Connections 2019 Registration is Now Open

Connections 2019

Join us for Connections 2019, an exclusive thought leadership and networking event where schools & employers connect! Register today at

Our 14th annual campus recruitment and career services Connections Conference will include numerous networking opportunities, best practices sharing, technology updates, and more! As always, Connections 2019 will be an exclusive event where career development professionals from our partner schools and recruitment leaders from our employer partners meet to discuss solutions to the industry’s biggest problems. This is a one-of-a-kind event unlike any other, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Connections was one of the best conferences I have ever attended – the attention to every detail made me feel included and valued.”

—Katherine Prum, Sr. Associate Director Employer Relations @ Brandeis University International Business School

“The GradLeaders Connections Conference is a great event that always rings true to its name! I was pleased with the productive discussions I was able to be part of—both formally and informally—and felt the agenda allowed more time for informal networking than some other events I've attended, which for me added a lot of value.”

—Amy Wilson, Director, Leadership Development Programs @ Medtronic

“The team at GradLeaders is the best, bar none! And their annual Connections conference is a great event for networking with other schools and employers in their network."

—Robin Darmon, Director, MBA Career Connections @ UC San Diego, Rady School of Management

"The networking opportunities with schools and partners were super helpful, especially paired with best practice use case discussions. Everyone was incredibly engaged throughout the entire event, including the GradLeaders team who went above and beyond. It’s one of the best conferences I’ve been to.”

– Dakotah Taylor, Senior Recruiter @ First National Bank

“Connections was by far the best conference I’ve ever attended. It was a great opportunity to collaborate with peers and corporate recruiters alike, allowing me to gain a better perspective on the industry as a whole. While our partnership with GradLeaders was already underway, Connections convinced me to not delay another year before moving to the full GradLeaders Career Center platform. Their value has been demonstrated through their technology, their networking opportunities, and their customer service, and we’re excited to take full advantage of our partnership.”

—Kimbrelyn Austin, Executive Director @ Texas A&M University, Mays Business Schools

Join other School Deans, Career Center Directors, Employers Relations and Career Development Thought Leaders as well as VPs of Talent Acquisition, University Relations and Recruitment Thought Leaders in Columbus, Ohio on May 13-14, 2019 to discuss industry trends and exchange ideas with your peers.

Check out the tentative agenda below:

Monday, May 13

  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Advisory Board (Invite-Only)
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: New User Training (Optional)
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: 1-on-1 Consulting (Optional)
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 14

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome Address from GradLeaders
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Panel of Experts featuring Industry Thought Leaders
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Networking Activity for Career Centers + Employers
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Moderated Discussion on Industry Challenges
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel of Experts featuring Industry Thought Leaders
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Best Practice Presentations + Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: GradLeaders Technology Preview + Product Roadmap Brainstorm
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Open Discussion on Innovative Solutions
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Networking Dinners + Social Activities On Your Own Around Easton Town Center

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Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. During his 10+ years at GradLeaders, the network has grown to have now helped over 600,000 employers and 26,500,000 students from more than 1,000 schools around the world. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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