Date: June 15-17
Academic partners of JumpStart’s Path2MBA initiative include Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Harvard Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Yale School of Management, Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, University of California Irvine’s Merage School of Business, SMU Cox School of Business, University of Texas Austin (McCombs), University of California Berkeley (Haas), University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
The Path2MBA Network is a combination of undergraduate and working professionals who aspire to attain an MBA over the next 1-5 years. Candidates are diverse individuals based on ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ, and veteran or military status. We typically host 75-200 attendees at our private ‘invite-only’ diversity forums.
Separate from becoming a member of the JumpStart Network, some opportunities are structured by “invitation only”. Our diversity forums are an example of that, so candidates seeking admission must complete an application by a specific deadline. The application process can take 15 minutes to establish a profile and provide context on your career aspiration.
A current resume is required as part of a completed application. Given our review and decision process is on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply now with the understanding that there is an opportunity to submit one edited version prior to all final decisions being made. Admitted candidates will have the opportunity to upload your most current resume to our event registration site.
Academic Supportive Details Required
A completed application to JumpStart includes an academic profile specific to undergraduate and graduate information as applicable. Additionally, applicants may need to provide pre-college (i.e. SAT, ACT) or pre-graduate (i.e. GMAT, GRE as applicable) test scores. Note, it is not a requirement to have taken the GMAT or GRE to participate in the JumpStart Path2MBA network.
The number of admitted candidates to our forums will vary, but there is fixed capacity ranging from 75-200 attendees. Our committee reviews applications and decisions are communicated on a rolling basis as well. Decisions include some applicants being directly admitted, put on the waitlist, or denied admission.
There is a time sensitive approach for admitted candidates to confirm participation and formally register. As context, there is a non-refundable $150 fee to participate in our Diversity Forum and Webinar Series. The fee is WAIVED for current undergraduate students. Additionally, you will need to provide an updated resume, confirmation of travel details, and other items by various milestone deadlines.
To best prepare you for the diversity forum, we have several webinars hosted by JumpStart with our alumni, MBA program partners, and other partners. Webinars are invite-only to those who complete an application to our forum. Our webinar series of topics include the Value Proposition of an MBA, Forming Your Application Game Plan, Preparing for the GMAT or GRE Test, Creating Your Storyboard, and Essay Do and Don’t.
Forum Approach and Schedule
What: Attendees gain hands on experience to the idea of pursing an MBA, the financial picture, life as a student, career opportunities, the application process, and best practices to get admitted to MBA programs.
When: Typically the P2MBA forum is a 2 day boot camp experience covering strategic topics in an engaging way at a time that makes sense for everyone.
Who: Admissions and Career Services professionals engage with our attendees during the forum and webinars. Current MBA students and alumni also connect with our network.
How: Attendees and partners jump into interactive B-school experiences, workshops, 1:1s, and receptions.
The final schedule will be published for attendees closer to the date of the forum. A snapshot of the scheduled activities can be referenced below.
As part of our diversity forums, our partners and candidates have the opportunity for 1:1 interactions as informational chats (15-30 minutes). This process is limited to candidates who have been admitted and attend the diversity forum. Additional details are provided to those individuals at a future date (either prior to the forum and in some cases after the forum has started).
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