GradLeaders typically hosts and sponsors multiple events for career service professionals, internship managers, campus recruiters and employers.


In addition to our annual Connections Conference and Regional Roundtables, GradLeaders attends and sponsors a wide variety of industry-related events throughout the year.

Here are the events on our schedule this year:

Connections 2020


On March 12, 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Connections 2020 conference, scheduled for May 11-13th in Columbus, Ohio. As travels bans and restrictions increased, we followed the lead of our esteemed higher ed and employer partners’ efforts to reduce non-essential travel and "stay at home" in hopes of limiting coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) exposure. Instead, GradLeaders is hosting several virtual presentations on behalf of our employer and career center partners. Each presentation will be a bit different, as each company and school certainly is, but you and your team will gain such specific takeaways such as...

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Midwest ACE Conference 2020

July 28-29 - VIRTUAL

This year, the Midwest ACE Annual Conference is coming to you! Join us virtually and get access to all live and pre-recorded sessions, interactive networking activities, the MwACE virtual exhibit hall and more! 

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EACE20 Virtual Conference

August 5-6 - VIRTUAL

The EACE20 Virtual Conference will be free for all EACE members. The Annual Conference Committee is working hard to create a schedule of virtual programs and events that you won't want to miss, including a variety of concurrent breakout sessions, Happy Hour Affinity Group Meetups, Employer Roundtables and more.  

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OCEA Annual Conference 2020

August 12-14, 2020 in West Chester, OH

OCEA Conference sessions will include keynote speakers, legal updates, employer sessions, and resources for experiential education (co-op/internship) administrators as well as career service professionals!

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McKinsey & Company’s Operations Women’s Leadership (OWL) Virtual Event

August 28, 2020 - VIRTUAL

McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding women leaders and promoting gender diversity, both at our firm and in the world at large. Submit your application to our Operations Women’s Leadership (OWL) Event by July 20th! OWL is a virtual event that will offer you the opportunity to learn more about McKinsey’s work in operations. During the event, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at our most impactful projects, engage with McKinsey women colleagues through panel discussions with consultants at all tenures, and participate in interactive workshops designed to cultivate the skills and mindsets to help you along your leadership journey. You will connect with other like-minded women who are passionate about working in operations, problem solving, and making positive changes. Individuals selected to attend OWL will be paired with a mentor from McKinsey's Operations Practice. We invite you to apply if you self-identify as a woman and have 2-12 years of experience in Operations which include: capital projects and infrastructure, manufacturing & supply chain, service operations (e.g. operational finance/FP&A, shared services, HR, IT, process automation), product development and procurement, implementation, and advanced analytics. .

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NSEE Conference 2020


Based on the input of NSEE members and prospective conference attendees, as well as the ambiguity surrounding the state of the COVID-19 pandemic come September, we have decided to move the 49th Annual NSEE 2020 Conference to a virtual format. The NSEE 2020 Conference Committee is carefully reviewing various options regarding the conference structure and facilitation technology. Our goal is to create a meaningful, supportive experience that fosters professional development, collaboration, and networking, just as our in-person conferences strive to do. We are particularly excited that a virtual conference will allow for greater flexibility of participation across time zones, and even more educators will have an opportunity to join our community. We will announce the conference details including information for presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors no later than July 17.

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Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming conferences and events.

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