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 CHICAGO – Friday & Saturday – October 20-21, 2017

 

2017

UNDERGRADUVETS® & CADETS

NATIONAL CAREER CONFERENCE & EXPO

 

ABOUT

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THE NATION’S PREMIER UNDERGRADUATE MILITARY HIRING CONFERENCE

featuring:

150+ CANDIDATES

  • 100% have military experience
  • 100% are undergradaute sophomores, juniors, & seniors
  • 100% exclusively attend the nation’s Top 150 ranked 4-year colleges and universities
  • 70% are STEM or Business majors

20+ EMPLOYERS

  • 100% are seeking co-ops interns and/or full-time hires
  • 100% are committed to hiring the nation’stop military talent

RECRUITING COMPANIES

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Day 1 Agenda

Friday, Oct 20, 2016 - Navy Pier

12:00PM

Registration

12:00PM - 5:00PM

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!

15th Floor Lobby
Open

3:00PM

Behavioral Interview & Coaching Session

3:00PM - 4:15pm

Companies will be inviting select candidates to attend a “pre-conference’ interview coaching session! This is an amazing opportunity to learn about how to translate your military and other work experience into langauage that recruiters on campus will understand. It will also help you prepare for your interviews on Saturday at the event of shortly afterwards on campus & at corporate offices! If you get an invite, definitely accept it!

Sauganash East
Invite-Only

4:30PM

Opening Session

4:30PM - 5:15pm

Military and campus recruiters and military students secured internships or jobs from the 2015 UndergraduVets Conference will talk about how to best prepare yourself for success at this event and throughout the undergraduate hiring process!

LaSalle
Open

5:15PM

Networking Reception & Resume Review Icebreaker

5:15PM - 6:30pm

Companies will be inviting up to 25 candidates for an evening networking reception overlooking all of downtown Chicago in one of the best spaces in the city! Bring your resume and get some last minute advice from recruiters and veteran employees before the conference officially starts on Saturday morning!

Wolf Point Ballroom
Open

Day 2 Agenda

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

7:00AM

Registration

7:00AM - 1:00PM

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!

14th Floor Lobby
Open

8:00AM

"SMALL GROUP COMPANY PRESENTATIONS & BREAKFAST"

8:00AM - 9:45AM

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 opportunties. 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. 

Sauganash East
Open

10:00AM

Veteran-led Career Panels

10:00AM - 12:30AM

Military veterans who work s at the sponsor companies will spend 40 minutes talking about the day to day life of working in their industries be it banking, consulting, manufacturing, engineering, tech, and more!

LaSalle
Open

10:00AM

Onsite Interviews

10:00AM - 3:30PM

Companies will be inviting up to 25 candidates for an evening networking reception overlooking all of downtown Chicago in one of the best spaces in the city! Bring your resume and get some last minute advice from recruiters and veteran employees before the conference officially starts on Saturday morning!

Sauganash W
Invite Only

1:00PM

Lunch & Career Expo

1:00PM - 3:30PM

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

VENUES

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Navy Pier
Aon Grand Ballroom (East Entrance)
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 606011

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
350 W Wolf Point Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

LODGING

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OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL:

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North 250 W Wolf Point Drive Chicago, IL 60654

Event Room Block Rate: $224

Reservation

FUTURE DATES

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4th Annual UndergraduVets & Cadets Career Conference

Location: Chicago, IL

October 12-13 2018

Contact

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