Peek Weekend, Harvard Business School’s initiative to spark interest in graduate management education among college students who may not have previously considered a career in business, will start taking applications on February 1.
During the three-day event, participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges leaders face, the many dimensions inherent in the business world, and the impact participants can have on their community and the world through organizational leadership.
“As a Peek Weekend participant, you are given the opportunity to visualize whether or not the MBA program aligns with your personal goals,” writes Veronica Chua in the HBS MBA Voices blog. “Not only was it an eye-opening educational experience, exceeding even my highest expectations, but it filled me with a profound sense of purpose,” she explains.
Peek, which began in 2015 focusing on candidates from women’s colleges, has since expanded to include male applicants, and preference is given to students with no prior academic or professional exposure (including internships) to business or business-related fields.
“Before we applied to Peek Weekend in Spring 2017, we never imagined ourselves going to business school, let alone Harvard Business School,” write Sam Unsworth and Jaideep Wasu—two students from the United Kingdom who penned the piece, 10 Reasons Why HBS Peek Weekend was Worth the Trip Across the Pond.
“Attending HBS Peek Weekend has motivated us both to apply to HBS for an MBA in the future. Having experienced a small taste of what life at HBS is like has left a lasting impression on us both,” they conclude.
PEEK will cost $200 per participant, and the program plans to host these rising sophomores, juniors and seniors June 8-10, 2018. Participants will have accommodations on campus, take part in assigned case studies, and meet with faculty, current students, and alumni.
Click here for more information about Peek Weekend, as well as links to sign up for upcoming Peek Weekend webinars.