Please note that this is an agenda from 2017 and the event is closed.  The P&Q preMBA Networking Festival in 2018 will follow a similar schedule.

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Thursday, May 11 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Welcome Kick-Off at NYU Stern School of Business Reception
Welcome kick-off at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Wondering what it’s like to work in consulting, finance, technology, and CPG/healthcare? How should you prepare for your MBA career in each industry? Hear executives from the world’s leading companies, such as J.P. Morgan, McKinsey & Co., Amazon and Anheuser Busch inBev, in the pre-festival welcome and panel discussion. Spend time networking with peers and execs after the panel.

Registration and pre-reception begins at 5:30 pm.  Panelists begin at 6:30 pm. 

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Editor-In-Chief, Poets&Quants
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Dan Bauer

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Peter Blair Henry

Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU Stern
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Priyanka Newkirk

VP Makeup Marketing, Lancome USA
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Paul Ollinger

Comedian, Speaker and Author of You should Totally Get an MBA
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Brian Perkins

Global VP, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser
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