Business School Insider: MBA Fair & Admissions Panel

Thursday, July 23rd, 6:30PM-9:30PM
Grand Hyatt New York
Park Avenue at Grand Central

6:30PM-9:30PM: MBA Networking Fair
Meet and mingle with admissions representatives and alumni from top U.S. and international business schools. Schools attending include:

  • Baruch/Zicklin School of Business
  • Boston University School of Management
  • Brandeis University International Business School
  • Boston College Caroll School of Management
  • Columbia Business School
  • Cornell University - The Johnson School
  • Fordham Business School
  • Hult International School of Business
  • London Business School
  • Manchester Business School
  • Melbourne Business School, Australia
  • MIT Sloan
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Pace University - Lubin School of Business
  • Penn State- Smeal College of Business
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
  • Rutgers Business School
  • Thunderbird, School of Global Management
  • University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
  • University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business

7:30PM-8:30PM: MBA Admissions Panel
Hear from admissions representatives from top MBA programs what they're looking for in a competitive applicant, what benefits an MBA earns you in the current economic climate, how to finance your degree, and much more.

8:30PM-9:00PM: GMAT Workshop
Learn how to attack and succeed on the GMAT by getting hands-on experience with some of Kaplan's strategies and methods.


Jackie Zavitz is a Senior Associate Director in the Office of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at the Wharton School. In addition to serving as a member of the MBA admissions committee, Jackie is responsible for the office's marketing and communications initiatives, including media relations, publications, advertising and website development — including management of the Wharton MBA Admissions Blog, Student Diaries and student2student discussion board. Jackie also oversees the office's private equity initiatives and is engaged with efforts to bring more students from the LGBT community to Wharton.
Prior to MBA Admissions, Jackie spent several years in Wharton's MBA Career Management Office, where she managed investment banking and private equity recruiting for the MBA program. Before joining Wharton, she worked at the Electric Power Supply Association, a competitive energy lobbying group in Washington, DC, covering regulatory policy developments affecting the industry. Jackie graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in communications and from University of Pennsylvania with a master's degree in education.

Cassandra Pittman works as Assistant Director of Marketing at INSEAD. She joined INSEAD in 2005, initially based on the Singapore campus, before moving to the campus in Fontainebleau, France. In July, she joined INSEAD's North American team, and is currently based at the INSEAD office in New York City. Prior to joining INSEAD, Cassandra worked for London Business School. She holds a B.A. degree in International Relations, a Masters Degree in European Integration and Development, and most recently completed INSEAD's Management Acceleration Programme.

Stefanie Slade is an Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern. She has been with the Stern school for more than three years. Prior to her career in MBA Admissions, Stefanie worked as a Program Manager for a non-profit arts organization and earned her BS in Communications from NYU.

Randall T. Sawyer is the Director of Admissions, Financial Aid and Inclusion at The Johnson School at Cornell University. Randall has served as director since March 2006 and prior to his current position he spent 2 years as Public Relations Officer at the Johnson School and 13 years as a public relations practitioner in and around New York State government. Randall spent six years in the Pataki Administration as an Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs for several state agencies and has been Press Secretary to two State Senators, worked for the Minority Leader in the State Assembly and led the communication efforts of a statewide lobbying trade association. Randall earned his Masters degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Albany and his Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Geneseo. He is a native of Newark, NY and currently resides in Ithaca with his wife, the former Constance Thomas CU '94, and their two children, Grace and Braeden.

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