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

TransitionVets Grad. School Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Opportunity for Graduate Schools to network with select TransitionVets candidates.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Wolf Point Reception)

Invitation Only – TransitionVets Candidates
Gold Sponsors Only – Graduate Programs

7:30 PM

TransitionVets Grad. School Dinner

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Opportunity for Graduate Schools to network and socialize at dinner with select TransitionVets candidates.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Sauganash East & West)

Invitation Only – TransitionVets Candidates
Select Sponsors Only – Graduate Programs

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

TransitionVets Conference Welcome

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Session provides overview of the day’s agenda.

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 (Panels A, B, C)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about different post-military career paths.

Panel A: Investment Banking

Panel B: Leadership Development Programs

Panel C: Consulting

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Open

9:00 AM

Career Industry Panels (Panels D, E, F)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about different post-military career paths.

Panel D: Brand Management

Panel E: Technology

Panel F: Operations

Location: Navy Pier (Room 327)
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)
Silver & Gold Sponsors/ All TransitionVets Candidates

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. You should be able to be “pitched” by 15 of the programs in attendance.

Location: Navy Pier (Room 325 & 326)

Bronze & Above Sponsors / All TransitionVets Candidates

3:15 PM

Grad School Admission Panel

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

Pre-MBA Panel

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn from top employers about pre-MBA opportunities (i.e. mini internships) in order to gain exposure to various different careers and industries.

Location: Navy Pier (Room 327)

Select Sponsors / All TransitionVets Candidates

5:00 PM

Grad School Expo & Networking

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Opportunity for candidates to network with top-ranked graduate schools and explore post-military career options.

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace)

All Sponsors / All TransitionVets Candidates

6:00 PM

Grad School Networking Social

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Towards the end of the Expo we will open the bar to all graduate programs and TransitionVets candidates to continue networking.

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace)

All Sponsors / All TransitionVets Candidates

Day 3 Agenda

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

08:00 AM

Graduate School Candidate Onsite Interviews

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Opportunity for Graduate Schools to interview candidates.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Various Rooms)

Invitation only
Interview space available a la carte

9:30 AM

UndergraduVets & Cadets Career Conference (Separate Event Occurring Concurrently)

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

A conference for employers looking to fill their talent pipeline with a talented group (STEM and business degree focus) of co-op, internship, and full time seeking student veterans through a day of networking, panels, expo, and interviews.

For a more detailed schedule please visit this page: http://www.undergraduvets.com

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.