Pre-MBA Opportunities

On occasion, employers will share pre-MBA opportunities with our MBA Career Management office. Opportunities will be posted in order of when applications are due.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pre-MBA internship and should I pursue one?

There are two typical types of Pre-MBA internships.  The first is offered by larger, established companies who provide structured experiences that may carry through into an MBA summer internship opportunity, acceptance of which may be obligatory.  The second is Pre-MBA internships that are typically secured through networking and are focused on gaining industry or functional experience with no expectation or obligation of an MBA summer internship position.

The decision to pursue and/or accept a pre-MBA internship is left to the discretion of each admitted student. Individuals should not feel that it is necessary to conduct a Pre-MBA internship (structured or unstructured) in order to be successful in recruiting for summer internships or full-time positions while at Wharton.  At Wharton, you will be provided with numerous academic, social, and leadership opportunities to grow your professional skill set.  You will also have access to a best-in-class career management team that will help you devise and implement a strategic and successful job search.

Occasionally, companies will host receptions to congratulate the incoming members of top MBA programs. These events will also be posted on this list.

Can I contact MBA Career Management about pre-MBA internships?

As MBA Career Management (MBACM) is dedicated to supporting current students in their search for summer and full-time opportunities, the team is unable to support the search process surrounding Pre-MBA internships.  MBACM looks forward to working with admitted students once they arrive in Philadelphia for Pre-Term.

If you are in conversation with a company about a summer internship during your first year as an MBA (i.e. next summer), we recommend that you speak with a career advisor before making a decision and finalizing your plans. If you receive a first year summer internship offer before arriving to campus in the fall, please contact us so we can assist you.

Current Pre-MBA Opportunities

Liberty Mutual 2021 MBA RISE Program

Congrats on being accepted into your MBA program!

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. Part of how we do that is by creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace where we are committed to recognizing, appreciating and embracing the unique insights, perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.

About the MBA RISE Program

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion extends beyond current employees. That’s why we are proud to offer an unique opportunity for MBA students from underrepresented populations to join our proprietary program, Liberty MBA RISE.

Liberty MBA RISE focuses on inclusion, development, mentorship and the future of diversity in the workplace all with the goal of helping you develop your network and prepare you to become a strong business leader post-MBA.

How it works

As a Liberty MBA RISE member, you’ll get support throughout your two-year business school journey with:

  • Mentoring
    • Develop a meaningful relationship with your carefully selected Liberty Mutual leader who will mentor you for the duration of your MBA.
    • Receive educational, professional and personal guidance on everything from recommendations on classes to take, to setting boundaries and more.
  • Networking
    • Build connections with other Liberty MBA RISE members and alumni with peer circles that allow for both guided and organic conversations. Plus, you’ll have the chance to bond and have some fun during our virtual socials.
    • Develop relationships with senior leaders from Liberty outside of your direct mentor.
    • Meet and cultivate relationships with Liberty recruiters.
  • Professional development
    • Participate in 1 virtual development workshop per semester designed to foster your professional growth.
    • Learn best practices for case interviews, tips for transitioning to the workplace, skills to help you bring your whole yourself to work among other valuable topics.

You’ll also get early access to interviews for graduate internships, help with interview prep and much more.

When it starts

It all starts in July with our virtual Kickoff Summit where you’ll learn more details about the program, meet your mentor, participate in professional growth activities and discover more about Liberty Mutual. Prior to kick off, Liberty MBA RISE members will be invited to a virtual platform to meet one another and gain access to prep materials.

 “Not only did the program connect me with some of the most welcoming and brilliant professionals and MBAs during the summer, but it served as an additional recruitment and networking pipeline throughout my business school journey. Overall, the MBA RISE program helped me to be more intentional about my career and personal goals and provided a community of support which I could leverage to realize those goals.”
– 
Racquel Waite MBA RISE | 2019 cohort

Pursue your tomorrow, today and join Liberty MBA RISE.

Qualifications

  • Must be committed to attending an MBA program starting in Fall 2021
  • A minimum of 2.5 years professional, progressive work experience
  • Currently hold permanent US work authorization
  • Aligned to the Identity & Values of Liberty Mutual and open to exploring career opportunities

APPLY NOW!

T. Rowe Price Stock Pitch Workshop for Women

We are committed to encouraging women to pursue careers in investing and recognize that many feel that they do not have enough experience pitching stocks to successfully navigate the interview process, which may deter them from the industry.

