Chicago | Saturday | 10.13.18


2nd Annual



Giving active duty, reserve, and veteran professionals insider access to the world’s top-ranked MBA programs


The ExploreMBA Veterans Summit connects transitioning officers, NCO’s, reservists, and veteran professionals with 15+ elite MBA programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Top-40 Full-time MBA ranking
  • Minimum of $100,000+ starting compensation
  • Military scholarships up to 100% of tuition

This event will be hosted immediately following the annual MBA Veterans Career Conference


Day 2 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2016 - Navy Pier

7:00 AM


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)

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)


Navy Pier (Room 324 – Panel A, C, E)

Navy Pier (Room 327 – Panel B, D, F)



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


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


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Chicago, IL

Event Venue:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60654


Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Event Room Block Rate: $229



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