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留学参考:Guide To Pre-MBA Camps & Programs  

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留学参考:Guide To Pre-MBA Camps & Programs
 
BY: MARC ETHIER ON APRIL 23, 2017

 

 

Pre-MBA summer events — boot camps, seminars, networking festivals — at which soon-to-be students are introduced to potential future employers (and vice versa) are now common practice for major consulting and banking recruiters, and a select number of other companies, as well. They are also becoming common practice for students planning to focus on those concentrations at major MBA programs.

It’s a simple calculation: Top talent gets scooped up quickly. Be the first to get to know someone, and your firm may be the one that lands the prize. Think of scouts for college athletics departments sitting in the stands at high school football games, taking notes not on senior quarterbacks but sophomores and juniors.

For the students themselves, the appeal seems obvious: Introduce yourself to potential employers, gain a better understanding of the MBA employment market and the differences among firms you might target. That knowledge puts you ahead of the game, and maybe helps you secure an early internship, whether in the summer before your first year or the summer after it. Inevitably, internships lead to full-time jobs.

PRE-MBA EVENTS ARE NOW AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE MBA LANDSCAPE

The only part of the equation where there has been any objection: the schools. Some have urged: Let the students be non-students a little while longer before the grind of business school begins. But that resistance, sporadic as it always was, appears to be wavering. “It’s a good sign that companies are finding value in the MBAs and want to lock them down early,” reasons Sheryle Dirks, associate dean of the career management center at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

“There are pros and cons to this,” she adds. “It puts an onus on the company to have a thoughtful evaluation process and it puts pressure on students to make an early decision. On the other hand, students have a lot more time to devote to academics and clubs if they land a summer internship due to a pre-MBA program.”

Like it or not, pre-MBA events have now become an essential part of the MBA landscape, something schools are recognizing and business is taking advantage of, says Dan Bauer, chairman and founder of The MBA Exchange, an admissions and consulting services company. “I think industry gets the final vote,” he says. “In other words, if they didn’t offer the programs, and didn’t continue to offer the programs, that would mean there’s not enough interest and not enough quality and not enough value delivered — and that is simply not the case. And closing one’s eyes to it or disrespecting it before exploring it is I think short-sighted.”

PRE-MBA EVENTS FALL INTO THREE DISCRETE BUCKETS

There’s no denying that companies benefit from having the events, says Dominique Harris, a manager in A.T. Kearney’s Chicago office. But so do students. “As soon as you hit campus, you’re hit with the classes, you’re hit with a number of companies coming after you, and everything goes very, very quickly,” she says. “So it’s an early chance to maybe slow things down a little bit and help the students understand what consulting is and what it entails — and whether it is something that’s a fit for them and what they want to do with their summer.”

Pre-MBA summer employer events fall into three “buckets.” All are worth looking at. “Some are designed to award scholarships,” says Bauer. “Some of them are designed to attract diversity applicants, and so that would be somewhat limiting for those who are not diversity candidates themselves. Others are thinly veiled recruiting opportunities and tactics for the companies get the first shot at the cream of the crop, and that’s what they do. Most of them limit themselves to the top-tier schools, understandably, and so for those who are in second-tier schools, they’ll probably need to be a little more creative and a little more proactive in creating an opportunity for themselves, because the outreach from these companies tends to be toward the top-tier schools — top 10, top 15 is pretty much the cutoff.”

Leslie Parker, a partner in the San Francisco office of global consulting firm A.T. Kearney, a major recruiter of elite business school MBAs, agrees. A.T. Kearney’s Diversity Boot Camp, held this year in Chicago in mid-June, is one of 29 events organized in 2017 by 22 companies or associations. They run the gamut from efforts to attract so-called “diversity candidates” — under-represented minorities and women — to events oriented toward former members of the military. Some are more like career fairs; most are solely focused on establishing relationships between companies and individual MBAs.

MCKINSEY’S EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM OPEN TO ONLY INCOMING STUDENTS AT 16 TOP SCHOOLS

Consulting firm Deloitte holds three events in June in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. The one-day events offer “an early platform to introduce you to Deloitte Consulting,” at which participants learn about the firm from “office leaders” and get a chance to network with Deloitte professionals.

