The Stonier Experience

Attending Stonier is an intense, challenging and highly enjoyable experience! Over 8 days, you will be among 700 students and 70 faculty members, enjoying a rich combination of computer simulations while working in teams, classroom lectures, and interactive sessions.

Networking with Fellow Students: An important component of the Stonier experience is developing ongoing professional relationships that can last for years to come.  You will meet fellow students from across the country and from over 15 international countries, representing banks, regulatory agencies and industry providers.  There is a rich diversity of gender, job title and nature of institution.  Team work encourages the exchange of experiences and allows each student to contribute their strengths.

We facilitate students meeting each other in the following ways:

  • Stonier App: students can download the Stonier app and upload your Profile directly from LinkedIn.The Activity Feed allows students to post photos, share insights and build connections.
  • Networking Receptions: held at the beginning of the School, these receptions provide a casual meet-and-greet atmosphere. Many students continue the conversation at nearby restaurants close to campus.
  • Networking Lunches: these optional gatherings allow students to meet others in their geographical area, similar business line, or with similar interest in key issues affecting banking.

Stonier Mobile App: The Stonier app is a great resource to help you navigate around campus, sync your personal class schedule for the week, look up faculty bios, and stay up to date with announcements during the Stonier session. The app password is shared with students and faculty prior to arriving on campus.

Location: Spending a week on an Ivy League campus is an experience in itself! The University of Pennsylvania has sprawling lawns, beautifully tended gardens, quads and informal places to gather and talk. Weather permitting, students take their team assignments outside to enjoy the surroundings.

Lodging: No dorm rooms! Stonier students stay in hotels that are accessible to campus.  Some hotels are located closer to the downtown area in Philadelphia, allowing for easy exploration of the city, and other hotels are closer to the University. Rooms fill quickly, so the earlier students submit applications to Stonier, the better chance of securing preferred lodging.

Meals and Refreshments: A hot breakfast buffet is provided each morning, and students receive a pre-loaded meal card for lunches throughout the week, which can be used at several locations.  Morning and afternoon refreshments are also provided. Vegetarian options are available, and we will cater to special dietary needs.

Stonier Apparel: Order Stonier apparel from Lands’ End here.

Other Needs: The ABA team wants your experience on site to be as seamless as possible.  Let us know if you have questions.

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