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2012 Forté Forum: Chicago

Chicago Booth - Gleacher Center
Monday, August 20 null 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Online registration is now closed.  Onsite registration will be available beginning at 6pm.  The onsite registration fee is $5.  Please bring exact change or pay by credit card.

null Have you ever considered getting an MBA?
null Are you looking to take your career to the next level, start your own venture, or change careers?
null Do you want to design the career that is best for you?
null Have you ever considered studying outside of the US?
null Do you want to know all the ways you can finance your MBA?

If so, then you should attend the Forté Forum.  At this intimate, interactive event, you’ll learn how an MBA degree can help you find your passion, open doors, and present opportunities you never knew existed. All attendees will be eligible for prizes.  You must be present to win.


5:00-6:00 pm

Pre-Forum Workshop
Financing Your MBA

Before beginning your MBA, you need to find the funds to pay for it. Can you afford an MBA? What kinds of loans should you consider? What other financing options are available?

During this pre-Forum workshop, you will gain valuable information into the financial planning side of getting an MBA. Learn about conducting a self analysis on your current financial status. Hear about resources available to help fund your MBA, including the Forté Fellowship. Finally, learn how to do some good faith negotiating on your financial aid offers. 
Presented by Dr. Donald C. Martin, Ph.D., Author of “Roadmap for Graduate Study. A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students." 

Learn more about Don Martin, Ph.D.

6:00-7:00 pm


School Fair (Exhibits will remain open through 9:00 pm)

Connect with admissions members from top U.S. and international business schools.
null Learn about the admissions process
null Find the school that’s right for you
null To view the list of schools participating by city, click here

Networking reception with light refreshments

7:00-8:00 pm MBA Alumnae Panel
Hear advice from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how:
null They chose a career
null What motivated them to pursue an MBA
null And the successes and challenges they’ve faced
Learn more about the panelists who will be in attendance!
8:15-9:00 pm     Admissions Panel
Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss:
null Admissions requirements
null Researching schools
null The application process
null Financing your MBA

Note: We encourage you to attend some or all of the sessions. Feel free to come and go as necessary.

Chicago Booth - Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL | map |
(312) 464-8787

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Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 16.

To cancel your registration, please submit a Cancellation
before Thursday, August 16.  For additional questions, please email them to

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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