LIFT MBA Program

Identifying Future Investment Banking Leaders From Diverse Backgrounds

LIFT M.B.A. Program

Spring 2019

William Blair’s Leadership Identification Financial Training (LIFT) is a two-day immersion program that gives incoming MBA students from diverse backgrounds a unique opportunity to learn about career opportunities in investment banking and build valuable relationships.

Through interactive sessions led by bankers from across William Blair, LIFT participants will experience first-hand the culture and working environment at a premier global investment banking boutique.

Example Program

LIFT will begin day one at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. on the second day.

 Day 1
Welcome and Overview
Day in the Life of an Associate
How to Navigate the Recruiting Process
Pitch Activity Workshop
Shadowing an Associate
Networking Reception and Dinner 

 Day 2
One-on-One Meetings with Senior Bankers
Team Case Study
Talent Leadership Message 
State of the M&A Market

Candidate Qualifications

The LIFT Program is open to talented and diverse individuals preparing to enter their first year in an M.B.A. program. Candidates should have a strong academic record, proven leadership skills, and an interest in learning about the investment banking industry. We are seeking to build a diverse pool of participants across a broad array of characteristics, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and military background.

William Blair will provide airfare and hotel accommodations for the duration of the program. No additional form of compensation will be provided.

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Applications for the 2019 program will open in spring of 2019.