual life of Yale University. Join Yale SOM at these Texas events to find out more about this top-ranked business school, which founded the Global Network for Advanced Management, as it moves to a new chapter under a new dean.


Stanford GSB Women's Coffee Chats – Houston & Sugar Land


Houston - Wednesday, July 17

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/446923/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=2350&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=5f19e743a7e4a807a1277eb4171e809a&campaignid=7010z000000ydQYAAY&tfa_1975=


Sugar Land - Saturday, July 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/446923/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=2350&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=5f19e743a7e4a807a1277eb4171e809a&campaignid=7010z000000usZrAAI&tfa_1975=


Stanford GSB doesn't have quotas for its admissions process, but does make sure to recruit

stellar women candidates (41% of its last MBA class was made up of women). Go meet with a few here in Texas.


August 2019


The Wharton School Information Session & Alumni Panel – Houston


Monday, August 12

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/event/mba-admissions-information-session-alumni-panel-houston-2/


Wharton is best known for its data-driven, analytical approach, but it also has an incredibly diverse community. Join the Senior Associate Director for Diversity and a panel of alumni to learn about all that Wharton has to offer.


Forté Forum for Women – Houston


Tuesday, August 13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_aimhigher&s_city=houston (registration to open in July)


The Forté Foundation event presents a truly unique opportunity to meet representatives from a wide array of business schools. (Although presentations are tailored for prospective women MBAs, attendees include men.) At this date, the following schools plan to be in Houston: Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business (Broad MBA), University of Michigan's Ross School of Business (Michigan Ross), University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler), Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management (Vanderbilt Owen), and Wisconsin School of Business.


University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs Multi-Program Information Sessions – Dallas, Houston & San Antonio


Dallas – Tuesday, August 13

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Register: https://graduate-admissions.mccombs.utexas.edu/register/?id=154226ea-1ebe-48f0-b888-f67ee5bb8f93


Houston – Wednesday, August 14

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Register: https://graduate-admissions.mccombs.utexas.edu/register/?id=8f824699-2663-4178-b145-55744ae600f1


San Antonio – Tuesday, August 20

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Register: https://graduate-admissions.mccombs.utexas.edu/register/?id=bc02b71d-2938-4362-9218-99e0671596dc


We encourage you to go visit Texas McCombs in the beautiful, brand-new Rowling Hall in Austin, but if you can’t, the Texas McCombs Admissions team will come to you! Join them for an information session to learn more about the MBA at Houston, Executive MBA, Evening MBA and full-time MBA programs.


Tuck School of Business Information Sessions – Houston & Dallas


Houston - Wednesday, August 14

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://apply.tuck.dartmouth.edu/register/?id=fe22cebf-51f8-42f7-8bfc-e8635d0bb680


Dallas - Thursday, August 15

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://apply.tuck.dartmouth.edu/register/?id=faab9ae8-f42d-4e92-b244-cc17974f39c6


Tuck School seeks MBA candidates who are seeks “smart, accomplished, aware, and nice.” Is that you? Go meet the admissions team and find out more.


Kellogg School of Management Information Sessions – Houston & Dallas


Houston – Tuesday, August 20

Dallas – Thursday, August 22

Registration links are here: https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events/events-near-you.aspx


Northwestern University’s Kellogg is renowned for its focus on developing student leadership and teamwork, as well as its flexible curriculum. Kellogg also has a brand-new dean, so everyone is wondering about what is next for the school. Registration typically opens up in mid-July for the Kellogg information events, and the slots fill quickly; register for an event as soon as you can.


Stanford GSB Women's Coffee Chat – Houston


Wednesday, August 28

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/446923/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=2350&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=5f19e743a7e4a807a1277eb4171e809a&campaignid=7010z000000yYV3AAM&tfa_1975=


The women of Stanford GSB are hosting another chat in Houston!


Stanford GSB Information Session – Austin & Dallas


Austin - Wednesday, August 28

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/446923/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=2350&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=5f19e743a7e4a807a1277eb4171e809a&campaignid=7010z000000yYV3AAM&tfa_1975=


Dallas - Thursday, August 29

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/446923/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=2350&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=5f19e743a7e4a807a1277eb4171e809a&campaignid=7010z000000yYV8AAM&tfa_1975=


Stanford GSB creates a rich learning environment in which MBA students approach problems from interdisciplinary perspectives; and get the opportunity to explore new points of view. Learn more from admissions officers and alumni at these information events, which , word to the wise, will probably fill up very quickly (so register now).