To help overcome that hesitation, we invite women entering their first year of business school to participate in a one-and-a-half-day virtual workshop where they have the opportunity to learn from, and network with, our investment professionals.

The workshop will cover:

  • Finding an Idea
  • Conducting Primary Research
  • Developing a Strong Investment Thesis
  • Delivering an Effective Pitch

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter to stockpitchworkshop@troweprice.com

T. Rowe Price MBA Day

Unique opportunity for first year MBA students with an interest in asset management to engage with our firm. MBA Day is a two-day virtual event, to showcase our culture and our people that together, make T. Rowe Price a leading global investment management firm.

Activities include:

  • Converse with our CEO
  • Observe our Monday morning research meeting
  • Attend analyst and portfolio manager panels
  • Learn how former interns delivered their pitch
  • Participate in discussions about the firm’s commitment to racial and social justice

Eligibility

Students with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in finance, investing, or technology are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, students who are female, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, or LGBT+; students with disabilities; veterans; or those from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter to mbaday@troweprice.com

P&G MBA Brand Management Camp

EXPERIENCE A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A P&G ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER
Participants interview for a Summer Internship at the end of the week!

WHAT IS MBA BRAND MANAGEMENT CAMP?
It’s a five-day, action-packed look at Procter & Gamble Brand Management opportunities shaped for students entering their first year of business school. The program is specially designed to attract top diverse students meeting eligibility requirements.

During the week, you’ll gain an insider look at why P&G is rated as Most Innovative Companies by Forbes, World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune, Top 50 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc, and Top Companies for Executive Women by National
Association for Female Executives. You will have the opportunity to learn about P&G’s Corporate Strategies and Brand Building and how they touch the lives of the world’s consumers. You will spend time on the brand and preview the key roles you could play in
Brand Management after completing your MBA. You will also interact with P&G executives and recent MBA graduates that work for the company throughout the week.

WHEN
P&G MBA Brand Management Camp will be held virtually July 19th to the 23rd, 2021

WHY
The interaction you’ll have with key P&G executives will give you unique preparation for Business School. Brand Camp is also your chance to experience ethe real-life projects and situations you could be handling upon completion of your MBA.

To Learn More and Apply Visit PGCareers.com/brandcampmba

BCG International Virtual Receptions

Congratulations on being admitted to your MBA program! We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend a Newly Admitted MBA Virtual Reception for one of our non-U.S. BCG offices this summer. Over the next few months a number of BCG’s offices in Asia Pacific, EMEA, Canada, and Latin America will be hosting these virtual receptions. This is a great opportunity for you to connect and learn more about the BCG office in your home country as well as network with future MBA colleagues.

For the full list of virtual receptions by region, click here.

Any questions please contact International.Events@bcg.com

Restaurant Brands International Summer Virtual Coffee Chats

Throughout the summer we will be hosting a series of group virtual coffee chats where students can connect with a member of RBI to learn more about our organization, culture, and campus opportunities. We are also looking to learn more about how students are making an impact in school, work and in extracurriculars.

Coffee Chats will run over the following weeks:

  • Week 1: June 23 & 24
  • Week 2: July 6 & 7
  • Week 3: July 21 & 22
  • Week 4: August 3 & 4

Please see the details below:

  • Link for students to apply:
  • Posting Opens: June 1, 2021
  • Posting Closes: July 22, 2021
  • Target Programs:
    • Undergraduate degree – ideally in business administration, engineering, computer science, economics, or hospitality management with an expected graduation by August 2022 or 2023 (3rd or 4th year student as of September 2021).
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree – expected graduation by August 2022 or 2023.
  • Application Instructions: Students are advised to submit their Resume directly to the RBI Careers Website.

Capital One MBA Forum

Join Us. Come find out why Capital One is a great place to start your career. We can’t wait to meet you!

When: Thursday, July 22nd & Thursday, August 5th

What Time: 1:00-4:30pm EST

Events Include: Company Overview (Corey Lee, SVP & Wharton Alumnus), Senior Leadership Q&A Panel, Breakout Sessions with former Interns and Full-time Cohorts,
and Recruitment Overview.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

PepsiCo MBA Leap Program

MBA Leap – PepsiCo’s MBA Diversity Conference and Leadership Program

At PepsiCo, we recognize that supporting diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is the right thing to do for our business. This commitment is woven into our values and our mission of Winning with Purpose – a vision that recognizes our company is strongest when we embrace the full spectrum of humanity, different perspectives and mindsets.

