Forté's College to Business Leadership Conferences are one-day leadership programs for undergrad women leaders interested in exploring the full scope of career options, including a career in business. There is an application to attend and space for 100 women.
Please note, students can apply to one Forté College Conference in one city/date per semester.
The Forté College to Business Leadership Conferences will bring together undergraduate women with diverse academic backgrounds including STEM, Economics, Liberal Arts, Business, and Communications majors. This is a great opportunity for first year, sophomore, and junior women looking to explore career opportunities in business, network with business leaders and schools, and build their resume. Note: This program is not open to seniors or graduate students.
To be considered, applicants must have a strong undergraduate academic record and proven leadership experience reflected in their resumes.
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April 5, Chicago
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April 12, Boston
Participate in a business start-up simulation
The cost to attend the Forté College to Business Leadership Conferences is free, a benefit provided by our conference sponsors.
Not only is the event free, but financial support in the form of a travel stipend ($300 maximum) is available for eligible attendees to help cover some of the travel costs associated with the conference. The travel stipend is reimbursed to qualified attendees after they attend the event in its entirety. Learn more about the travel stipend.
Chicago Hotel Information
Hotel: Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago—100 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Dates: Thursday, April 4 - Friday, April 5, 2019
Rate: $209 per night
Booking: Visit the hotel website or call (312) 236-1234
Expiration Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 or when block is full
Boston Hotel Information
Hotel: Revere Hotel—200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Dates: Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019
Rate: $249 per night
Booking: Visit the hotel website or call (617) 482-1800
Expiration Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 or when block is full
Applications are closed.
We have a limited number of seats for this program, so your application will be an important component of selection. The selection committee will review all complete applications and may follow up with a phone call or email if there are outstanding questions.
Step One: Application Form
As part of your application, you will be asked to reflect on the question below in fewer than 250 words to demonstrate your interest in applying for this conference. You may want to draft this in advance.
How do you anticipate that attending the Forté College to Business Leadership Conference will build on your leadership skills and what is your goal for attending this conference?
Once you complete steps 1 and 2, your application form and resume will be sent to the selection committee for review. You will be notified with a decision (admit, waitlist, decline) via email from the Forté College Team as soon as possible. Generally, this is within two weeks of an application deadline or sooner.
If admitted, an email will follow to confirm your seat and we will ask you to submit a $50 refundable deposit. This deposit will be reimbursed after you attend the event in its entirety.
Not only is the event free, a travel stipend ($300 maximum) is available for eligible attendees to offset travel costs associated with the conference. The travel stipend is reimbursed to qualified attendees after they attend the event in its entirety. Learn more about the travel stipend.