Early Career
MBA Professional Development Program
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What is the MBA Professional Development Experience?  

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Want a head start on MBA recruiting?

Join MLT’s MBA Professional Development (PD) for a comprehensive twenty-seven-month pre-MBA program that pairs Black, Latinx, and Native American young professionals with the one-on-one coaching, network and support needed to gain a competitive recruiting edge before business school starts. With MLT MBA PD, you will team up with an experienced coach to clarify your career goals, participate in immersive industry bootcamps and build a personalized career roadmap. In addition to this insight and guidance, you will have the opportunity to interview for internships three months before you start business school, potentially starting your MBA program with an internship offer. Start b-school with a competitive advantage. Join MBA PD.

Early Career
Meet Some of our MBA Professional Development Fellows
Katelyn Brazley
MBA PD 2017
University of Kentucky (c/o 2014)
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
MBA Internship: Brand Management Intern, Procter & Gamble
MBA PD 2017
University of Florida (c/o 2011)
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
MBA Internship: Investment Banking Summer Associate, Goldman Sachs
MBA PD 2017
University of Tennessee (c/o 2009)
University of California - Haas School of Business
MBA Internship: Marketing Solutions Sales MBA Intern, Google
MBA PD 2017
Wesleyan University (c/o 2006)
Columbia Business School
MBA Internship: MBA Associate, US Consumer Marketing Services, American Express
MBA PD 2017
Wellesley College (c/o 2012)
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business
MBA Internship: Summer Associate, Omidyar Network
MBA PD 2017
University of California - Irvine (c/o 2010)
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
MBA Internship: Summer Intern, Parthenon-EY
MBA PD 2017
Boston University (c/o 2010)
MBA, Univ. of Michigan, Ross School of Business
MBA Internship: Summer Associate, Deloitte Consulting
MBA PD 2017
University of Central Florida (c/o 2011)
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
MBA Internship: Redwoods Summer Associate, DaVita

of MBA PD Fellows increased their awareness of MBA career options



of MBA PD Fellows receive at least one MBA internship offer



of MBA PD Fellows receive early summer internship offers before their first term of business school ends -- ahead of their b-school peers

The MLT MBA PD Program Experience

The next MLT MBA PD will kick off in Spring 2020. The formal curriculum includes self-study exercises and two intensive skill-building seminars in late April and late May/early June. The seminars are hosted by MLT’s corporate partners and feature in-depth case studies and analytical workshops designed to provide you with better insight into post-MBA careers and prepare you for the MBA recruiting process. In addition to the intensive seminars, you will:

  • Get one-on-one career coaching: Partner with an experienced MLT Professional Development Coach who has excelled in your industry of choice. Your coach will provide individualized interview preparation, career guidance and feedback in monthly coach calls beginning in February and continuing through your internship and full-time job search during business school.
  • Gain personal clarity: Learn to best tell your story in interviews by aligning your passions and strengths with your ultimate career goals. You’ll work with your coach to define a personalized roadmap which connects your long-term career goals to a near-term action plan.
  • Get early access to top employers: Receive unique and early access to top employers seeking to recruit MLT Rising Leaders for internships and full-time jobs.
  • Cultivate a powerful network: Connect with a high-leverage network of peers, colleagues, mentors, and supporters and be a part of MLT’s network of champions, with 7,000 peers and senior leaders – and growing!
  • Interview before getting on campus: Pursue a summer internship at the organization(s) of your choice with the support of MLT MBA PD.
Meet Your MLT PD Team

MBA Professional Development Team

Headshot of MLT MBA PD Director and Senior Coach Lauren MosesLauren Moses, Director & Senior Coach

Education: Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and was an Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar. In 2007, Lauren earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Experience: Lauren began her career as an analyst in Hedge Fund Strategies at Goldman, Sachs & Co. After business school, she worked as an associate banker with J.P. Morgan Private Bank. In that role, she helped high net worth-individuals achieve short and long-term goals for the transfer of wealth across generations. In addition to personal and professional development, Lauren brings her passion and energy to a consulting practice she founded that seeks to improve talent engagement, retention, and performance at companies and not-for-profit organizations. Lauren is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation and holds the CPCC designation from Coaches Training Institute.


tiel_reardon_headshot_circleTiel Reardon, Senior Associate

Education: Tiel graduated with honors from Hofstra University in 2010. While studying at Hofstra, Tiel pursued a dual degree in Anthropology and Sociology while minoring in Music. She also completed a thesis in Anthropology about gentrification in the neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Experience: Tiel joined MLT as an Associate for MBA Programs in January 2012. She began her post-collegiate career as a member of NYC Civic Corps Fellow working at New York Cares. She enjoyed planning many types of volunteer projects at public schools, senior homes, local non-profits and community gardens. Tiel recruited and trained over 430 volunteer SAT Tutors in the Fall of 2011 in support of the SAT Prep Program. Continuing to pursue her interest in working in the non-profit realm, Tiel was thrilled to join MLT in January 2012.


