JumpStart Advisory Group

Brand Management &
Marketing Diversity Forum

May 20-21, 2018
(Sunday & Monday)

Philadelphia, PA

Application is now closed.

The JumpStart Model is simple. Step 1: Bring together firms that are willing to educate, empower, and employ the next generation of future business leaders; in an environment that is safe and non-threatening. Step 2: Attract the brightest minds from the top academic institutions across the country and provide the opportunity to introduce them to careers in financial services and consulting.

We recognize both the world of finance and consulting are extremely challenging career options to pursue and have decided to better prepare undergraduate students just like we've done with MBA students over the years. Since 2004, MBA JumpStart has directly hosted over 900 diversity MBA candidates entering top business schools. As a result of our model, we have helped hundreds of talented candidates receive job offers and launch very successful careers. Leveraging this approach, MBA JumpStart has created a similar experience focused on Brand Management and Marketing.

This Brand Management and Marketing Forum is an intensive program that educates participants on both the brand management and marketing career opportunities. Selected students from top-tier MBA programs attend industry-specific workshops, are introduced to case studies, and are provided with endless opportunities for networking with corporate partner representatives and other incoming MBA students prior to matriculation.

Be sure to complete your application today, as demand for participation will be high. Below you will find a list of schools that have had representation at the Forum. You are not restricted from applying if your school is not listed below. We look forward to receiving your application and working with you to LAUNCH YOUR CAREER.

Forum Corporate Partners are industry leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity recruiting and developing talent. The Diversity Forum hosts selected incoming women and minority students attending top-tier MBA programs.

What's New in 2018 Diversity Forums

  • Access to greater array of virtual preparation sessions
    JumpStart Virtual Career Coach Program
    FREE online career coaching to a limited number of JumpStart members from April 2014 until July 2014. The JumpStart Virtual Career Coach Program will provide you with:
    • Regular contact with an online coach who will:
      • Guide you through solidifying your career path
      • Strengthen your knowledge of the industry with assignments and sessions with industry experts
      • Provide tools to manage your network, brand, and recruiting process
    • Feedback on your resume based on how recruiters may perceive your skill set
    • Position you with corporate recruiting professionals based on your industry or functional interest
    • Guidance on preparing a recruiting road map as a first year MBA student
  • Increased Networking Sessions during the Forum
  • Access to additional sponsors

Participants will be attending the following schools:

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • The Columbia School of Business
  • The Darden School of Business (Virginia)
  • The Fuqua School of Business (Duke)
  • The Goizueta Business School (Emory)
  • The Johnson School (Cornell)
  • Harvard Business School
  • The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management (Rice)
  • Kenan-Flagler (Univ. North Carolina)
  • The Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)
  • The McCombs School of Business (UT - Austin)
  • The McDonough School of Business (Georgetown)
  • The Mendoza College of Business (Notre Dame)
  • The NYU Stern School of Business
  • Owen Graduate School of Management (Vanderbilt)
  • The Ross School of Business (Michigan)
  • The Sloan School of Management (MIT)
  • The Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • The Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth)
  • The Wharton Business School
  • Yale School of Management
...and top talent from other schools.

Corporate Partners have been:

  • Baxter
  • ConAgra
  • Danaher
  • Danone North America
  • General Mills
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • P&G
  • SC Johnson
  • Kraft
  • Under Armour
  • Walgreen

JumpStart Diversity Forum Video

Diversity for MBA JumpStart is defined as individuals that are under-represented in business including women, Black, African-American, or of African descent, Hispanic, Latin-American, or of Latin descent, Native American or American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander.