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June 20, 2014 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA

Forté Foundation’s Company Expo brings together Fortune 100 recruiters and exceptional talent (that’s you!) in a welcoming environment and on a personal scale. At the Company 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.
Who Can Attend
The MBA Company Expo is open to students attending the Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference in the classes of 2015 and 2016. The Company Expo is not a job fair.  It is intended as an opportunity for current students to network with Forté corporate representatives and learn about long-range opportunities.

Cost
The Company Expo is included in the MBA Women's Leadership Conference registration fee.

Attire
Business Casual

What to Bring
Please bring business cards to share and network with company representatives and attendees.  Note:  If you haven't uploaded your resume yet, please click here for further instructions.
Your cell or smart phone.  We encourage you to be interactive at this event and post messages on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other Social Media.
Company Sponsors Confirmed to Participate in the Expo:
A.T. Kearney •  AT&T • Bain & Company • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Barclays • Broad Residency • Capital Group • Chevron • Citi • Cognizant  • Credit Suisse  • Cummins Danaher • DaVita • Deloitte • Deutsche Bank • Dimensional Fund Advisors • Eaton • Eli Lilly and Company • Ernst & Young • ExxonMobil • Fidelity Investments • GE • Goldman Sachs • Hines • IBM Global Business Services • Liberty Mutual •  New York Life PIMCO •  Prudential • Target • UGI • U.S. State Department • Wells Fargo

Submit Your Resume

Deadline to submit: Friday, May 30, 2014
Forté will compile a Resume Book of those registered for the conference and send it to Forté companies 10 days prior to the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. Maximize your time at the Expo by submitting your resume in advance. To upload your resume:

Step 1
Visit our Job Center Resume Database.Note: The Job Center requires a different user name and password than the Forté website.

Step 2
  • Log in and enter your contact information (new users be sure to set up an account)
  • Enter your information in the “Detailed Profile” section. Be sure to check "2014" in the following places:
    • Forté Company Expo
    • Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference
  • Click “Save” at the bottom of the page
  • Upload / update your current resume. Make sure your school name/grad year are included on your resume
Visit With & Hear From Company Expo Participants
 Sessions for New and Returning MBA Women Friday, June 20   
Time New MBA Women (Class of 2016) Returning MBA Women (Class of 2015)

Career Insights & 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 women currently working in these fields!
 Work the Room — Be Spontaneous and Memorable
The elevator pitch can be very important, but there are many times you want to make a connection with someone who hasn’t asked you to tell your story. How can you navigate networking events with confidence? Is it possible to look forward to walking into a room where you don’t know anyone? In this highly interactive and fun two-part ‘Spontaneity Lab’, you’ll practice techniques for creating spontaneous and meaningful connections in an unstructured networking environment. The secrets to success may surprise you!
(Homework: Please come with your two-minute self-introduction, your story, your elevator speech ready!!!)
11:15 - 12:00pm Session I
Corporate Finance
Marketing and Brand Management
General Management and Leadership Development Programs
Financial Services: Private Wealth, Asset Management, and Private Equity
Workshop I
In the first session, we will explore basic networking interactions.
3:00-3:45pm Session II
Financial Services: Investment Banking, Sales, and Trading
Technology and Manufacturing
Consulting
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotech
Workshop II
In the second session, after you have had the chance to practice some of the basics at lunchtime events, we will delve deeper into the skills that will make you a truly masterful networker.