Attend Preview Weekend

This opportunity provides potential candidates in-depth understanding of the Kelley MBA Program. Join us to learn more and experience life in Bloomington.

Get an up close and personal view of the Kelley MBA Program by meeting current MBA students, faculty, and staff. It's a great way to find out if Kelley is right for you.

Tentative Program Schedule

Diversity Workshop

8:30 a.m.
Graduate Hotel Lobby
Shuttle service to the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center (CG) will be provided from the Graduate Hotel.
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
CG 1022 or 1032
Welcome and Purpose
Career Panel Discussion
10:45 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CG 1022 or 1032
Current Student Panel
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.Small Group discussions with current students
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CG Atrium
Lunch with current students, alumni, faculty and staff
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Small group discussions with current students
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CG 1032 or 1022
Classroom Experience
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
CG1032 or 1022
Debrief and Closing
4:15 p.m.
CG 1032 or 1022
Group Picture
4:30 p.m.Transition to Hotel
Shuttle service to the Graduate Hotel will be provided from the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center.

Small Group Dinners

6:30 p.m.
Graduate Hotel Lobby
Meet with Current Students
Join current students in the lobby of Graduate to walk to dinner.
7:00 p.m.Dining at various local restaurants
(meals provided for attendees)

Preview Day

7:45 a.m.
Graduate Hotel Lobby
Shuttle service to the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center (CG) will be provided from the Graduate Hotel.
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
CG 1056
Introduction to the Kelley Advantage
Meet Kyle Cattani, Faculty Chair of the MBA Program, and learn why the academic programs at the Kelley School are recognized for innovation and excellence. Gain insight into the opportunities provided by the Kelley MBA through the core curriculum, majors, Academies and international programs.
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
CG 1056
Classroom Experience
Dean Idie Kesner will lead you through a stimulating business case discussion providing insight into the Kelley classroom experience.
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
CG 1056
Graduate Career Services & Me, Inc.
Eric Johnson, Executive Director of Graduate Career Services (GCS), will share information about our innovative Me, Inc. career development program, services offered through GCS to help you identify and achieve your career goals, internships, interviews and full-time post-MBA opportunities.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
CG 0034/0036
Lunch and Tour of the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center
Interact with current students to learn about their experiences during lunch. Following lunch, join current students for a tour the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
CG 1056
Admissions and Financial Aid
Gain advice on applying to the Kelley MBA Program and financing your education from our admissions and financial aid team.
2:30 p.m.
CG Forum
Transition to Hotel
Shuttle service to the Graduate Hotel will be provided from the Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Hotel Lobby
Closing Reception
Meet current Kelley MBA students, faculty and staff during this informal networking opportunity. There will also be breakout sessions during this time as listed below.
3:45 p.m.Optional Session: Forte and Women in Business
Learn about Kelley’s partnership with the Forte Foundation and opportunities and resources for women from pre-MBA through alumni.
4:30 p.m.Optional Session: The Consortium
As a founding member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, learn about the Kelley School’s commitment to the mission to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in business schools and corporate management. You will also gain insight into the Consortium application process.

Diversity Workshop, Friday, Oct. 18

Our Diversity Workshop is designed to provide prospective students from under-represented populations the opportunity to learn about the value of diversity and inclusion within the Kelley MBA Program. Attendees will interact with alums from diverse backgrounds in a career panel, have candid conversations with current students, and learn tangible skills such as communication and personal finance. In addition, candidates will be introduced to opportunities available through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and other partner organizations.

Preview Day, Saturday, Oct. 19

Our Preview Day provides potential candidates an in-depth understanding of the Kelley MBA Program. Attendees will gain insight into our unparalleled classroom experience and collaborative culture. They will hear directly from Kelley staff about admissions, financial aid, and career services and tour the Godfrey Center, home of the Kelley MBA Program. Weekend attendees will also have the opportunity to meet members of the Kelley MBA Association and see how student organizations can expand your horizons, enrich your relationships, and hone your leadership skills.

Experience Life in Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana is a vibrant college town with so much to offer during your graduate school experience. See why our MBA students, and their families, enjoy calling Bloomington home for the two years they spend at Kelley.