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Poets&Quants pre-MBA Networking Festival

This exclusive festival allows participants to be the first in their cohort to gain exposure to corporate partners, network with recruiters, and build relationships with peer MBAs. Get a jump-start on your networking before you join us for your MBA! 

Poets&Quants preMBA Virtual Networking Festival 2021

  • Date: May 6–7, 2021
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Fee: $50 (see below for reimbursement details)
  • Visit the Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival website for more information and to register
  • If you plan to participate, please contact us at
  • Students registered for the Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival have the unique advantage of attending a Benet Center facilitated webinar series designed to equip students with the tools necessary for career conference success:
Webinar Date

Poets&Quants Prep Session 1: Overview of the P&Q Festival

April 16, 2021

Poets&Quants Prep Session 2: Researching Your Target Companies

April 23, 2021

Poets&Quants Prep Session 3: "Tell Me About Yourself"

April 30, 2021

Poets&Quants Prep Session 4: Small Group Practice

May 4, 2021

Poets&Quants Prep Session 5: Small Group Practice

May 5, 2021

Poets&Quants Debrief: Converting Your Connections to Contacts

May 14, 2021

Links to the prep sessions will become available in Spring 2021. Contact once you have registered for the conference so the Benet Career Management Center can add you to event-specific outreaches.

Reimbursement Details

  • Simon Admissions will reimburse the registration fee for enrolling MBA students. Follow these steps to request a reimbursement:
    • Register to attend the event
    • Submit your letter of acceptance to the event along with your mailing address, phone number, and registration fee receipt to (your receipt must show your name, the cost, and payment details)
    • Your reimbursement check will be mailed when you matriculate into the program (we will reconfirm your mailing address at this time)

Student Testimonials

Julianne Fiori MBA Class of 2022

Julianne Fiori ’22 (MBA)

Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival Attendee – 2020

“The preMBA Poets&Quants festival was the perfect opportunity for me to dive into my MBA journey. This festival exposed me to executives and leaders from Fortune 500 companies, allowing me to learn about future career opportunities and industries of interest. I was able to connect with other MBA students from Simon and expand my professional network with others from MBA programs across the country.”

Harold Pietri Sierra MBA Class of 2022

Harold Pietri Sierra ’22 (MBA)

Poets&Quants preMBA Networking Festival Attendee – 2020
Summer Internship 2021: Commercial Sales Intern, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

“The P&Q conference exposed me to companies that I hadn't considered before. It helped me see the career path I was pursuing wasn't really the one I wanted, and it introduced me to my current mentor in the cloud computing space.”

Hear recent alumni talk about conference opportunities that can help you jump-start your recruiting efforts and gain clarity about your career goals in our video below:


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