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 CHICAGO | October 19-21, 2017

 

10th Annual

 

MBA VETERANS®

CAREER CONFERENCE & EXPO

 

ABOUT

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AN MBA DIVERSITY CONFERENCE EXCLUSIVELY FOR MILITARY VETERANS ENROLLED AT THE WORLD’S TOP-RANKED MBA PROGRAMS

featuring:


350+ CANDIDATES

  • 100% are military veterans
  • 100% have 3+ years of proven leadership experience
  • 100% exclusively attend the Top-50 ranked MBA programs

35+ EMPLOYERS

  • 100% are seeking MBA interns and/or full-time hires
  • 100% are committed to hiring the nation’s top talent

RECRUITING COMPANIES

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Day 1 Agenda

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

12:00PM

Registration

12:00PM - 7:00PM

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! NO ONSITE REGISTRATION! ID REQUIRED FOR CHECK-IN!

Location: Aon Center Auditorium (1st Floor)

Open

 

1:00PM

Speed Networking Breakouts

1:00PM - 3:15pm

From 1:00 – 1:30 the Clorox team will lead an interview strategy discussion tailored to the MBA Veteran candidate. From 1:30 – 2:15 Sponsors will be leading small-group, pre-conference behavioral interview coaching sessions at their respective company tables. Attendees will receive invitations from employers and broken into groups of 8.

Employer Recommendations: Employers invite up to 8 students using the MBA Veterans Connect platform. Students are required to RSVP. Participating companies are responsible for leading their own coaching sessions and providing their own material. Our recommendation is that teams bring their standard interview worksheets and walk students through actual interview questions, provide feedback, and field a question to as many students at their table as possible. Participating students have the benefit of learning from their peers.

Student Requirements: Select students will receive invitations from employers. You may only accept one invitation as students will remain at the same table throughout the duration of the session.

Location: Mid America Club (80th floor)
Invite-Only

2:30PM

Intro to Leadership Development Programs - led by Johnson & Johnson (Open to All Students)

2:30PM - 2:55PM

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

Location: Aon Center Auditorium (1st Floor)

Open to All Students

 

3:00PM

Intro to Consulting Careers - led by KPMG (Open to All Students)

3:00PM - 3:25PM

Discover what types of MBA jobs and internships are available in the the consulting industry with the KPMG team!

Location: Aon Center Auditorium (1st Floor)

Open to All Students

3:30PM

Intro Healthcare Careers - led by Eli Lilly (Open to All Students)

3:30PM - 3:55PM

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

Location: Aon Center Auditorium (1st Floor)

Open to All Students

 

4:00PM

Intro to Financial Services Careers - led by Bank of America (Open to All Students)

4:00PM - 4:25PM

Discover what types of MBA jobs and internships are available in the the banking industry!

Location: Aon Center Auditorium (1st Floor)

Open to All Students

 

4:30PM

Intro to Brand Management Careers - led by Clorox (Open to All Students)

4:30PM - 4:55PM

Discover what types of MBA jobs and internships are available in the the CPG industry and Brand Management with the Clorox Company!

Location: Aon Center Auditorium (1st Floor)

Open to All Students

 

4:30PM

Case Interview Prep Session

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Learn all about the case interview methodology from experts from Accenture

Location: Mid America Club (80th Floor) – Ballroom A&B
Invite-Only

5:30PM

Open Bar Networking Reception

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Silver Sponsors and above will invite students to spend 90 minutes networking while taking in some of the best views in Chicago!

Employer Recommendations: Prior to the evening dinner at 7:30 pm this is an opportunity to network with a targeted group of students. Make you student invitation selections inside the MBA Veterans Connect platform. Depending on your sponsorship level you may invite between 20-30 students to the networking event. Students are not required to RSVP as many will receive invitations from a few employers.

Invitation maximums per sponsorship:

Silver: 20
Gold: 25
Diamond: 25
Platinum: 30

Student Requirements: Select students will receive invitations from employers and multiple employers in some cases. There is no need to RSVP for this event. In order to attend this event students must receive an invitation from at least one employer.

