STUDENTS

WHY ATTEND?

2 days of company presentations, industry career panels, and networking opportunities

Meet recruiters representing 60+ top MBA employers

Network with 500+ other veteran MBA students!

Register now to setup your professional profile

2021 RECRUITING COMPANIES

SUCCESS STORIES

Many of the students who have attended this conference have been hired by the sponsor firms! Here are a few recent examples!

KYLE MORGAN

Lead Project Manager

Company: NextEra Energy Resources
MBA Program: University of Florida
Military Service: US Army

SUSAN ALVAREZ

Vendor Manager

Company: Amazon
MBA Program: UT Austin (McCombs)
Military Service: US Army

TAYLOR FERGUSON

Student, Class of 2022

School: USC
MBA Program: Marshall
Military Service: US Army

KIMBERLYNN HUNTER

Senior Consultant

Company: Cognizant
MBA Program: SMU (Cox)
Military Service: US Army

CHRIS HUNT

Associate Brand Manager

Company: Clorox Company
MBA Program: Cornell (Johnson)
Military Service: US Navy

SHAWN FRENZA

Analytics Consultant

Company: Accenture
MBA Program: BYU (Marriott)
Military Service: US Army

ZACHARY BUZZATO

Investment Banking Associate

Company: Credit Suisse
MBA Program: Carnegie Mellon
Military Service: US Navy

GEORGE ROZO

Operations Program Manager

Company: Microsoft
MBA Program:Texas A&M
Military Service: US Army

REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY

You must meet both of the requirements listed below to register for the event.

MILITARY SERVICE

Must have served as an officer, NCO, or enlisted member of either a US or Non-US military service

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Must be currently enrolled or a recent graduate of an eligible MBA program (full time, part time, online, or executive)

APPROVED MBA PROGRAMS

You must be a veteran enrolled at one of the following MBA programs to register for this year’s event.

UNITES STATES

American University (Kogod)

Arizona State University (Carey)

Auburn University (Harbert)

Babson University (Olin)

Ball State University (Miller)

Baylor University (Hankamer)

Binghamton University – SUNY

Boston College (Carroll)

Boston University (Questrom)

Brigham Young University (Marriott)

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)

Chapman University (Argyros)

Clemson

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

Columbia Business School

Cornell University (Johnson)

Creighton University

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (Zicklin)

Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Depaul University (Kellstadt)

Drexel University (LeBow)

Duke University (Fuqua)

Emory University (Goizueta)

Florida State University

Fordham University (Gabelli)

George Mason University

Georgetown University (McDonough)

George Washington University

Georgia Tech (Scheller)

Harvard Business School

Howard University School of Business

Indiana University-Bloomington (Kelley)

Iowa State University

Jack Welch Management Institute

Johns Hopkins (Carey)

Kennesaw State University (Coles)

Lehigh University

Louisiana State University (Ourso)

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University

Marquette University

Michigan State University (Broad)

MIT (Sloan)

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

New York University (Stern)

North Carolina State University (Jenkins)

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University (Franke)

Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Ohio State University (Fisher)

Oklahoma State University (Spears)

Penn State (Smeal)

Pepperdine University (Graziado)

Purdue University (Krannert)

Rice University (Jones)

Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders)

Rutgers University

Seattle University (Albers)

Southern Methodist University (Cox)

St. Joseph’s University (Haub)

Stanford Business School

Syracuse (Whitman)

Temple University (Fox)

Texas A&M University (Mays)

Texas Christian University (Neeley)

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Tufts University (MIB)

Tulane University (Freeman)

University of Alabama (Manderson)

University of Arizona (Eller)

University of Arkansas (Walton)

University at Buffalo – SUNY 

University of California – Davis

University of California – Irvine (Merage)

University of California – Los Angeles (Anderson)

University of California – Riverside (Anderson)

University of California Berkeley (Haas)

University of California – San Diego (Rady)

University of Chicago (Booth)

University of Cincinnati (Lindner)

University of Colorado (Leeds)

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware (Lerner)

University of Denver (Daniels)

University of Florida

University of Georgia (Terry)

University of Houston (Bauer)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky (Gatton)

University of Las Vegas (Lee)

University of Louisville

University of Maryland – College Park (Smith)

University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Isenberg)

University of Miami

University of Michigan (Ross)

University of Minnesota (Carlson)

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri (Trulaske)

University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill (Kenan Flagler)

University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

University of Oklahoma (Price)

University of Oregon (Lundquist)

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

University of Pittsburgh (Katz)

University of Rochester (Simon)

University of San Diego

University of Southern California (Marshall)

University of South Carolina (Moore)

University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Haslam)

University of Texas – Dallas (Naveen)

University of Texas-Austin (McCombs)

University of Utah (Eccles)

Villanova University

University of Virginia (Darden)

University of Washington (Foster)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vanderbilt University (Owen)

Wake Forest University

Washington State University

Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)

Xavier University (Williams)

Yale School of Management

NON-US

Australian Graduate School of Management

Cambridge University (Judge)

CEIBS (China)

COPPEAD Graduate School of Business

Cranfield University

Durham University Business School

ESADE

HEC-Paris

HKUST Business School

Instituto de Empresa (IE)

IESE

IMD

Imperial College

INSEAD

IPADE

London Business School

Manchester Business School

Oxford University (Said)

Queen’s University

Rotterdam School of Management

SDA Bocconi

Singapore Business School

University of Toronto (Rotman)

University of Western Ontario (Ivey)

Warwick Business School (UK)

York University (Schulich)

REGISTRATION BENEFITS

 GUARANTEEDINVITE-ONLY*
Online Profile and Pre-Event Job Board 
2 Days of Career Expos 
Industry Career Panels 
Company-led Presentations 
Networking Reception with Company Representatives 
Interviews with Company Representatives 

Note:
* There is a 75% chance of being ‘pre-selected” for invite-only sessions and/or interviews if you register for the conference at least 4 weeks prior to the conference. Historically, this decreases by ~10 percentage points per week up to the event.