September 2019


MIT Sloan School of Management Information Sessions – Houston & Dallas


MFin and MBAn Coffee Chat – Houston – Wednesday, September 4

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register: https://applymitsloan.mit.edu/register/HTXMastersCoffeeSept2019


MBA Breakfast – Houston – Thursday, September 5

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Register: https://applymitsloan.mit.edu/register/SFMBABreakfastHoustonSept2019


“Sloan On-The-Road” Information Session – Dallas – Thursday, September 5

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Register: https://applymitsloan.mit.edu/register/DallasSOTRSept2019


MFin and MBAn Breakfast – Dallas – Friday, September 6

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Register: https://applymitsloan.mit.edu/register/DallasMastersBreakfastSept2019


MIT Sloan School of Management is known for its innovative and collaborative environment and a rigorous focus on pursuing practical ideas and solutions for important problems. The Master of Finance and Master of Business Analytics are STEM-designated programs, which allows an international student to extend his or her stay in the U.S. by two years on a post-study work visas if hired into a STEM-designated role by a U.S. firm. To find out more, join Sloan officers for breakfast or an info session.


MBA Admissions Multi-School Event – Houston, Austin & Dallas


Houston – Tuesday, September 10

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mba-admissions-multi-school-event-in-houston-tickets-63066070314


Austin – Wednesday, September 11

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mba-admissions-multi-school-event-in-austin-tickets-63066189671


Dallas – Thursday, September 12

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mba-admissions-multi-school-event-in-dallas-tickets-63066457472


Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to meet admissions representatives from top-ranking U.S. schools: Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business (Cornell Johnson), Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (Duke Fuqua), Michigan Ross, New York University's Stern School of Business (NYU Stern), Berkeley-Haas, University of Virginia's Darden School of Business (Darden), and Yale SOM.


Year after year, students of mine have attended this multi-school event, and year after year they have come away impressed (and usually with a new school to which they wish to apply).


National Black MBA Association Conference (NBMBAA) – Houston


Tuesday, September 24 - Saturday, September 28

Register: https://nbmbaa.org/conference-pricing/ (early bird pricing ends June 28)


NBMBAA's 41st Annual Conference & Exposition is the premier conference for black professionals, covering topics in education and leadership and providing opportunities for networking with companies and business schools. Dean Peter Rodriguez of Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University (Rice Business) and Dean Austin Lane of TCU Neeley School of Business (TCU Neeley) are two of the co-chairs, and collegiate partners, including WashU's Olin Business School, will be attending.


Inside the MBA – Austin, Dallas & Houston


Austin – September 30

Dallas – October 1

Houston – October 3

All Events: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Website: http://insidethemba.org


Inside the MBA events features small panel discussions with school representatives, including UNC Kenan-Flagler this year. Typically, Texas schools make an appearance in their home towns.



October 2019


UCLA Anderson School of Management Happy Hour – Dallas


Tuesday, October 1

Register: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/events


UCLA Anderson is known for a culture built on three pillars: share success, drive change and think fearlessly. Come meet the representatives of the Anderson MBA culture at this happy hour.


CGSM MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS) – Houston


Wednesday, October 2

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://cgsm.org/events/mba-application-preparation-seminar-maps-houston-5/


The Consortium’s mission is to promote the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in U.S. business. Prospects for The Consortium can meet with the following member schools at this event: Berkeley-Haas, Cornell Johnson, Michigan Ross, Simon Business School, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Yale SOM, and Texas’s own Rice University and Texas McCombs.


The QS World Tour – Houston, Austin & Dallas


Houston – Saturday, October 19

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Register: https://www.topmba.com/events/qs-world-mba-tour/usa-canada/houston


Austin – Monday, October 21

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.topmba.com/events/qs-world-mba-tour/usa-canada/austin


Dallas – Tuesday, October 22

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Register: https://www.topmba.com/events/qs-world-mba-tour/usa-canada/dallas


The QS World MBA Tour draws business schools from across the South, Southwest, and West Coast regional U.S.: Berkeley-Haas (Houston only), Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, the Moore School, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management (Dallas only), and, from Texas, Rice Business, TCU Neeley (Austin & Dallas) and Texas McCombs.



November 2019


Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) – San Antonio (for Alumni Association Members)


Thursday, November 14 - Friday, November 15

Website: https://sacc-jobfair.com/Home/Conference?city=SanAntonio

Registration ends: November 8 (send your resume prior to November 4)


The SACC is aimed at military service academy graduates (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy). Meet recruiters from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Vanderbilt Owen, Texas’s own Rice Business, and Madrid-based IE University (home to IE Business).



The chance to make a great first impression – before you even submit your application – is worth its weight in gold. Before you head to your business school admissions event, spend a little time on reading my blog post Making the Most of an MBA Event. You’ll be glad you did.


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