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Students Convene in NYC for the MBA Brazil Networking Event

Students Convene in NYC for the MBA Brazil Networking Event Brazil's robust economy is creating demand for top talent in it's national and multinational companies. To link MBA students from top schools with these organizations, the 2012 MBA Brazil Networking event, co-organized by NYU Stern’s Latin American Business Association (LABA) and students from Columbia, Kellogg, MIT Sloan and Wharton, convened more than 120 MBA students in NYC this fall.

“The MBA Brazil Networking Event is a unique student initiative because it brings together companies operating in Brazil and MBA students, both Brazilian and international, who are interested in the Brazilian market,” says MBA student Leonardo Deeke Boguszewski, VP of corporate relations in LABA and one of this year’s event organizers. “It's a priceless opportunity for students to network with prominent companies doing business in one of the world's most exciting emerging markets.”

Students who attended the event represented 15 countries and 20 top international business schools, including NYU Stern, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Darden, Duke, Harvard, HKUST, IE, IESE, Kelley, Kellogg, LBS, MIT Sloan, Rochester, Ross, Stanford, Tuck, UCLA, UNC Kenan-Flagler and Wharton. During the course of the two-day event, corporate representatives conducted more than 160 interviews, and as a result, many participating MBA students are reporting both summer internship placements and full-time employment offers.