MBA Veterans Conference and Career Fair

MBA Veterans Conference and Career Fair

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  • Location/ Dates

    Virtual Career Fair:  October 5, 2021
    In-Person Conference: Dallas, TX | September 30-October 01 | 2021

    Conference Attire:    Business Professional

  • Registration, Schedule & Costs:

    Click here to register

    Click here for a conference schedule (including career expo).

    OPTION 1 (highly encouraged):  Attend the ‘in-person’ event in Dallas, Texas on Sept 30-Oct 1, 2021 and participate in all the networking events, company presentations, interviews, career expos, Cocktail receptions, etc.

          • Cost for the in-person event is $249
          • There is a discounted block of hotel rooms set aside for the event.

    OPTION 2:  Do not attend the ‘in-person’ event, but have your profile and resume included in the resume book and be able to participate in the Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on October 5th

          • There is no cost to attend the VCF

    Registering early is key, as Companies began viewing registered candidates as early as June 1st.

  • What is it like? What can I expect to happen there? What should I be doing when I’m there?
    This is an in-person event with 2 days of company presentations, industry career panels, and networking opportunities. You will be able to meet recruiters representing 60+ top MBA employers and network with 500+ other veteran MBA students! Before your registration is approved, you will be asked to create a profile and upload your resume.  Per conference stats, 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.  Securing these invitations will make your time at the conference much more productive.  Please reach out to your CMC career coach for guidance on creating your profile if you need assistance.
  • How will the CMC support me?

    Before the conference, the career center will work with students to prepare their resumes. The career coaches will help to ensure your resume is tailored to reflect the needs of the prospective employers you are looking to meet. The career center will also help students practice pitches, identify and target companies, and plan schedules. Connect with Caren Howley if you have more targeted questions.

  • Your Next Steps
    1. Register Now After registering, you will get access to the job board and any other resources to get ready and answer questions for the conference. 
    2. Use this Google Sheet to tell the career center and your career coach you intend to come. 
    3. [For Working Professionals] Make yourself eligible for MBA program-hosted employer relations.  You can technically sign up for the career expo without the career center knowing; however, your ROI will be much greater if you collaborate with us in your preparation.
    4. Resume Prep – Prepare your résumé, pitch, and approach strategy and meet with your career coach – Annie Murray (FY MBAs), Caren Howley (SY MBAs), Lisa Batts (WP MBAs), Ed Kato (WP MBAs), or John Hutchings (WP MBAs). You should have a targeted résumé and pitch for each company you plan on approaching. You also want to review and update your cover letters.
    5. Explore the MBAVeterans website and job board, plot your target company approach strategy. Research companies. Many companies are  lining up their interview schedules NOW before the career expo.
    6. Practice your interview skills with your career coach and the InterviewStream virtual interview tool.