Chicago | October 19-21 | 2017

 

10th Annual

MBA VETERANS®

CAREER CONFERENCE

 

ABOUT

The MBA VETERANS CAREER CONFERENCE

is the nation’s leading military and MBA diversity conference. Every Fall, it connects 350+ 1st and 2nd year MBA students, all of whom are military veterans enrolled at the Top-50 ranked programs with 40 of America’s leading MBA employers.

RECRUITING COMPANIES

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Day 1 Agenda

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

12:00 PM

Registration

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by to pick up your conference registration packet and the badges that you’ll need to access the event on both Friday and Saturday!

ID REQUIRED FOR CHECK-IN!

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (15th Floor)

Open

 

12:45 PM

Case Interview Prep Session

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Learn all about the case interview methodology from experts from Accenture

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (LaSalle Room)

Invite-Only

1:00 PM

MBA Opening Panel

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Sauganash East & West)

Open to All Students

2:00 PM

First Years MBA Speed Networking Session

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

First Year MBA students will be broken into small groups of 8-10 candidates. Company representatives will then rotates tables every 9 minutes, during which they will introduce themselves, their company, and MBA level career opportunities. If anything sounds really interesting, the intent is that you can follow up with their team later on at the Expo. You should be able to be “pitched” by 15 of the programs in attendance.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Sauganash East & West Room)
First Year MBA’s Only

4:15 PM

Company Presentations

4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Learn about various MBA career opportunities from industry leading employers.

Johnson & Johnson – Discover the variety of Rotational Programs(Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.) that are available at Johnson & Johnson.

Eli Lilly – Discover what types of MBA jobs and internships are available in the the healthcare industry with the Eli Lilly Team

Google – Learn about MBA roles from a leading tech company

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (LaSalle Room)

Open to All Students

 

5:30 PM

Bronze & Expo Level Sponsor Networking Session with Event Hosts

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bronze & Expo Level Company Sponsors are invited to participate in a networking session with the event hosts.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (LaSalle Room)
Invite-Only

6:30 PM

Open Bar Networking Reception

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

You’ll be broken into small groups of 8-10 candidates. Company representatives will then rotates tables every 9 minutes, during which they will introduce themselves, their company, and MBA level career opportunities. If anything sounds really interesting, the intent is that you can follow up with their team later on at the Expo. You should be able to be “pitched” by 15 of the programs in attendance.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Wolf Point Ballroom)
Invite-Only

Day 2 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Navy Pier

7:00AM

Registration

7:00AM - 4:00PM

Stop by to pick up your conference registration packet and the badges that you’ll need to access the event.

Location: Navy Pier (Aon Grand Ballroom Entrance)

Open

7:30AM

Bronze Level Sponsor Networking Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:45AM

Bronze Sponsors invite select students for a breakfast networking session.

Location: Navy Pier Ballroom Lobby

Invite Only

7:30 AM

Private Breakfast Breakouts

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Diamond level sponsors will be hosting private breakfast breakouts for select candidates.

Locations: Navy Pier (Room 325/326/Aon Grand Ballroom)
Invite Only

8:00AM

Onsite Interviews (Interview Blackout During Lunch))

8:00AM - 12:00PM; 1:30 -5:00 PM

Bronze and above sponsors will be scheduling interviews directly with candidates all day.

Interview Blackout During Lunch

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace Room)
Invite Only

9:00 AM

Company Trade Show Booth Setup

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time available for company participants to set up their trade show booth in advance of the 1:45 PM Expo.

Location: Navy Pier (AON Grand Ballroom Balcony)
Company Representatives

9:00 AM

MBA Career Services Trade Show Booth Setup

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time available for MBA Career Services participants to set up their trade show booth in advance of the 1:45 PM Expo.

Location: Navy Pier (AON Grand Ballroom – Back Section of Ballroom)
MBA Career Services Representatives

9:00AM

Industry Panels (Panels A, B, C)

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn about different post-MBA career paths.

Panel A: TBD

Panel B: TBD

Panel C: TBD

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Open

9:00AM

Industry Panels (D, E, F)

9:00AM - 12:00AM

Learn about different post-MBA career paths.

Panel A: TBD

Panel B: TBD

Panel C: TBD

Location: Navy Pier (Room 327)
Open

12:00 PM

Onsite Interview Blackout

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

We’re going to take a 1.5-hour break from interviews so that recruiters and students can recharge over lunch!

Please avoid scheduling interviews during this time.

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace Room)

12:00PM

Networking Lunch & PNC Lunch Presentation

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Seated lunch for all Bronze level and above sponsors and students followed by a highly entertaining and informative 30 minute presentation from the PNC team!

Location: Navy Pier (Aon Grand Ballroom)
Open

1:45 PM

Career Expo

1:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Now that you have had a 24-hour crash course in MBA career education, interviewing, & networking – it’s time to get in front of recruiters from dozens of companies. Perfect your 10-minute pitch because with a 2:1 company rep-student ratio, you’ll get ample time to make an impression!

Location: Navy pier (Aon Grand Ballroom Balcony)
Open

1:45 PM

Onsite Interviews Continued

1:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Interviews continue after lunch and go for another 4+ hours!

Location: Lakeview Terrace, Navy Pier
Open

Day 3 Agenda

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

08:00 AM

MBA Student Onsite Interviews

08:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Onsite Student Interviews

Invitation only
Interview space available a la carte

9:30 AM

UndergraduVets & Cadets Career Conference

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

A conference for employers looking to fill their talent pipeline with a talented group (STEM and business degree focus) of co-op, internship, and full time seeking student veterans through a day of networking, panels, expo, and interviews.

For a more detailed schedule please visit this page: http://www.undergraduvets.com

VENUES

Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
& Saturday, October 21, 2017

Location:
Chicago, IL

Event Venue:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Address:
350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017

Location:
Chicago, IL

Venue:
Navy Pier,
Aon Grand Ballroom (East Entrance)

Address:
600 East Grand Avenue
, Chicago, IL 606011

LODGING

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Event Room Block Rate: $229

Reservation

FUTURE DATES

11th Annual
MBA VETERANS
Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 11-13 2018

12th Annual
MBA VETERANS
Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 4-6 2019

Contact

Please let us know if you would like more details on how to participate as a student or employer.