JumpStart Advisory Group
There is an option for Undergraduate students interested in the Marketing Diversity Forum to state that as part of the UGrad Application.

UGrad Careers Diversity Forum

August 14-17, 2018
(Finance: Tuesday & Wednesday
Tech: Thursday & Friday
Consulting: Thursday & Friday)

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 remain committed to preparing talented undergraduate students for the journey ahead. In less than five years, the JumpStart Advisory Group has expanded our undergraduate membership to well over 2,000 students, nearly 100 academic institutions, and over 600 participants in our Annual Diversity Forum. As a result of our model, we have helped hundreds of talented candidates receive job offers and launch very successful careers.

The JumpStart UGrad Diversity Forum is an intensive two and a half day learning experience for select undergraduate students with an interest in careers in finance, consulting, and technology. Participants will gain tremendous insights about these industries through workshops, case studies, networking with industry leaders, and learning from their peers.

Be sure to complete your application today, as demand for participation will be high. Below you will find a list of confirmed sponsors of Diversity Forum and a sample 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.

What's New in 2018 Diversity Forums

  • JumpStart UGrad Finance 2.0 Session
    As part of the 2015 UGrad JumpStart Diversity Forum, we have built a customizable experience for those applicants that have a stronger interest towards financial services and technology. If your post undergraduate aspirations are leaning towards a career in Private Equity (PE), Investment Banking (IB), Asset Management (AM), Research, or Technology; the Finance 2.0 Session was built for you. If you are an applicant that has held an internship in banking, accounting, finance, or technology be sure to take advantage of the opportunity. During the special session, select participants will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in their desired career track (PE, IB, AM, Research, or Technology). In addition, each student will work and network with industry professionals and decision makers, and get a significant edge over the competition.
  • Increased Networking Sessions during the Forum
  • Access to additional sponsors
JumpStart UGrad Style Article UGrad flyer PDF

Participants have been from the following schools:

  • Arizona State University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard College
  • Howard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College
  • Univ. of Alabama
  • Univ. of Chicago
  • Univ. of Connecticut
  • Univ. of Michigan
  • Univ. of Minnesota
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Univ. of Texas (Austin)
  • Univ. of Virginia
  • Yale University
...and top talent from other schools.

Corporate Sponsors have been:

  • Accenture
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Bernstein
  • A. T. Kearney
  • Bain
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • Booz & Co.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bridgespan
  • Broad Residency
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • Cornerstone
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • LEK
  • McKinsey
  • MFS Investment Management
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Parthenon EY
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Putnam Investments
  • Robert W. Baird
  • UBS
  • Wellington Management
  • Wells Fargo
  • West Monroe Partners
  • William Blair

JumpStart Diversity Forum Video

Diversity for MBA JumpStart Advisory Group 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.