PepsiCo is committed to cultivating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.  In that spirit, we are excited to offer our inaugural MBA Leap (Leadership & Empowerment At PepsiCo) program for ethnically diverse, high-performing incoming MBA students interested in pursuing careers in Corporate Finance.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As part of the MBA Leap program, you will participate in a two-day virtual conference July 22-23, 2021.  During our program, we will provide you with professional and skill development, networking opportunities with senior leaders, and career exploration opportunities designed to set you up for career success during your MBA program and beyond.  In addition, we will provide you with an inside look into why PepsiCo has a long-time reputation as an “academy company” for incubating top talent, who go on to become PepsiCo leaders or lead various Fortune 500 companies.   After the program, eligible participants will have the opportunity to apply and potentially interview for an internship with PepsiCo for the summer of 2022.

https://pepsico.avature.net/mbaleapconference

Morgan Stanley Asia 2022 Internship Program

Webinar date: June 23rd from 10:00-11:00 HKT

Apply for webinar by: June 20th at 11:59pm HKT

Apply for internship by: August 15th

More information can be found here.

Baird - “Aspire to Baird” Program

Date: August 10, 2021 at Baird’s Chicago office

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021

Baird is hosting our “Aspire to Baird” Program again this year. Aspire to Baird is a one-day program for rising first-year MBA students who identify themselves as female, LGBTQ+ and/or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander. The program will provide an overview of Baird’s Global Investment Banking platform and our summer associate internship opportunities, as well as networking opportunities with Baird bankers.

To apply, students should submit their resume/CV at BairdCareers.com. Here is a link to the posting to share: Summer 2021 Aspire to Baird Program. More information can also be found in this flyer.

Morgan Stanley MBA Virtual Early Insights Event

Date: Thursday, August 12th

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 25th

The program is designed to provide ethnically diverse, and female incoming first years the opportunity to explore aspects of Morgan Stanley’s business and culture.

At Morgan Stanley, we know that diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background while reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence.

One way we demonstrate this commitment is through the Virtual Morgan Stanley MBA Early Insights Program, an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts, helping to attract Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBT+ and female candidates who are starting their MBA program in Fall 2021. This virtual series will offer the opportunity to explore aspects of our Investment Banking Division and recruiting process.

Details:

The first event in the series will be held virtually on Thursday, August 12th in the afternoon. Specific details will be provided to selected candidates.

To be considered for the program, please apply here by 11:55pm on Sunday, July 25th.

Subsequent sessions will be held throughout the fall. Further details will be provided at a later date to selected candidates.

Questions? E-mail mbadiversityrecruiting@morganstanley.com

Learn more at www.morganstanley.com/diversity

EY-Parthenon Connect

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | EY Parthenon Chicago Office
Apply By: July 25th, 2021 @ 11:59pm EST | Apply Here

Interested in strategy consulting?

Come meet the team to learn more about EY-Parthenon

EY-Parthenon Connect
2021 Pre-MBA Program
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | EY Parthenon Chicago Office

Join us to learn why consulting and a career at EY-Parthenon may be the perfect fit for you by applying to EY-Parthenon Connect, which will be an all-day event held on August 10, 2021.

EY-Parthenon Connect is an opportunity for Black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic, Native American or multiracial students entering business school in the fall of 2021.


Key sessions will include:

  • An overview of EY-Parthenon, our competencies and the consultant career path
  • Day-in-the-life seminars with consultants and an introduction to our functional and sector offerings
  • Introductions to key EY-Parthenon leaders and your future MBA peers from other top schools

Additionally, you will have the option to interview for a summer internship during EY-Parthenon Connect. Candidates admitted to the program will receive first and second-round interview details upon conformation of attendance. Please note that this is an early recruiting event and your performance during EY-Parthenon Connect interviews will not impact your eligibility to apply in the traditional winter 2022 recruiting season.

Apply today

  • Please complete a short online application and a statement of interest in the event here.
  • Application deadline: July 25, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 30, 2021. This event will be in-person and additional detail will be provided after your attendance is confirmed.

Questions?

Please contact: EYPConnect@parthenon.ey.com

Kearney – Road to Kearney Virtual Summer Office Visits

Date: Friday August 6th – 1:00-2:00 ET | Virtual
Apply: Register Here

Heading to business school in the fall? Please join us virtually to learn more about our North American offices, our consultants and culture. Please register above.

You will receive a confirmation email with more logistics closer to the event. For more information about opportunities at Kearney, please visit our Careers Website