Chicago | October 20-21 | 2017

 

3rd Annual

UNDERGRADUVETS® & CADETS

NATIONAL CAREER CONFERENCE

 

ABOUT

In early 2015, the team behind the well-known MBA Veterans Career Conference was asked by its recruiting partners to create a parallel event specifically for undergraduate veterans.

A few months later they launched the UndergraduVets Career Conference, event that has quickly become the premier hiring conference for student veterans & ROTC Cadets.

Every October, it connects 150+ candidates from across the US with campus, military, and diversity recruiters representing 20 of the nation’s leading employers for a 1½ days of networking, career panels, onsite interviews & a career expo.

RECRUITING COMPANIES

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Day 1 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Navy Pier

11:30 AM

Registration

11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Stop by to pick up your conference registration packet and the badges that you’ll need to access the event on both Friday and Saturday!

Location: Navy Pier (AON Grand Ballroom Entrance)
Open

12:30 PM

Graduate School Speed Networking Session

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Is grad school in your future? Spend 2 hours getting ‘pitched’ by admissions officers from the nation’s premier MBA and Specialty Masters Programs. Whether you’re ready to go after graduation or might want to in a few years, it’ll be well worth attending!

Participating MBA & Specialty Masters Programs: Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech. SMU, University of Southern California, Rochester, Boston College, Ohio State, Arizona, Florida

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Candidates who Select ExploreMBA Session in Registration

2:45PM

UNDERGRADUATE RECRUITERS PANEL: TIPS & ADVICE ON NAVIGATING THE RECRUITING CYCLE

2:45PM - 3:30 PM

Get insights into how to best position yourself for success on campus and at this event – from recruiters at some of the country’s top companies.

Participating Companies: Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Societe Generale, USAA, & Accenture

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Open

3:45 PM

Company Presentations

3:45 PM - 5:15PM

Whether you’re a STEM, business, or liberal arts majors – discover what 3 of the world’s top companies are all about and what they’re looking for:

3:45 – 4:15 pm: Deloitte (Management Consulting)
4:15 – 4:45 pm: Eli Lilly (Healthcare Company)
4:45 – 5:15 pm: Societe Generale (Investment Banking/Financial Services)

 

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Open

5:15 PM

Undergrad Grad School Expo

5:15 PM - 6:15PM

Even if you’re not ready for grad school (or if you are), stop by and meet with the admissions teams and veteran students at some of the world’s top-ranked MBA & Specialty Masters programs.

EXPO PARTICIPANTS:

MBA & Specialty Business: Notre Dame, Boston College, Vanderbilt, USC, Wisconsin, Rochester, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Babson, SMU, UC-Irvine, Florida, Arizona, Ohio State

International Affairs: George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs

Location: Navy Pier-Lakeview Terrrace Room

Open

6:15PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION WITH COMPANY RECRUITERS

6:15PM - 7:30 PM

Network with veteran employees, recruiters, and fellow student veterans and Cadets at a great space overlooking downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan to end the day!

Location: Lakeview Terrace (adjacent to the Navy Pier Ballroom)
Invite-Only (Register early to increase the likelihood that you will receive an invitation)

Day 2 Agenda

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Conference Center

7:30 AM

INVITE ONLY NETWORKING BREAKFAST

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Join Facebook’s team for a networking breakfast before the Speed Networking kicks off at 9am!

Location: Wolf Point Reception Room
Invite Only – Register early to increase your chances of being selected

8:00 AM

Registration

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Check-in

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (15th Floor)
Open

9:30 AM

Speed Networking Session

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Break into groups of 10 students. Every 9 minutes, over the course of 2.5 hours recruiters from each of the sponsor companies will rotate to each table to introduce themselves, their firm, and give you an overview of the career opportunities available to candidates with your major.

Participating Companies: Facebook, Intel, Cigna, Eli Lilly, Accenture, Deloitte, EJ Gallo, USAA, Societe General, Citi, Accenture, Ernst & Young, & US Treasury

Location: Sauganash East

Open

12:15 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Take a break with a provided lunch before the career expo.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (LaSalle Room)
Open

1:00 PM

Career Expo

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you tired of long, painful career fairs where the recruiters most likely don’t understand your military experience and how it can create value for them? Here’s the good news – at this event you’ll get essentially limitless facetime with campus and military recruiters who are specifically seeking to hiring undergraduates with military experience! Lunch and a small grad school expo will be hosted as well!

Participating Companies: Facebook, Intel, Cigna, Eli Lilly, Accenture, Deloitte, EJ Gallo, USAA, Societe General, Citi, Ernst & Young, PNC Bank, M&T Bank, FDIC, Northwestern Mutual, Wells Fargo  & US Treasury

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (Wolf Point Ballroom)
Open

12:00 PM

ONSITE INTERVIEWS AND/OR COFFEE CHAT

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

While you are in town, take the opportunity to interview or have coffee chats with some of the participating firms undergraduate recruiting teams.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (LaSalle Room)
Invite Only

VENUES

Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017

Location:
Chicago, IL

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

Address:
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

Date:
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Location:
Chicago, IL

Event Venue:
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

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

LODGING

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL:

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

Rate: $229 per night

Reservation

FUTURE DATES

4th Annual
UndergraduVets
Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 12-13 2018

5th Annual
UndergraduVets
Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 4-6 2019

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