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

Orbis Investment Management Fellowship

The Orbis Investment Management Fellowship is a $15,000 cash award attributable towards tuition or course-related expenses for an exceptional, soon-to-be first-year MBA student, from any background, with any experience, who can demonstrate his or her talent and passion for investing. However, the conventional need NOT apply. The deadline to apply for this fellowship is Friday, May 14.

At Orbis, we recognize that contributing to our community and actively participating in promoting a strong investment management industry is just as important as our ability to generate alpha. We are excited to offer this fellowship award to a student who is passionate about pursuing a career in investment management.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more and to apply: http://www.orbismbafellowship.com


About Orbis

Our purpose has been straightforward since our firm’s inception: empower our clients by enhancing their savings and wealth.

Orbis has grown from $67 million under management at the beginning of 1990 to over $35 billion today. The firm manages several performance-driven equity funds in both long-only and absolute return formats. We use a value-oriented, long-term approach to equity investing. A key feature of all of our funds is performance-based fees, which serve to align our interests with those of our clients.

Orbis is headquartered in Bermuda and now employs approximately 400 people globally with offices in Hong Kong, Japan, London, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Sydney and Vancouver. Orbis is privately owned by its executives and the founding family’s charitable foundation, who collectively represent one of the largest investors in the funds.

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

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McKinsey – McKinsey Early Access

McKinsey Early Access is a virtual summer program that introduces you to our people, culture and consulting before you start business school. This program will provide multiple opportunities for you to build meaningful connections with your peers and our consultants in advance of the start of classes and clubs, fall recruiting, etc.

Apply By: May 13, 2021
For more information and to apply, click here.

Kearney - Road to Kearney Webinar

Consulting 101 Panel | Road to Kearney Webinar

Thursday, May 6  from 6:00pm – 6:45pm ET | Register Here
Join our Kearney consultants to learn more about a career in consulting. Our Associates will give you advice on recruiting and walk you through the type of work consultants do.

As you begin to think about the upcoming summer internship recruiting season, we hope you will consider a career at Kearney. As a global consulting partnership in more than 40 countries, our people make us who we are. We’re individuals who take as much joy from those we work with as the work itself. Driven to be the difference between a big idea and making it happen, we help our clients break through.

Because we’re big enough to make real impact but small enough to stay connected, working here means getting into it and making your mark. Never sitters on the sidelines, we’re doers by nature and count on everyone to join in. This is a place to let your ideas out and make it happen.

Boston Consulting Group – BCG Unlock

BCG Unlock is a summer learning program that introduces incoming MBAs to the people, insight, and experiences that will enrich their skills, knowledge, and relationships as they set out on the exciting-yet-challenging journey ahead.

As a participant in BCG Unlock, you can expect personal, candid dialogue with BCG consultants and leaders, as well as your pre-MBA peers. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at our transformational work and digital capabilities, and dive deep into the opportunities, support systems, and tools we offer to help our people be their best. Every conversation will be an opportunity for you to ask the questions that are on your mind as you begin your life-changing year in these evolving times.

Apply By: May 7, 2021
For more information and to apply, click here.

L.E.K. Consulting - Pre-MBA Diversity Program

Program Dates: July 28-29th

Apply By: April 26, 2021
For more information and to apply, click here.

The L.E.K. Consulting Pre-MBA Program is an opportunity for incoming Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American MBA students to learn more about strategy management consulting as a career path.

This program will be held virtually and feature opportunities to:

  • Attend seminars about what a career as a Consultant looks like at L.E.K.
  • Network with senior L.E.K. Consultants, Managers and Partners – creating important networking contacts for your future career search
  • Learn about diversity and inclusion initiatives at L.E.K.
  • Participate in practice case interviews
  • Receive tips and real-life examples on how to navigate business school and job searches

If you have any questions please contact the Diversity Recruitment & Engagement Lead, Fadjanie Cadet at F.Cadet@lek.com

L.E.K. Consulting – Pre-MBA Women’s Program

Program Dates: June 9-10th

Apply By: April 26, 2021
For more information and to apply, click here.

The L.E.K. Consulting Pre-MBA Women’s program is an opportunity for incoming female MBA students to learn more about strategy management consulting as a career path.

This program will be held virtually and feature opportunities to:

  • Attend seminars about what a career as a Consultant looks like at L.E.K.
  • Learn about the unique value proposition for women at L.E.K.
  • Network with senior L.E.K. Consultants, Managers and Partners – creating important networking contacts for your future career search
  • Learn about diversity and inclusion initiatives at L.E.K.
  • Participate in practice case interviews
  • Receive tips and real-life examples on how to navigate business school and job searches

If you have any questions please contact the Diversity Recruitment & Engagement Lead, Fadjanie Cadet at F.Cadet@lek.com

Bain - ExperienceBain

Apply By: May 9, 2021
For more information and to apply, click here

Whether you know consulting is where you want to be, or you’re still exploring your options, our virtual pre-MBA program, ExperienceBain, will help you put your best foot forward at school and in your future career. You’ll leave with new skills, experiences and connections with our people, our affinity groups and your future classmates.

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

Capital Group - CAP@city Mentorship Program

In an effort to support and encourage under-represented talent to pursue careers in investment management, Capital is pleased launch the sixth year of our capacity building program – CAP@city. The program is designed for incoming first-year minority MBA candidates.

CAP@city will take place virtually from July 28-30, 2021. The program agenda will include seminars, panels and workshops focused on investing, valuation, interviewing management and stock pitches. Prior to the event, selected applicants will be paired with a mentor (investment analyst or portfolio manager) to work on a stock pitch. Participants will have an opportunity to present these pitches to Capital investors for feedback.

We encourage students interested in both equity and fixed income investment opportunities to apply. Applications are due by June 6, 2021. We expect to communicate our selections by the week of July 5.

Learn more about Capital’s approach to DE&I here.

CAP@city Application:  https://forms.gle/UHHzDi8aeKzcn2BA8