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MBA/MS Fairs and Funding

Affinity Fairs and Funding at Kogod School of Business

Attend a MBA/MS Fair

By participating in one of the affinity fairs available nationally, students are able to network and gain knowledge in the industries that align with their interests.

Why Attend a Conference?

The Kogod Center for Career Development encourages all MBA and MS students to take advantage of the various affinity career fairs offered throughout the fall semester. These are great opportunities to network with employers throughout the country as well as gain practical knowledge regarding the industries and career fields in which you are interested.

The KCCD will offer Career Expo registration reimbursement for students per the following guidelines. Travel reimbursement will also be offered in some cases. For students interested in attending the full conference, please note that reimbursement will only cover the Career Expo portion of the conference. Reimbursement will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

To ensure you maximize the return on your investment of time, class absences, and travel costs, review each conference website carefully. Where is the greatest concentration of target employers? Are there conference speakers of great interest to you?

 

Reimbursement Policy and Procedure

  • Students should visit the student registration links to register for the Career Expo only or Conference, depending on preference.

  • To be eligible for reimbursement, students must sign up with the Kogod Center for Career Development. Per the limits expressed above, student reimbursement will be granted based on the order of sign-ups received from the time stamp on this form. Reimbursement will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to a maximum of 2 conferences per year.

  • The KCCD will confirm, via email, with students whether or not they are eligible for reimbursement based on their sign-up order.

  • Students request reimbursement by submitting a travel expense form, receipts, and proof of attendance per the instructions in their confirmation email.
  • Students will receive reimbursement no later than December 5, 2016 after all of the above criteria have been met.

 

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

http://nabaer.org/
Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, September 29 2016

Become a member and we'll reimburse the cost! Even if you don't plan on attending the Expo, becoming a part of professional organizations can be very helpful to your career development.

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Career Expo Registration and Travel Reimbursement: $225
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students
  • Become a member of NABA, and we'll reimburse you for the charge!: $35

 

Prospanica MBA Conference (previously NSHMBA)

http://prospanicaconference.org
Houston, TX
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Become a member and we'll reimburse the cost! Even if you don't plan on going to the Expo, becoming a member of professional organizations can be very helpful to your career development.


Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $350 Career Expo Registration and Travel Reimbursement
  • Free job board available for those seeking MBA qualified positions: http://www.nektpro.com
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

 

Reaching Out

http://www.reachingoutmba.org
Dallas, TX
Thursday, October 6, 2016
LGBT graduate students only

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $375 Registration and Travel Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

 

National Black MBA Expo (NBMBAA)

https://www.nbmbaaconference.org/registration/pricing.aspx
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Career Expo Registration and Travel Reimbursement: up to $475
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students
  • This event provides a free job board for those seeking MBA qualified positions: http://careersuccess.nbmbaa.org

 

National Association of Women MBA Conference (NAWMBA)

http://www.nawmba.org
Stamford, CT
Thursday, October 20, 2016
MBA and MS students

Become a member and we'll reimburse the cost! Even if you don't plan on going to the Expo, becoming a member of professional organizations can be very helpful in your career development.


Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Career expo is free
  • Up to $200 Travel Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

 

Net Impact Conference

https://www.netimpact.org/conference/ni16/about
Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, November 3, 2016
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $400 Conference Registration and Travel Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 30 Students

 

Asian MBA Conference and Career Expo

http://events.asianmba.org/8th-annual-amba-highlights
New York, NY
Friday, November 4, 2016
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Career Expo and Travel Reimbursement: Up to $140
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

 

Tips for Students to Maximize Attendance

  • Review the website for the conference carefully. Research companies attending the fair to determine your targets.

  • In some cases, including NBMBAA and Prospanica, there are pre-conference job/internship boards. Be sure to upload your resume so that employers can pre-screen you as a candidate and invite you to interviews and/or meetings prior to the start of the conference. If you do this, you might not have to wait in lines at the fair to speak with employers.