Chicago | October 11-12 | 2018

 

11th Annual

MBA VETERANS®

CAREER CONFERENCE & EXPO

 

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-75 ranked programs with more than 50 of America’s leading MBA employers.

2018 RECRUITING COMPANIES

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Day 1 Agenda

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

12:00 PM

Registration

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by to pick up your conference badge which you will need to access both Thursday and Friday events.

ID REQUIRED FOR CHECK-IN!

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Open

 

1:00 PM

Opening Session

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Opening Session

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

First year MBAs

 

1:30 PM

First Years MBA Speed Pitching Session - Group A

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

First Year MBA students will be broken into small groups of 8-10 candidates. Company representatives will then rotate tables every 5 minutes, during which they will introduce themselves, their company, and ‘pitch’ their 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 20 of the programs in attendance.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
First Year MBA’s Only – Group A

1:30 PM

First Years MBA Speed Pitching Session - Group B

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

First Year MBA students will be broken into small groups of 8-10 candidates. Company representatives will then rotate tables every 5 minutes, during which they will introduce themselves, their company, and ‘pitch’ their 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 20 of the programs in attendance.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
First Year MBA’s Only – Group B

3:45 PM

Company Presentations

3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Learn about various MBA career opportunities from industry leading employers.

3:45 – 4:15  Gold Sponsor – Company A

4:15 – 4:45  Gold Sponsor – Company B

4:45 – 5:15  Gold Sponsor – Company C

5:15 – 5:45  Gold Sponsor – Company D

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Open to All Students

 

3:45 PM

Company Presentations (Diamond Sponsors)

3:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Learn about various MBA career opportunities from industry leading employers.

3:45 – 5:45  Diamond Sponsors

 

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Open to All Students

 

5:00 PM

Bronze & Expo Reception with Event Hosts

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Invite-Only

6:00 PM

Silver Sponsor and Above Open Bar Networking Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Great opportunity for employers and candidates to network. The reception is for Silver and higher sponsors and their invited guests.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Invite-Only

7:30 PM

Diamond Sponsor Dinner with Select Candidates

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Diamond Sponsors will host dinner with their invited guests.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Invite-Only

Day 2 Agenda

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 - Navy Pier

7:00AM

Registration

7:00AM - 4:00PM

Stop by to pick up your conference badge which you will need to access Friday’s events.

Location: Navy Pier

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

Invite Only

9:00AM

Onsite Interviews (Interview Blackout During Lunch)

9:00AM - 12:00PM; 1:00PM - 8:00PM

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

Interview Blackout During Lunch

Location: Navy Pier

Invite Only

9:00 AM

Career Expo Booth Setup

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time available for company representatives and career service representatives to set up their career expo booth in advance of the Expo.

Location: Navy Pier
Company Representatives

9:00AM

Industry/Career Panels

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Company led career panels focusing on different MBA career paths.

9:00 – 9:45

Panel A: TBD

Panel B: TBD

10:00 – 10:45

Panel C: TBD

Panel D: TBD

11:00 – 11:45

Panel E: TBD

Panel F: TBD

Location: Navy Pier

Open

12:00 PM

Onsite Interview Blackout

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

There will be a 1-hour break from interviews so that recruiters and students can recharge over lunch.

Interviews are not to be scheduled during this time.

Location: Navy Pier

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch & Platinum Sponsor Presentation

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch for all Bronze level & above sponsors and students.

Location: Navy Pier

Open

1:00 PM

MBA Career Expo

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Open Bar: 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Location: Navy Pier
Open

1:00 PM

Onsite Interviews

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Navy Pier
Invite Only

VENUES

Date:
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Location:
Chicago, IL

Event Venue:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

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

Date:
Friday, October 12, 2018

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: $219 plus applicable taxes

*Group rate available through September 17th, 2018.

HOTEL ROOM REGISTRATION

FUTURE DATES

11th Annual
MBA VETERANS
Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 11-12 2018

12th Annual
MBA VETERANS
Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 3-4 2019

Contact

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