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 and a few months later they launched the UndergraduVets Career Conference.

Every October, it connects 150+ student veterans and Cadets from across the US with campus, military, and diversity recruiters representing the nation’s leading companies and graduate schools.

WHY ATTEND?

  • 6+ Hours of networking
  • Meet 50+ recruiters from 20+ top companies
  • 5+ hours of onsite interviews
  • 5+ hours of career education
  • 9:1 Student/Company ratio
  • Network with 150+ other undergraduate veterans & ROTC Cadets!

RECRUITING COMPANIES

SUCCESS STORIES

Many of the students who have attended this conference have been hired by the sponsor firms as co-ops, interns, and full-time hires! Here are a few recent examples.

Click their photos to learn more about them and see where they are working now.

Sales & Trading Analyst Intern

Cole Johnson

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Engineering Co-op

Eric Stout

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Consultant

Molly Marahol

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Consutlant

Morris Bradley

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Day 1 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Navy Pier

11:00 AM

Check-In & Registration

11:00 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!

Navy Pier (2nd Floor Lobby – West Side of Lakeview Terrace)
Open

12:00 PM

Lunch & Graduate School Speed Networking Session

12:00 PM - 2:40PM

Have MBA Program/Grad School reps. pitch you on the benefits of a grad degree and how to use your veteran benefits to pay for it

Navy Pier -Room 325/326
Candidates who indicated interest during registration

2:45 PM

Company Recruiters Insights Panel

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn the tips and tricks from the employers on how to be successful during and after the conference.

Navy Pier -Room 324
Open

3:45 PM

Company Presentations

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Presentation Series:

Deloitte (3:45 – 4:15 pm)

Societe Generale (4:15 – 4:45 pm)

Eli Lilly (4:45 – 5:15 pm)

Navy Pier -Room 324
Open

5:00 PM

Grad. School/MBA Expo

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Opportunity for undergraduates to network with top-ranked graduate schools and explore graduate school as a career advancement option.

Navy Pier -AON Grand Ballroom (East Side)
Open

6:00 PM

Networking Reception with Company Recruiters

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Network with other students, recruiters from the sponsor companies and veteran employees of those same firms overlooking downtown Chicago’s incredible waterfront!

AON Grand Ballroom (East Side)

Day 2 Agenda

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

7:30 AM

Check-In

7:30 AM - 12:00PM

Check-in and grab some breakfast before the day kicks off!

15th Floor Lobby
Open

8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Breakfast (Open to All Students)

14th Floor Holiday Inn – Sauganash East Ballroom

9:30AM

Speed Networking Session

9:30AM - 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.

Sauganash West
Open

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Grab a quick lunch and get ready for the expo!

Sauganash East
Open

1:00 PM

Career Expo

1:00 PM - 3:30 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!

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.

LaSalle Room
Invite Only

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships funded through the generosity of Deloitte Consulting

Individual Travel Scholarships
DISTANCE FROM CHICAGO VALUE
150-249 miles $25
250-399 miles $50
400-749 miles $75
750+ miles $100
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Must attend a University at the distances listed above
Must register by 10/6/17 @ 11:59 PM EST
Must physically attend the event
Must pick up scholarship in person on 10/21/17
Must complete resume review process, in full

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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