Conference Introduction

The National Diversity Conferences are hosted by MBA Diversity organizations for business professionals to convene for networking, leadership development, and career opportunities. There are case competitions and career fairs, as well as classes associated with each conference.

These conferences are open to all Jenkins Full-Time and Working Professional MBAs.
Attending these conferences is best for –

  • Full-time employment candidates graduating in December 2021, May 2022, and August 2022
  • Internship employment candidates for Summer 2022

In this time of the pandemic, organizers are offering virtual and in-person formats.

There are differences in employers, attendee profiles, and conference missions.  Choose conferences that align with your needs.  Most MBAs attend National Black and/or the MBA Veterans Conference and Career Expo. 

The Jenkins MBA office offers a stipend for up to, but no more than, $250 for the registration fee for one conference.

NOTE:  It is very important to create a profile on the targeted national conference website as early as possible.  These profiles are how you will be seen and noticed by employers, and will secure you interviews and appointments PRIOR to showing up at the conference, so you can arrive with a schedule and meetings with employers already in place.

Major Conferences

Conference Location Key Dates
Poole College of Management (PCOM) Supply Chain Networking Event and Career Fair Virtual

Supply Chain Networking, September 30, 2021; 1pm – 5pm

Career Fair, October 1, 2021; 9am – 5pm

National Association of Asian MBAs Career Fair



August 30, 2001 

National Black MBA Conference and Career Expo


Chicago, IL In-Person Dates:
Conference: Sept 14-18, 2021
Career Expo: Sept 16-17, 2021Digital Dates:
Conference: Sept 15-17, 2021
Career Expo: Sept 21-22, 2021

Prospanica Conference and Career Expo 


Virtual & In-Person (Orlando, FL) September 27 – October 1st (Virtual) ; September 22 – October 1st (In-Person)

MBA Veterans Conference and Career Expo


Dallas, TX September 30 – October 1, 2021
Virtual Career Fair  | October 5, 2021

Reaching Out MBA Conference


Austin, TX October 7 – 9, 2021


Other Conferences

Conference Location Key Dates

Grace Hopper Celebration


Virtual September 26 – September 29, 2021
HATCH Montana Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2021
National Sales Network Virtual October 14 – 15, 2021