JumpStart Advisory Group

2017 MBA Financial Services & Consulting Diversity Forum

July 18-21, 2017

Chicago, IL

Deadline: May 14, 2017


What's New in 2017 Diversity Forums

JumpStart MBA Diversity Forum is an intensive program that educates participants on both the financial services and consulting industries. 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.

The Diversity Forum hosts selected incoming women and minority students attending top-tier MBA programs. Forum corporate partners are industry leaders in consulting and financial services who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity recruiting and developing talent.

  • JumpStart Finance 2.0 Session
    As part of the 2015 MBA JumpStart Diversity Forum for Financial Services and Consulting, we have built a customizable experience to those applicants that know their post business school aspirations are specific to careers in Private Equity (PE), Venture Capital (VC), Investment Banking (IB), or Asset Management (AM). If you are an applicant that has a strong background in finance, accounting, or economics; the JumpStart MBA Finance 2.0 Diversity Session was designed for you. During the special workshops select participants will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in their desired career track (PE, VC, IB, or AM). The Jumpstart Finance 2.0 session will take place during the finance portion of the Diversity Forum.
  • Increased Networking Sessions during the Forum
  • Access to additional sponsors
  • Dedicated breakout sessions for women
  • Informational 1:1s with consulting firm representatives





Participants have been from 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 Sponsors have been:

  • Accenture
  • A. T. Kearney
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays Capital
  • Bloomberg
  • Strategy &
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • FBI Special Advisors
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM Business Consulting
  • JP Morgan
  • LEK
  • McKinsey
  • MFS Investment Management
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Putnam Investments
  • Robert W. Baird
  • UBS
  • Wellington Management
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • William Blair






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.