Chicago | October 19-21 | 2017

 

ExploreMBA

VETERANS SUMMIT

The best way to discover if a top-ranked MBA or Masters is right for you

ABOUT

The ExploreMBA Veterans Summit is a 2-day networking and educational event designed to give 75-100 active and reserve officers and NCOs and veterans a highly efficient, interactive, effective, and low-pressure way to discover if attending a top-ranked MBA is the right for them.

This event will be hosted in conjunction with the 10th annual MBA Veterans Career Conference

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6:00 PM

Pre-Summit Networking Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Network with MBA admissions teams, veteran students, and alumni and other ExploreMBA attendees at a 90 minute open bar reception overlooking downtown Chicago before the Summit begins on Friday

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Wolf Point Reception)

Participating MBA Programs: Florida, Southern California (USC),  Georgia Tech., Arizona

Day 2 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2016 - Navy Pier

7:00 AM

Registration

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Stop by to pick up your conference registration packet and the badges that you’ll need to access the event.

Location: Navy Pier (AON Grand Ballroom Entrance)
Open

8:00 AM

Opening Session Summit Welcome

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcoming remarks form the MBA Veterans Network’s Executive team and a rundown of the day’s activities

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Graduate School Representatives & TransitionVets Candidates

10:00 AM

Trade Show Booth Setup

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Time available for graduate school participants to set up their trade show booth in advance of the 5:00 PM Expo.

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace Room)
Graduate School Representatives

9:00 AM

Career Industry Panels

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get a deeper understanding of post-military career paths by attending 3 of 6 (you choose) panels led by veteran employees at America’s top employers

9:00 – 9:45

Panel A: Investment Banking (Credit Suisse, Barclays, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America)

Panel B: Brand Management (Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, M&T Bank)

10:00 – 10:45

Panel C: Leadership Development Programs (M&T Bank, Eli Lilly, Liberty Mutual, T-Mobile)

Panel D: Technology (Google, Microsoft, Intel, Dell)

11:00 – 11:45

Panel E: Consulting (KPMG, Deloitte, Accenture, PwC)

Panel F: Operations (Chevron, BASF, PNC Bank)

Location:

Navy Pier (Room 324 – Panel A, C, E)

Navy Pier (Room 327 – Panel B, D, F)

Open

12:00PM

Networking Lunch for Candidates & Graduate Programs

12:00PM - 01:30PM

Seated networking lunch for candidates and graduate school representatives. Lunch transitions into the speed networking session.

Location: Navy Pier (Room 325/326)
Participating MBA Programs: Notre Dame, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Florida, USC, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Arizona, Rochester, Illinois, SMU

12:30 PM

Grad School Speed Networking Session

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

You’ll be broken into small groups of 8-10 candidates. Grad School representatives will then rotates tables every 9 minutes, during which they will introduce themselves, their program, and post school career opportunities. If anything sounds really interesting, the intent is that you can follow up with their team later on at the Expo.

Location: Navy Pier (Room 325 & 326)

Participating MBA Programs: Notre Dame, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Florida, USC, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Arizona, Rochester, Illinois, SMU

3:15 PM

PANEL: Grad School Admissions Advice For Veterans

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about how graduate school can accelerate your post-military career and transition.

Location: Navy Pier (Room 327)

Select Sponsors / All TransitionVets Candidates

4:15 PM

PANEL: EXPLOREMBA STUDENT PANEL

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn all about the MBA experience straight from current student veterans

Location: Navy Pier (Room 327)

Panelists: Company recruiting teams (TBD)

5:00 PM

Grad School Expo & Networking

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Meet one-on-with MBA admissions representatives, current veteran students, and alumni from 15 of the nation’s top-ranked MBA and graduate programs. Open bar happy hour from 6:00-7:30.

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace)

Participating Teams: Notre Dame, Boston College, Vanderbilt,  Georgia Tech, Florida, USC, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Arizona, Rochester, Illinois, SMU, UC Irvine, Babson, & the GWU Elliott School of International Affairs

Day 3 Agenda

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

08:00 AM

GRAD SCHOOL COFFEE CHATS & MENTORSHIP SESSIONS (OPTIONAL)

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sit down with a current student or admissions rep to learn more about their program and get a customized mentorship and career coaching session.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Various Rooms)

Invitation only
Participating MBA Teams: TBD

VENUES

Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017
& Saturday, October 21, 2017

Location:
Chicago, IL

Event Venue:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

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

Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017

Location:
Chicago, IL

Venue:
Navy Pier,
Aon Grand Ballroom (East Entrance)

Address:
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

LODGING

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Event Room Block Rate: $229

Reservation

FUTURE DATES

2nd Annual
ExploreMBA
Veterans Summit

Location: Chicago, IL

October 12-13 2018

3rd Annual
ExploreMBA
Veterans Summit

Location: Chicago, IL

October 5-6 2019

CONTACT

Please let us know if you would like more details on how to participate as a student or employer.