Save the Dates May 11-13 for Connections 2020

Our 15th annual Connections conference is officially scheduled for May 11-13, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. We’ll return to the Hilton at Easton, an attendee favorite. Connections 2020 will include more of what our school and employer partners love – with an extra day of networking activities and brainstorming breakout sessions. Plus, next year’s event will expand the optional pre-Conference training sessions to allow for more 1-on-1s and in-depth demonstrations of our solutions. 

 Here's an overview of what to expect:

  • What: School & Employer Thought Leadership Event
  • When: May 11-13, 2020
  • Where: Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio
  • Who: Career development and campus recruitment professionals
  • Why: Discuss solutions to industry problems
  • How Much: $99 per attendee early bird price / $150 regular price

Connections 2020 will be a one-of-a-kind event, but don’t just take our word for it. Here's what just a few of our recent attendees had to say:

“Feeling revitalized and ready to dive into the summer season after attending Connections 2019 in Columbus. Thanks for hosting an exceptional conference!” —Ellen Morris, Manager, Internships & Career Events, Stephens College

“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

Join them and 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 11-13, 2020 to discuss industry trends and exchange ideas with your peers. Sessions will cover a range of topics including career services and campus recruitment trends, big data and predictive analytics, best practices for OCR events, student engagement tips, technology enhancements, diversity recruiting, international hiring, interview prep, budget challenges, experiential learning and more. Check out the tentative agenda below:

  • Monday, May 11:
    • Noon: Registration Opens
    • 1pm-5pm: Optional Training Sessions and 1-on-1s
    • 6pm-8pm: Opening Networking Reception
  • Tuesday, May 12:
    • 8am: Networking Breakfast & Opening Remarks
    • 9am-Noon: Technology Updates & Best Practice Sessions
    • Noon: Networking Lunch
    • 1pm-5pm: Moderated Panels and Breakout Sessions
    • 6pm: Networking Dinner & Social Activities
  • Wednesday, May 13:
    • 9am: Keynote Presentation
    • 11am-1pm: Roundtable Sessions
    • 1pm: Boxed Lunches
    • 1pm-3:30pm: Optional Breakout Sessions and Peer Group Meetings

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Michelle Dranschak

As Graphic Design & Visual Brand Manager, Michelle designs everything from infographics to training documents that support GradLeaders' mission of connecting students to their dream jobs. She has more than a decade of experience as a designer across a variety of industries and she uses her creativity and expertise to advance the GradLeaders brand.

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