Next Wave invites all current Black and Latinx undergraduates (Scholars) to join us for Breaking Boundaries, our inaugural Next Wave Conference! Our goal is to help build the next generation of business leaders. Our goal is to help Scholars find and embrace their unique voices as they begin their career journey. Breaking Boundaries will help scholars identify their passions and build the tools and skills necessary to fuel their career goals!

During the conference, Scholars will:

  • Learn more about a variety of career paths and opportunities in Marketing, Operations, Finance, Consulting, and Venture Capital

  • Interview with partner companies for internship and full-time positions

  • Build their network with other students of color from colleges /universities throughout the country

This page is dedicated to information specifically for students. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, feel free to email us at


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have received numerous questions about our conference from students. In an effort to provide to make sure everyone has the same information, we created this FAQs section that specifically addresses those questions.

Q: I can't afford travel and lodging to attend the Breaking Boundaries conference, What should I do?

A: Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Several scrappy Next Wave Scholars facing financial hardship have successfully received travel related funding to attend the conference through on-campus resources including the Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Affairs, or Office of Career Services. We suggest starting with your Dean of Students.

Q: How do I know if I am eligible for the conference?

A: Here are the requirements to attend the conference:

  • Current student at a four-year public or private college/university

  • U.S. citizen, DACA* recipient or permanent resident

  • Black, Latinx or Mixed (for students with more than one race/ethnicity, one of them must be Black or Latinx)

  • 3.0 GPA**

*Note: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants are welcome

**Note: Students with a GPA below 3.0 will be required to briefly explain what circumstance(s) contributed to their academic performance

Q: Do I have to be a Business major to attend?

A: No, our corporate partners encourage students from various academic backgrounds to apply to their opportunities.

Q: What companies are sponsoring the conference?

A: We call our sponsors "partners". We have three confirmed sponsors: Under Armour, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and US Bank. They will be recruiting for internship and full-time opportunities.

Q: How can I get prepared for the conference?

A: We will be releasing the "Next Wave Curriculum" prior to the conference that will provide you with a detailed method to get prepared. For more information contact Jourdan (

Q: What hotel should I stay at?

A: We recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Boston Brookline (1200 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446). That hotel is close to the conference venue. Rates are approximately $266 per night ($133 per Scholar assuming double occupancy).

Q: What is the dress code?

A: Friday is smart casual (e.g. collared shirt and jeans). Saturday during the day is professional (e.g. suit and tie) and in the evening (mixer events) it is casual (dress for outdoor activities). Sunday is business professional (e.g. suit and tie).

Q: Are there any fun activities planned during the conference?

A: Yes! We have a couple of events incorporated into the schedule. You will receive more information on them at the conference.

Q: Will there be a way for me to connect with other students before/after the conference?

A: Yes! We will be utilizing a communication platform (e.g. GroupMe) so that students can engage with each other.

Q: I have more questions! Who can I contact?

A: Make sure you review our General FAQs page. If you still have questions reach out to Tiffani (

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