Location: Mid America Club (80th Floor)
Invite-Only

7:00PM

Networking Dinner

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Seated dinner for all Silver Level and above sponsors and invited students. Keep on networking!

Location: Mid America Club (80th Floor) – Ballroom A&B
Invite-Only

8:30PM

Google Presentation

8:30PM - 9:00pm

The Google team will be leading a highly entertaining and informative 30 minute presentation!

Location: Mid America Club (80th Floor) – Ballroom A&B
Invite-Only

9:00 pm

Closing Remarks

9:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Note: Transportation to the hotel is the attendees responsibility.

Location: Mid America Club (80th Floor) – Ballroom A&B
Invite-Only

Day 2 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2016 - Navy Pier

6:30AM

Registration

6:30AM - 1:00PM

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! NO ONSITE REGISTRATION

Location: 14th Floor Lobby, Holiday Inn
Open

700AM

Company Rep. Only Breakfast

700AM - 7:30AM

Bronze Level+ Sponsors – take a few minutes to get breakfast before the students arrive at 7:30AM

Location: Sauganash Ballroom, Holiday Inn
Invite Only

7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Bronze Level+ sponsors will be inviting another group of 20 students to networking with their teams at breakfast before the day gets underway!

Location: Sauganash Ballroom, Holiday Inn
Invite Only

7:00 AM

Private Breakfast Breakouts

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Select companies will be hosting private breakfast breakouts for select candidates!

Locations: Room 325/326/Aon Grand Ballroom
Invite Only

9:00AM

Onsite Interviews (Continued After Lunch)

9:00AM - 12:00PM; 1:45 - 5:00 PM

Bronze and above sponsors will be scheduling interviews directly with candidates all morning!

Location: Lakeview Terrace Room
Invite Only

9:00 AM

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: AON Grand Ballroom
Company Representatives

9:00AM

TBD

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Spend an hour listening to military veterans and recruiters who currently work in TBD and discover what careers are like in the industry!

Location: Room 324, Navy Pier
Open

9:00AM

TBD

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Spend an hour listening to military veterans and recruiters who currently work in TBD and discover what careers are like in the industry!

Location: Room 327, Navy Pier
Open

10:00AM

TBD

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Spend an hour listening to military veterans and recruiters who currently work in TBD and discover what careers are like in the industry!

Location: Room 324, Navy Pier
Open

10:00AM

TBD

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Spend an hour listening to military veterans and recruiters who currently work in TBD and discover what careers are like in the industry!

Location: Room 327, Navy Pier
Open

11:00AM

TBD

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Spend an hour listening to military veterans and recruiters who currently work in TBD and discover what careers are like in the industry!

Location: Room 327, Navy Pier
Open

11:00AM

TBD

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Spend an hour listening to military veterans and recruiters who currently work in TBD and discover what careers are like in this field!

Location: Room 324, Navy Pier
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: Merchandise Mart 7th FL, SW Corner

12:00PM

Networking Lunch & Presentation

12:00PM - 01:30PM

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

Location: Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier
Open

12:00 PM

Private Lunch Breakout

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Microsoft will be hosting private breakfast breakouts for select candidates!

Locations: Room 325/326

Invite Only

1:45 PM

Career Expo

1:45 PM - 6:00 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: Aon Grand Ballroom Balcony, Navy Pier
Open

1:45 PM

Onsite Interviews Continued

1:45 PM - 5:00 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 - 12:00 PM

Onsite Student Interviews

Invitation only
Interview space available a la carte

8:00AM

UndergraduVets & Cadets Career Conference

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Get all of your military recruiting done for the year in 3 days by attending both the MBA & undergrad conferences (this one has 150+ students from the top-ranked schools in the US!)

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

 

Invite Only

VENUES

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
& Saturday, October 21, 2017
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
350 W Wolf Point Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Friday, October 20, 2017
Navy Pier
Aon Grand Ballroom (East Entrance)
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 606011

LODGING

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OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North
350 W Wolf Point Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Event Room Block Rate: $224

Reservation

FUTURE DATES

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11th Annual MBA Veterans Career Conference (Students)

Location: Chicago, IL

October 11-13 2018

Contact

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