Let's Go: MBA Admissions Events in Texas, Summer 2016
By Ajay Amar, Ph.D., Jun 15 2016 04:36PM
In the race to apply to business school, summer is the time to shift into high gear. You may feel like the checkered flag just waved as you cruise out of the GMAT testing center - especially if you glided past a 700 - but you are not at the finish. If you haven't yet researched your schools and how they fit with your candidacy and career goals, then consider that a black flag. Time to pull over and figure out where you're going.
Let me put it this way: What is the point of racing to complete a school's application by Round 1 or Round 2, only to find out that you are on the wrong racetrack ... that the program cannot deliver what you seek to achieve your goals?
Luckily for you, MBA admissions teams from all over the world stop in Texas as part of their own race to recruit the best and the brightest. Below are some the events where you may meet with business school representatives and find out about their programs.
Columbia Business School On the Road - Austin
Wednesday, June 15
Columbia prepares students not just to navigate change, but to use it to create new opportunities. The school's home in New York City provides MBA students access to thought leaders and successful companies in every field. Find out more at this information session.
IESE Business School Alumni Event - Austin
Thursday, June 16
Based in Barcelona, IESE has locations in Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, and Munich. One of the most international business schools in the world, IESE attracts students from more than 50 countries. Meet local alumni from IESE right here in Austin.
IE Business School 1-1 Informative Interviews - Dallas
Thursday, June 16
Based in Madrid, IE is one of the top business schools in Europe. Its one-year MBA can act as your launchpad to an international career. Find out more in a personal interview with an IE admissions representative.
INSEAD 1-1 Consultations - Houston
Monday, June 20
Based in Fontainebleau, near Paris, with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD is a top-ranked 10-month MBA program. More than three-quarters of its 1,000 international students study in both Singapore and Fontainebleau. Find out more from an INSEAD admissions representative.
Yale School of Management Reception - Dallas
Monday, June 20
With the new Evans Hall, increased emphasis on global education, and rise in the rankings, Yale SOM saw a flood of new applications last year, so this event with alumni and an admissions representative is sure to be popular.
Wharton Coffee Chat – Austin
Sunday, July 10
This is a rare opportunity for you to chat 1-1 with a current Wharton MBA student. And there's very few seats, so registration will fill up fast.
Columbia Business School On the Road - Houston
Monday, July 18
Columbia returns to Texas as part of the MBA Tour and hosts a special event in Houston.
IE Business School 1-1 Informative Interviews - Houston
Tuesday, July 19
This will be the last time that IE will be in Texas for this year, although you can journey to meet a representative in another major city such as New York City or Los Angeles.
The MBA Tour - Houston
Tuesday, July 19
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Every year, the MBA Tour brings a diverse group of business schools to Texas. We have confirmed that the Houston event will include the following schools:
Booth School of Business from the University of Chicago (Chicago Booth); Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business (CMU Tepper); Columbia Business School; Georgia Tech’s Scheller School of Business (Georgia Tech); Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business from the University of Pittsburgh (Katz MBA); Kelley School of Business from the University of Indiana (Indiana Kelley); Simon Business School from University of Rochester; Terry College of Business from the University of Georgia (UGA); MIT Sloan; UCLA Anderson School of Management; Whitman School of Management from Syracuse University; and Weatherhead School of Management from Case Western Reserve University.
Texas’ own McCombs School of Business (the Texas MBA program) from the University of Texas is also sending representatives. Typically, the other Texas business schools attend this Houston event, too.
Yale School of Management Reception - Houston
Tuesday, July 26
Starts at 6:00 PM
Yale SOM is back in Texas, and ready to talk with you.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Information Event - Houston, Austin, Dallas
Houston - Monday, August 15
Austin - Tuesday, August 16
Dallas - Thursday, August 18
Stanford GSB has a new dean. Will the MBA program take a new direction? Attend these events with admissions representatives and students to learn more about program. The Dallas event will also cover the MSx program, which is a one-year, full-time MS program tailored for experienced managers and executives. All events will fill up quickly, so register early.
MIT Sloan on the Road - Dallas, Austin, and Houston
Dallas - Monday, August 22
Austin - Tuesday, August 23
Houston - Wednesday, August 24
MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the top MBA programs in the U.S., known for its innovative, energetic, and collaborative environment and a focus on pursuing ideas and solutions for problems. MIT Sloan is also known for its low acceptance rate. Sign up for an event to learn more about the school's admissions practices.
Kellogg School of Management - Dallas and Houston
August 2016 - Dates To Be Determined
Kellogg will have a beautiful new home later this year, and interest is running high in Kellogg's flexible new curriculum. 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.
Forté Forum for Women - Houston
Thursday, August 25
Starts at 5:30 PM
Register: http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_aimhigher&s_city=houston (registration open July 11)
For prospective women MBAs, the Forté Foundation event can be a stellar opportunity to meet a wide array of business schools.
Be aware that although presentations are tailored for women, attendees often include men as well. Schools sometimes ask alumni to attend this event, so if you are hoping to speak to an admissions representative, you may wish to contact the school in advance to verify who will be present.
Meet representatives from Booth School of Business from the University of Chicago (Chicago Booth); CMU Tepper; Eli Broad College of Business from Michigan State University (Broad MBA); Indiana Kelley; MIT Sloan; UCLA Anderson; UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Business; Yale SOM; and the Texas MBA program from UT McCombs.
Visit the business schools in Texas.
Here in Texas, we are fortunate to have some of the most innovative MBA programs in the country. Take a trip or two to visit business school campuses, and sign up for summer information session UT McCombs: https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full-Time/Events/On-Campus
Plan to contact the MBA admissions office directly.
Often, MBA students host coffee chats and networking events while they are interning in Austin, Dallas, or Houston, and you can meet them during more informal events. Other important components of the application, such as the essays, and later on, the interviews, greatly depend on how well you have gotten to know the business schools. Ultimately, your decision on where you want to receive your business education will rely on having put in effort to research schools.
Summer is the time when the rubber really meets the road. So, when you have the opportunity to meet with business school representatives in your city ... go!
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