Expo West 2019 Application

2019 MBArk Expo West Application

The MBArk Core Program at Expo West will take place March 7-9, 2019 in Anaheim, CA, with many exciting components including:


  • Walk the Floor with CEOs
  • MBA Alumni Dinner
  • MBArk CEO Breakfast and CEO Speed Dating
  • Numerous booth meetings with top natural food executives
  • Focus sessions on topics like marketing, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and impact investing
  • Access to the show floor and Expo West events
  • The Natural Talent Career Fair will also be a part of the program, on Wed., March 6

There are two deadlines to apply for the MBArk program at Expo West.  Please use the form below.

The priority deadline is SundayJanuary 20 at midnight PST. Applications submitted by then have a greater chance of acceptance, because we take about 75% of our pool from that group.  Additionally, only people who apply by then have a chance to reserve hard-to-get discounted hotel reservations through MBArk.

The secondary deadline is Sunday, February 3 at midnight PST. We will pull about 25% of our pool from this group of applicants, which will also include those not accepted during the first period.

First Name*
Last Name*
Your MBA or Grad School Program*
Month and Year of Expected Graduation*
Street Address*
Street Address 2 (Unit #)
Cell Phone Number*
What are your functional areas of expertise from previous work experience (e.g. - marketing, sales, supply chain, finance, sustainability, entrepreneurship, etc.)?*
If different from your past work experience, what are your areas of INTEREST for future positions?
Provide a brief history of your career highlights prior to graduate school, including undergraduate school and degree, key jobs and positions held, your connection to food or ag or sustainability, and other information that would prove helpful in getting to know you.*
If you are a second or third year grad student, please describe the summer internships you have had. (Otherwise, enter N/A.)
If you are a first year grad student, do you already have a summer internship lined up? If so, what? If not, what companies have you been or will you be speaking with? (Otherwise, enter N/A.)
Whether you are currently looking for a summer internship or a fulltime job, what percentage of your effort would you estimate will be conducted independently, as opposed to going through your career office or on-campus recruiting - from a low of 0% independent to a high of 100% independent?*
What other MBA or food conferences or career events have you attended outside of school, if any?
Why is attending MBArk and Expo West important to your career goals? What are the key things you hope to get out of the experience?*
Please list any specific companies or individuals you want to meet with at Expo West.*
How did you find out about MBArk (please be specific - for example, through school career office, school club e-mail, social media, word of mouth from past attendee, etc.)?*
Please supply a link to an online profile, such as LinkedIn, or e-mail a copy of your resume to jdobrow@MBArk.com.