If you’re a veteran and accepted to an MBA program starting in Fall 2015, you should definitely check out some of the pre-MBA industry exploration programs that are available this summer. They are a great way to get a head start on the internship search, and explore different career paths. Plus, they’re pretty much free!
Note that this is not inclusive of all the pre-MBA programs out there, but these are the ones that a University of Washington Veteran MBA would be eligible for. Hope this is helpful for the class of 2017!
Applications open in late Spring 2015
Opportunities in Investment Banking in their New York office.
Citi Pre-MBA Fellowship
Applications opened in mid-March, unknown deadline
“As part of Citi’s commitment to recruiting high-caliber talent and in accordance with our Diversity Recruiting Mission Statement, Citi Institutional Clients Group is proud to sponsor the Citi Pre-MBA Fellowship. The program will provide exceptional minority First-Year MBA students (women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, military veterans, people with disabilities and people of Black and Latino/Hispanic descent) with an opportunity to join the Institutional Clients Group with financial support from the Firm.”
Credit Suisse MBA Military Boot Camp (Veteran-Specific):
Application available Apr 2015, deadline 13 June 2015
“The Credit Suisse MBA Military Boot Camp, an educational outreach initiative for prior-military MBA candidates who are entering business school this fall and who are interested in a career in financial services. During this day long program you will learn about careers in Investment Banking, Sales and Trading and Private Banking. You will receive advice from previous Vets who have made the successful transition to Wall Street and will have time to network with members of the Credit Suisse Americas Veterans’ Network, the first such network on Wall Street.”
JP Morgan MBA Early Advantage (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Military and Veteran, LGBT or female students):
Last year, applications opened in April 2014 with a deadline of Monday, May 26, 2014
July 15-16, 2015 (New York, NY)
Two-day conference providing networking opportunities and training sessions for those interested in Investment Banking as post-MBA career.
Deloitte Consulting Immersion Program (Anyone w/3-5 years of work exp, pref in large org):
Application opened in March, deadline April 15th at 11:59PM PST
July 10-12, 2015 at Deloitte University (Westlake, TX)
Open to all incoming Class of 2017 Full-time MBA students. Three-day, all-expenses-paid opportunity to learn the basics of management consulting and Deloitte. One of the key benefits to attending this program is that you can interview early for the Summer Associate role for the following summer internship.
Deloitte Career Opportunity Redefinition & Exploration (CORE) Leadership Program (Veterans w/4-8 yrs):
See deadlines below:
April 30-May 2 (deadline March 26),
June 4-6 (deadline May 1), or
November 5-7 (registration deadline Oct 1) at Deloitte University (Westlake, TX)
A three-day all-expense-paid program tailored to help veterans “define their personal brand, identify their strengths, and be able to tell their own story.” Seems like a good networking event and leadership development course for transitioning (or still active) military. One of my friends took it and said it was a great experience – met lots of contacts who gave a no-holds-barred account of consulting.
PwC EDGE Program (Anyone with 3 yrs work experience):
Deadline last year was 4 May 2014, not sure when applications opened up.
As a MBA EDGE intern, you will have a one of a kind experience deployed on an actual client assignment in an international location where you will respond to client issues and present recommendations to the client management team. The skills and knowledge obtained through this distinctive experience can give you an edge both professionally and personally as you continue your education and launch a career in consulting.
Google Student Veterans Summit (Veteran-Specific):
Applications will open March 30, 2015, with a deadline of 1 May 11:59PM PST. Last year, decisions were communicated to applicants in June
8-10 July, 2015 in Mountain View, CA
Competitive! This year they will take up to 50 student veterans, and I believe this is also open to undergrad Veterans as well. This Google Student Veteran Summit includes a professional development curriculum designed to help veterans brush up their business skills and ensure a smooth transition to the civilian workplace. Participants will also meet members of Google’s Veteran community and get an inside look at the company’s unique culture of impact and collaboration.
Procter and Gamble Marketing MBA Summer Camp (Open to everyone):
Applications open until June 12 2015, Interviews as early as March
Cincinnati, Ohio, last week of July 2015
A six day, all expenses paid, action-packed look at P&G Marketing opportunities shaped for students entering their first year of a two year MBA program and graduating in 2016. This pre-MBA program is designed to attract top diverse talent. During the week you will learn about P&G’s Corporate Strategies and Brand Building and how they touch the lives of the world’s consumers. You will have the opportunity to spend a day on the brand and preview the key roles you could play in Marketing after completing your MBA. You will also interact with P&G Executives and recent MBA graduates that work for the company throughout the week.