MBA Professional Development Coaches

Joyce_Cadesca_HSJoyce Cadesca, Coach

Education: Joyce Cadesca holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University. She is an alum of MLT MBAP ’11 and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Experience: Joyce is an experienced general management executive who is devoted to social justice, inclusion, and equity. Her corporate work experience includes finance, strategy, and human resources roles at leading global Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Her life purpose is to empower individuals from under-served communities to achieve their educational and professional goals. Joyce joined MLT as a Coach in the MBA Professional Development Program in the spring of 2020.

As an active Board Member and fund-raising co-chair of the Childcare Council of Westchester (a NY-based nonprofit), Joyce raises awareness of critical affordable child care resources available to low-income families. Her nonprofit experience also includes working in education management and classroom teaching in both the public and private school settings. Joyce lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her son, and enjoys museum trips and live jazz.


Francine Chew, Senior Coach

Education: Francine has her MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Yale University. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador.

Experience: Francine joined MLT in May 2013. She is currently Vice President, People Development Capabilities at Prudential, a role which encompasses all People Development innovative solutions to be curated at the enterprise level for Leaders of Enterprise, Others and Self. Francine also worked with small businesses programs as an independent consultant and as the founding Program Officer for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Previously, she served as the Director of Operations for Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Charter School, as an Associate in the Equity Capital Markets group at Merrill Lynch, and as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley.


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Denitresse Ferrell, Coach

Education: Denitresse holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BS in Finance from Morgan State University. She is an alum of MLT MBAP ’07, MBA Jumpstart, and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management alum.

Experience: Following a successful career in Private Wealth Management with Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Smith Barney, Denitresse spent the last 12 years of her career in various strategic roles within John Deere, including Business Development, Public Affairs, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Project Management and Supply Chain. Additionally, within Deere, Denitresse spent significant time supporting recruiting efforts, serving as Deere’s NBMBAA Chair and Tuck School liaison, and as part of Deere’s internal cohort of certified leadership coaches. In January 2020, Denitresse left Deere to launch her own coaching and consulting firm, and joined MLT as an MBA PD coach in March 2020.


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Imani Grant, Coach

Education: Imani holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Temple University. She is an MLT MBAP ’10, MBA Jumpstart, and BIG’s Digital Undivided Incubator Cohort 3 alum.

Experience: Imani has more than 10 years of client services experience including five years as a Management Consultant with AT Kearney in their Food and Beverage Practice. Imani’s consulting experience spans North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa; and across corporate strategy, food service strategy, profitability improvement, business operations and sales force management. In 2017, Imani took a leap of faith, when she decided to pursue her entrepreneurial endeavors with Infinite Ag, a B2B marketplace for produce buyers and sellers. Additionally, Imani co-founded The Weekend Soiree, an annual 4-day retreat and celebration for queer, multicultural womxn. Imani has coached historically marginalized groups — women, African Americans and LGBTQ+ individuals — on how to be successful when perceived differences create very real barriers to success.



Beena Kavalam, Senior Coach

Education: Beena completed her MBA in Marketing and Management from NYU Stern School of Business and her BA in Biology from Rutgers University. Beena also earned the professional executive coaching certification (CPCC) with Coaches Training Institute.

Experience: Beena joined MLT in January of 2013. As a Professional Development Senior Coach, she draws on her real world brand management experience from Bayer Healthcare and WhiteWave Foods, as well as her consulting background from Accenture and Pacesetter Management Consulting. Currently, she is also CEO of Personal Revolution LLC, a consulting, coaching and training company based in New Jersey.



Anita Kishore, Senior Coach

Education: Anita began her career as a scientist, and has written and spoken on the transition from science to consulting. She completed her degrees in chemistry earning a Bachelor’s from Yale University, a Master’s from the University of Melbourne, and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Experience: Anita joined MLT as a Professional Development Coach in June 2013. Anita currently works as a Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation in Pfizer in New York City. Previously, she led US Portfolio Management for Sandoz in Princeton, NJ and developed Sandoz global strategy from its headquarters in Holzkirchen, Germany. Anita also served on the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council, spreading awareness of key global and local D&I initiatives. Prior to Sandoz, Anita worked as a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in San Francisco and Munich advising clients in healthcare, IT, and retail sectors. Anita also led several projects in Bain’s Museum Practice supporting fundraising for Bay Area museum.

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