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Career Connections

Power-up your career plan with access to Forté companies, industry workshops, career exploration, and networking. There are a number of resources available to you before, during, and after the conference to jump-start and ignite your career.

June 28 is our conference Career Day. You will have multiple opportunities to meet with company representatives. Join us for career insights and industry introduction sessions in the morning and afternoon, a company networking luncheon, and a Career Expo and Networking Reception closes the day.

We provide five great ways to connect during the MBA Women's Leadership Conference:

Conference Online Networking Community and Mobile App

Network with Forté companies before you arrive in Chicago. Learn about their organization and opportunities by visiting their sponsor profile. Let them know you are interested by selecting “request information” and adding your name to their lead list. Build a personal profile, take part in discussions, plan your conference schedule, network with companies and attendees, and stay in-the-know about conference events and happenings. The 2019 MBA Women’s Leadership Conference mobile app will help you make the most of the conference during your time in Chicago and after.

The Online Networking Community is available starting May 2019 to conference registrants.

Career Expo & Networking Reception

Forté’s Career Expo brings together Fortune 100 recruiters and exceptional talent (that’s you!) in a welcoming environment and on a personal scale. At the Career Expo, you will meet employers one-on-one, explore company culture, and learn about long-range opportunities. Gain an advantage over your MBA peers by developing personal contacts with companies early in the job search process. It’s the only event of its kind where the most prestigious corporations in finance, consulting, consumer products, technology, and healthcare come face-to-face with a select group of the most talented and ambitious women in the country.

The Career Expo and Networking Reception is scheduled on June 28.

Career Insights and Industry Introductions

Don’t miss these career panel discussions with MBA alumnae and company representatives who will provide you with great insights and advice about the industries, functions, work, and specific opportunities for MBAs. What you learn can also be very valuable when selecting your electives and emphasis in your MBA program.

Panelists will also cover any growth opportunities, how things are changing in the industry, and tips on how you successfully navigate each career path. Start building your network now by engaging with professionals currently working in these fields.

The Career Insights and Industry Introduction sessions are scheduled June 28 throughout the day.

Informal Networking

Enjoy breakfast or lunch with representatives from Forté sponsoring companies and continue building your “conference network.” They are looking forward to meeting you! Take advantage of the opportunity to sit with new people over breakfast or lunch each day. You can also reach out using the conference networking community or mobile app about arranging a time/place to connect.

Conference Resume Book – Upload your Resume

Forté will compile a Resume Book of those registered for the conference and send it to Forté companies prior to the MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. Maximize your time at the Expo by submitting your resume in advance. In addition, a few companies will extend private invitations for dinner or interviews in Chicago. You won’t want to miss out on these potential opportunities!

Put your best foot forward and reach out to your campus career services office and ask them to review your resume today. Instructions on how to upload your resume into the Job Center Resume Database will be available in May.


companies at the Career Expo

Iris Birungi, vice president for diversity campus recruitment at Bank of America, appreciates that Forté “provides access to a sisterhood, a population of women who are willing to help other women.”