It’s much different from McKinsey’s Emerging Scholars program, which is basically a scholarship competition available to incoming MBAs at only 16 top-ranked business schools (see list of schools here). The program is a deep dive into the firm’s culture, problem-solving approach and assignments. Scholars are paired with mentors, visit one of McKinsey’s offices, meet consultants, and wrestle with some of the problems they work to solve. This year, applications for the program are due on May 18th, with scholars tapped by early July.

Many companies use pre-MBA events to court candidates from diverse backgrounds — in other words, minorities and women. Among those advertising “diversity summits” or similarly labeled events are Wells Fargo (Wells Fargo Securities MBA Diversity Summit), Bank of America (Bank of America Merrill Lynch MBA Diversity Fellowship Program), and Bain & Company (Bain Diversity Pre-MBA Program). JumpStart Advisory Group holds a pair of “diversity forums,” and both of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s events — one for investment banking and the other for wealth management — seek “exceptional MBA students with cultural and diverse backgrounds and life experiences.” The banking giant also has events for LGBT and women candidates. Goldman Sachs has a diversity event and a women’s event.

 

THEY’RE ON OUR RADAR, AND WE’RE ON THEIRS, HOPEFULLY’

Former members of the military are at a premium, as well. Google holds a Student Veteran Summit, and financial services giant Credit Suisse host a MBA Military Boot Camp. Investment banking and wealth management firm William Blair combines its diversity/military aspirations into one event, the William Blair LIFT MBA Program, a two-day immersion program that “gives incoming MBA students from diverse backgrounds a unique opportunity to learn about career opportunities in investment banking and build valuable relationships.”

A.T. Kearney has been in the pre-MBA business since 2010, Leslie Parker says. The consulting giant’s event, scheduled for June 15-16 this year, has grown and evolved over the years, she says, changing from a small program that routed students into a boot camp later in the calendar year to its own entity, with its own process.

“It has grown over the years,” Parker tellsPoets&Quants. “It’s a selective process, not an open one. How it’s changed over time is that we have basically initiated our own process of selecting people to come to the boot camp, and we’ve made it earlier in the cycle. And what that’s helped with is, even if you go through the couple days of the boot camp, and you’re not among the selected people who are asked to come back to interview for our summer associate process, we’ve met you, we’ll see you on campus. Then when we come back around as the recruiting season progresses, then we’ve already met each other and we’ve started to have a relationship.

“They’re on our radar, and we’re on theirs, hopefully.”

TWO DAYS IN THE LIFE

No two boot camps are identical, certainly, but A.T. Kearney’s format is unlikely to be greatly deviated from. It basically serves as an introduction to the firm in the form of a mini-business school experience. Harris, in A.T. Kearney’s Chicago office, says the two-day event is intense, packed with information, and brimming with networking opportunities. It even involves a case study, compete with guidance from company executives.

“The participants come in on an afternoon on the first day and right away we introduce them to the firm,” Harris tells Poets&Quants. “They will go through a series of sessions led by our senior leaders at the firm, whether it’s our head of the Americas or the head of our diversity network, etc. — we have engagement throughout the firm on the bootcamps.”

After an introductory session about the firm and its services, participants go into a case workshop, Harris says. “For many of these students, it’s their first time actually practicing case interviews or learning about the frameworks that you would use in a case interview,” she says. “And so we spend a good amount of time going through what a case interview is, the frameworks, examples.”

The day ends with an informal cocktail event in the city, where the students are able to come together and get to know each other — and also meet with everyone from partners to analysts.

“That’s day one,” Harris says with a laugh, adding that day two involves information-heavy morning and afternoon workshops, including more case work.

WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR: GENUINE INTEREST

The A.T. Kearney Diversity Consulting Boot Camp covers not only the firm’s management consulting services, Parker says, but also its specialist practice in procurement and analytic solutions. It’s open, as its name implies, to newly admitted pre-MBA students of black, Hispanic, and Native-American backgrounds. But there are other qualifications would-be participants must meet, Parker says.

“I think what we’re looking for is interest,” she says. “We want people who think they may have an interest in management consulting. It’s obviously a win-win for us because we get to meet people early who have clearly demonstrated an ability to get into business school, but they also get chance to test out whether this is really for them. So in terms of the personal qualities that we’re looking for: genuine interest, demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills, and obviously a degree of academic achievement. If you’re a person who is going into school in the fall of 2017, and you meet those eligibility requirements, then we’re going to be interested.”

