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

1:00 PM

Registration

1:00 PM - 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

2:00 PM

Company Presentations

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sit in on a series of presentations from leading employers and learn about various undergrad internship/co-op/full time opportunities from a wide range of industries and companies.

Location: Navy Pier (Room 324)
Invite-Only

4:00 PM

General Session Panel

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Military and campus recruiters and military students who secured internships or jobs from the past UndergraduVets Conference will talk about how to best prepare yourself for success at this event and throughout the undergraduate hiring process!

Location: Navy Pier (Room 327)
Open

5:00 PM

Undergrad Grad School Expo

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Opportunity for candidates to network with top-ranked graduate schools.

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace Room)
Open

5:45 PM

Undergrad Networking Reception

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Great opportunity to network with company representatives while overlooking Lake Michigan in one of the best spaces in the city! Get some last minute advice from recruiters and veteran employees before the conference officially starts on Saturday morning!

Location: Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace Room)
Open

Day 2 Agenda

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

7:00 AM

Registration

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

9:30 AM

Speed Networking Session

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

While you’re eating breakfast, recruiters and veteran employee from the sponsor companies will be introducing themselves to you through an innovative ‘speed dating’ format. Each company will start at a table of 8 students and have 10 minutes to ‘pitch’you on their firm, sharing key information about their company, it’s culture, efforts to recruit military students, and their various coop, internship, and full-time opportunities. At the end of 10 minutes, they’ll switch tables and new team will come over! You should expect to hear from 8-9 companies during breakfast. 

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (LaSalle Room)
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

12:00 PM

Onsite Interviews

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Onsite interviews for select candidates.

Location: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (North Point Room)
Invite Only

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!

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

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 W Wolf Point 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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