MBA Veterans Conference and Career Fair

MBA Veterans Conference and Career Fair

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  • Location/ Dates

    Conference Dates:

    In-Person: Dallas, TX | September 30-October 01 | 2021

    Conference Attire:    Business Dress

  • Registration, Schedule & Costs:

    Click here to register

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

    Conference and Career Fair Cost: Free

  • 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 4 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! Use this time to finalize companies you have been interested in working with and use it as an opportunity to close the gap on your employment.
  • 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 – 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.