And yes, A.T. Kearney has hired people through its pre-MBA events, Parker says, though she couldn’t say just how many employees owed their jobs to that channel.

“For us, when people join our firm, the number-one thing they say is that the culture is what made the difference,” Parker says. “And so we find that if we can introduce them to A.T. Kearney and the way we work and the culture of the firm, that we have a better chance of converting that person later on.”

 

ALL ABOUT THE PRE-MBA INTERNSHIP

The key thing to remember about pre-MBA festivals, Bauer says, is that the ideal participant is someone who is interested in trying a new industry, and who wants to know before business school whether that is the right industry for them. The beltway to do that is with a pre-MBA internship. That’s what many are seeking.

“They realize that they basically have one shot taking the traditional path, and that would be the summer internship that happens between the first and second years of business school,” says Bauer, whose company is co-sponsoring the 2017 Poets&Quants PreMBA Networking Festival May 11-12. “That’s the traditional way to do an internship, to sample it and be sampled, is one way to look at it. Especially those who are looking for an industry change, or a functional change, they realize two things: One is, they may not have the qualifications or the background to get one of those internships — understandably, some firms are looking for a background in the industry, in other words they’re trying to manage their own risk as well. And so somebody who has already worked in management consulting or someone who has at least worked in an industry where that management consulting firm has a major practice area, they’re going be a lower-risk individual to give the internship to. It’s a safer bet in the eyes of the company because that person is not so much sampling, more so advancing, and is therefore more likely to do well in the internship and to be interested and available and responsive if offered a full-time job.

“That’s one reality that many incoming MBA applicants realize. The second is, they may not have the options they want. There will be stiff competition for the best opportunities. There’s a limited number and those companies are recruiting at other schools as well — and so as much as (students) may want a particular industry or company to be their summer internship between years one and two, that may not happen. So those are the two realities that may prompt someone to look for a pre-MBA internship before they enroll.”

LAME-DUCK JOB, EXOTIC TRIP, OR PRE-MBA INTERNSHIP?

Besides eagerness to pivot in one’s career, there’s another good reason to seek a pre-MBA internship: boredom. That is, after being accepted to B-school in the spring, admits often have a lot of time on their hands. For round 1 admits it can be as much as eight months before the first class of the fall.

“Even in the case of second-round applicant, they’re looking at five months before they matriculate,” Bauer says, “and that’s down time. They can either stay in a lame-duck job and not get the plum assignments and have people planning their going-away party for August, or they can blow several thousand dollars on an exotic trip that would be very enjoyable but would not be very resume-enhancing. So when all those factors converge, you’ve got somebody who would be very interested in, and benefit from, doing a pre-MBA internship in the summer before they matriculate.

“It’s a way to maximize their time and enhance their professional profile at the same time.”

‘WHY NOT OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY?’

As for the idea that it’s too soon, that students-to-be should remain so as long as possible? short-sighted, says Bauer, whose company launched a program this year offering career advisory services for MBA admits. Fifteen are considering the program and their pre-MBA internship options, he says, and the majority of those are planning to attend the May networking festival he co-sponsors withPoets&Quants. Another indicator that resistance is fading: That event is co-sponsored by two elite schools, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and New York University’s Stern School of Business.

“I’m generalizing here,” Bauer says, “but a common reaction from the schools has been, ‘We want a clean slate when someone starts in our program. Our career services staff is here to help them and that’s what we want to do.’ The thinking is that it could be premature for someone to take an internship like this. Whether that’s a turf issue or whether that’s really enlightened insight about career development is a question.

“But our feeling is, why not offer the opportunity? For many people this makes a lot of sense, and there’s really no downside to it. I don’t see any reason not to do it for someone who feels it would be added to their professional profile and they would learn something and make good use of the time.

“An applicant who has a vision for what he or she wants to do or at least explore, why not give them an additional shot with even less risk and no constraints compared to the summer internship. I think it’s a great option for people to consider — again, no downside. No risk. Why not?”

 

 

 

以上内容摘自:

http://poetsandquants.com/2017/04/23/getting-head-start-pre-mba-camps-programs/ 

 

 

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