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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 timestamp on this form. Reimbursement will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The KCCD will confirm with students whether or not they are eligible for reimbursement based on their sign-up order. Within 5 business days of conference close, students should submit registration and travel (flight or accommodations) receipts electronically to qualify. Submit your reimbursements through email only: ksbreimbursement@american.edu.

  • Students will receive reimbursement no later than December 5, 2015 after all of the above criteria be met.

Asian MBA Conference and Career Expo

http://www.asianmba.org
New York, NY
Saturday, October 17, 2015
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Career Expo Registration Reimbursement: Up to $40
  • Travel Expense Reimbursement: $100
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

National Black MBA Conference (NBMBAA)

http://nbmbaaconference.org
Orlando, FL
September 24-25, 2015
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $125 Career Expo Registration Reimbursement
  • $150 Travel Expense Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

National Association of Women MBA Conference (NAWMBA)

http://www.nawmba.org
Houston, TX
Saturday, October 17, 2015
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $150 Career Expo Registration Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

National Society of Hispanics MBA Conference (NSHMBA)

http://www.nshmba.org
Chicago, IL
October 8-10, 2015

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $125 Career Expo Registration Reimbursement
  • $150 Travel Expense Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 15 Students

Net Impact Conference

http://www.netimpact.org
Seattle, WA
November 6, 2015
MBA and MS students

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • Up to $300 Conference Registration Reimbursement
  • $200 Travel Expense Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement Eligibility: 30 Students

Reaching Out

http://www.reachingoutmba.org
Chicago, IL
October 9, 2015
LGBT graduate students only

Reimbursement Amount & Guidelines

  • $75 Registration Reimbursement
  • $150 Travel Reimbursement
  • 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 & NSHMBA, 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.