2017 MBA Connections Conference Agenda Announced


Join us in Columbus, Ohio for our upcoming MBA Connections conference, which will offer you an exclusive opportunity to network with top talent acquisition experts and career service professionals at our 12th annual event. Debate issues, share best practices and participate in moderated discussions on key topics in the industry with an event that’s sure to be bigger and better than ever.

 What to Expect:

  • Open discussions about Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Job Market Analytics, Gen Z and mobile technology that impacts MBA recruitment & career services trends
  • Detailed action steps and key takeaways to help you become an industry innovator tomorrow, next month and next year
  • Networking opportunities with Directors, VPs and Deans from B-schools & employers
  • A thought-provoking keynote presentation entitled "Changing Strategy and Shaping Culture," featuring an award-winning CEO
  • An exciting preview of our GradLeaders NEXT initiative, complete with new dashboards and data exploration tools, resume parsing functionality, advanced matching of students to jobs, social sharing of events and jobs, and much more


Monday, April 10:

  • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Guest Arrival & Registration
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking Welcome & VIP Introductions – Light appetizers and drinks at Easton Sports Bar, provided by GradLeaders

Tuesday, April 11:

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 8:45 am: Welcome to Our 12th Annual Connections Conference
  • 8:45 am - 9:30 am: GradLeaders 2017 Roadmap to Innovation: Exploring New Solutions to New Challenges in MBA Recruitment and Higher Education
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am: Networking Break
  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am: Moderated Panel: Using Big Data in Graduate Career Services & MBA Recruitment 
  • 10:45 am – 11:30 am: Speed Networking: Employer + School Biz Card Exchange 
  • 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Moderated Panel: Using Artificial Intelligence Solutions in Graduate Career Services & MBA Recruitment
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Networking Break
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Patrick Losinski,"Changing Strategy and Shaping Culture." 
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Moderated Discussion: Real World Tips to Innovate Tomorrow, Next Month and Next Year
  • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Open Discussion
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Happy Hour at Hotel Bar 
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking Dinner on Own 
  • 8:00 pm: Networking Activities around Easton Town Center

Wednesday, April 12:

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am: Day 1 Recap
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am: Awards Presentation
  • 9:45 am - 10:30 am: Breakout Sessions: Best Practices for Career Services and Recruitment

Current List of Attendees: 

Join your colleagues that have already registered: 

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Columbia Business School
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • DaVita
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • DuPont
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Emory University, Goizueta Business School
  • Forté Foundation
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • L.E.K. Consulting
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • M&T Bank
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • Rice University
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • Texas A&M University, Mays Business School
  • The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
  • UCSD Rady School of Management
  • University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • University of Houston, Rockwell Career Center
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • USC Marshall School of Business
  • Workday


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Catie Ewen

Catie Ewen joined the GradLeaders team to create strategic, industry-related marketing and sales materials. Primarily responsible for content and digital marketing efforts, Catie helps GradLeaders build and maintain its brand, while promoting its exclusive network, recruitment technology, and career management tools. Catie graduated from Miami University in 2014, with dual degrees in both Journalism and Mass Communications.

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