Fall 2021 Conferences and Expo for Business Students and Alumni

The Ascend National Convention & Career Fair

The Ascend National Convention & Career Fair is the largest gathering of Pan-Asian business leaders and professionals in North America. 3,000+ top industry leaders, senior executives and professionals, along with MBAs and undergraduate students representing 250+ corporations and universities participate in two days of leadership and professional development and networking. The conference includes conference sessions, career expo and impact challenges. July 15 – Virtual Career Fair August 23-27 – Virtual National Convention Registration:  https://www.ascendleadership.org/ The conference is open to current students, alumni (post-MBAs), prospective MBAs, and other business graduates.

The 43rd Annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Career Expo

In-person Conference: September 14-18, 2021 – Chicago, IL In-person Career Expo: September 16-17, 2021 – Chicago, IL Virtual Conference: September 15-17, 2021 Virtual Career Expo: September 21-22, 2021 The build upon this year’s overall theme, the 2021 Conference & Career Expo will refresh and strengthen our overall mission of educational, wealth building and growth opportunities for students, entrepreneurs, and professionals. From our members to our partners, this year’s agenda will challenge you to hit the reset button and empower visionaries for the next 50 years.  National Black MBA will feature TWO, two-day career fairs (in-person and virtual) where 100’s of major Fortune 500 firms’ network with and recruit top MBA candidates. The upcoming Annual Conference & Career Exposition will also feature in-person and virtual: Professional Development Sessions, Case Competitions, Award Ceremonies, Higher Ed Expo, Networking, and Invited Speakers. Registration: https://nbmbaa.org/conference-std/ The conference is open to current students, alumni (post-MBAs), prospective MBAs, and other business graduates.

The MBA Veterans Career Conference

September 30 – October 1, 2021 – Dallas, TX    Founded in 2009, the MBA Veterans Network is a professional networking and advocacy organization dedicated to connecting military veteran students and alumni of the world’s top-ranked universities with employers who value their elite academic credentials, military leadership abilities, and limitless career potential. In its 14th year, this annual conference expects 60+ elite companies and employer partners and includes speed pitching (first-year MBAs), company presentations, open bar networking receptions, private invite-only meals, onsite interviews, expo, career panels, and more. We already have outstanding corporate sponsors signed up including Accenture, Amazon, Apple, American Family Insurance, Athena Health, Bank of America, BlackRock, Chevron, Chewy, Cigna, Cisco, Citi, CoreLogic, CRH, Deloitte, Dow, EY, Elanco, ExxonMobil, Farm Credit, FDIC, Google, GuideHouse, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, L.E.K. Consulting, Liberty Mutual, M&T Bank, Microsoft, Modine, NextEra Energy, Nike, NISA Investment Advisors, NVIDIA, P&G, PWC, Raytheon, Regions Bank, Republic Services, Sanofi, ScottMadden Associates, SNAP, TIAA, Uber, Walmart, Wells Fargo, ZS Associates, and more being added each week! Registration: https://mbaveterans.com/students/  Registration Requirement: Must have served as an officer, NCO, or enlisted member of either the US or Non-US military service. The conference is open to current students, alumni (post-MBAs), prospective MBAs, and other business graduates.

The 23rd Annual ROMBA Conference

October 7-9, 2021 – Austin, TX The 2020 Reaching Out MBA (aka ROMBA) conference provides LGBT+ students and professionals the opportunity to connect, learn, and be inspired so they become the business leaders of tomorrow. The ROMBA conference is the world’s largest gathering of LGBT+ business students and alumni. The event educates, inspires, and connects our community through C-suite panels, workshops, competitions, a host of receptions, and a career fair with 100+ corporate partners across industries recruiting LGBT+ and MBA talent. ROMBA competitions all MBA students and alumni to showcase their business acumen and compete for cash prizes. Registration: https://reachingoutmba.org/romba-conference/ The conference is open to current students, alumni (post-MBAs), prospective MBAs, other business graduates and their active allies.

The Prospanica Conference and Career Expo

September 22 – September 23: Virtual Career Expo & Networking September 27 – October 1: Virtual Professional Development & Networking September 29-October 1: (In-Person) Conference & Career Expo, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL Change always prevails. The past year made that impossible to ignore. Some thrive on change, while others avoid it. Change isn’t a flaw. And it isn’t a feature. Change is our minute-to-minute experience, as individuals, communities, and organizations. Join our world-class roster of workshop leaders, corporate experts, cultural beacons, and entrepreneurs to learn to approach unpredictability and lead within it. Designed to educate, inspire, and connect, Prospanica’s one-of-a-kind conference allows attendees to plug into a national leadership community invested in their long-term success. The National Society of Hispanic MBAs sponsors this job fair and interview event during their annual conference. The Annual Conference & Career Exposition features: Professional Development Sessions, Career Expo, Higher Ed Expo, Invited Speakers & Panelists. Registration: http://www.prospanicaconference.org/  The conference is open to current students, alumni (post-MBAs), prospective MBAs, and other business graduates.

Net Impact

Date: To be announced – check for updates: https://www.netimpact.org/home Net Impact is planning to host a series of connected conversations and opportunities featuring thought leaders and visionaries from various fields of work. Throughout this connected series, you will have the option to step in or step out as you decide the role you want to play in the new story that we are creating. Join us to cultivate new relationships with members of the global Net Impact chapter network as well as our allies and friends. The conference is open to current students, alumni (post-MBAs), prospective MBAs, and other business graduates.

TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo

October 13, 2021 The annual Entrepreneur Expo brings together all of Maryland’s various entrepreneurial resources across the State into one place at one time. The Expo draws 900+ of the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, angel and venture capital investors, legislators and influencers. The day is jam-packed full of workshops, roundtable discussions, and pitch opportunities offering a great program for entrepreneurs to network, learn, and be inspired. Registration: https://www.tedcomd.com/tedcoexpo

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