WHY BRING YOUR STUDENTS?

CONNECT YOUR MBA STUDENTS WITH THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER COMPANIES IN A VETERAN-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTER

1. Create a Profile and Update a Resume in MBA Veterans Connect (by clicking the REGISTRATION button below)
2. Complete all Required Fields
3. Accounts are Reviewed and Approved
4. Register to Confirm Conference Attendance*
*Contact Us  with any questions you may have.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

While we appreciate your service, you are not eligible to participate in the MBA Veterans Network or our programming activities.

 

While we applaud your commitment to pursuing a graduate degree at a great university, participation is exclusive to MBA students and alumni.

Absolutely. As long as you are student or graduate of a qualifying MBA program you are more than welcome to join the Network and register for this conference. Please, however, keep in mind that the recruiting companies’ willingness to hiring candidates without US citizenship or work visas is the same at this event as it is on campus.

  • Exam Conflict: In early Spring, we contacted every single MBA program team and shared the details about the conference so that the administrators could plan for students to attend. If you still have a conflict, we recommend petitioning your program to provide alternative exam dates so that you and your classmates can attend the event. This tactic has been achieved successfully by many students in the past.
  • Case Competition: You’re primarily attending a top-ranked MBA program to secure a rewarding, well-paid career, right? We’re not aware of any case competitions that will secure you an internship or a full-time job, so our recommendation is to always opt out of case competitions if they conflict with job-seeking activities such as the MBA Veterans Career Conference.
  • Attend Friday Class or Fail: If you attend an MBA program with this policy, it’s next to impossible to get out of –particularly as a 1st year MBA. However, if you can at least get to the event by the Expo by 2pm on Friday afternoon and/or participate in the networking activities on Thursday night –it’s still worth registering. The sponsors know your situation so they are generally accommodating of your situation for things like interview scheduling etc.

The answer seems obvious, but we always get asked this question so here it is –”yes.”

Not at this time. That’s because our corporate partners have very specific talent acquisition strategies and many of them place a priority on hiring candidates with top-ranked MBA degrees. Since a large part of our mission is to connect them with the kinds of candidates who meet their needs, we use the conventionally-accepted MBA rankings as criteria for participation.

You can register using your .edu email address HERE. You will need to complete your profile 100% before our team can grant you access to complete your registration for this year’s virtual expo.
  • Believe us, we have contacted the military, campus, and diversity recruiters at literally every company that MBA students at elite schools would possibly want to work for. If you don’t see them on our list it’s due to one of the following three reasons:

    1) They’re still evaluating it and haven’t signed up yet
    2) They know about it and don’t want to participate this year
    3) Their teams wants to participate, but some ‘macro’ business issue is forcing them to scale back on recruiting

    However, if you have a contact at a company that you think would be a great fit for the event – please let us know.

     

The answer to this question lies in a quick explanation of the two ways that employers recruit.
On-campus vs. Diversity Recruiting:

  • On campus: Companies recruit at their ‘core’ MBA programs by sending teams of alumni and/or recruiters who are dedicated to recruiting candidates specifically from your school. As a candidate, you are placed into a pool of competition with all of your classmates (military and non-military) and you essentially compete with them for internships and jobs. The recruiters are not specifically looking for military veterans like you and they may or may not understand your professional background.
  • Diversity recruiting: In addition to campus teams, most top employers also employ diversity recruiters who have a mission to identify and recruit MBA candidates from various ‘federally protected’ demographic groups – including military veterans. If you attend this conference, you are guaranteed a ‘look’ by this diversity recruiting team. Now, you are a candidate who attends a ‘non-core’ school, and the team thinks you’re a viable candidates this centralized diversity team will likely manage your recruiting process. If, however, you attend a school where they also have an ‘on-campus’ team, the diversity team from this conference will ‘flag’ you as a target candidate and help to ensure that you get consideration during the on-campus recruiting cycle. In other words, you get ‘insider access’ to both the diversity teams and veterans networks, both of which have pull in the hiring process.
  • Value of Affinity Networks: Most companies have ‘affinity networks’ like veterans groups that often have leverage in the recruiting process. In the case of this event, most sponsors send veteran employees to participate and their veterans groups evaluate candidates. These are the people who will not only advocate for you in the application process, but also look out for you in terms of job placement if you make it through. You cannot underestimate the value of meeting these people and you won’t meet them if you’re not there.

There are two ways to dramatically increase the likelihood of getting invited to ‘pre-conference’ networking activities and onsite interviews ahead of the conference.

1) REGISTER AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT: Statistically you have a 75% chance of being invited to pre-conference activities if you register at least 4 weeks prior to the event. This decreases by 10 percentage points per week leading up to the event. This is because all recruiting teams get access to the networking platform 4 weeks ahead of time. They generally go into it one or 2 times to identify candidates to pre-select and once it’s done, they’re done.

2) CRAFT A SOLID RESUME: Because every candidate served in the military and is attending a top-ranked program, you all generally look the same to companies. This is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because a majority of sponsors legitimately open up their roles to all candidates who attend, even if they’re not at a ‘core’ school and a curse because as a candidate a poorly crafted resume really stands out.

3) EXPRESS INTEREST IN POSTED ROLES: Companies use the job postings as ways to ‘passively’ recruit candidates and evaluate them for networking invites and interviews. If you have even the slightest interest in a company with a posted role – we strongly encourage you to ‘express interest” by clicking that job’s “I’m interested” button.