Corporate Networking Events
There are several different types of events that companies may host to meet with students and create an impression that sets you apart from other employers. Booking an event is done through Global Talent Solutions (GTS).
The university offers several facilities that can accommodate a variety of meeting formats and sizes. Companies have several ways to promote events as well as distribute materials.
Hosting a Corporate Conversation is an excellent way to educate students about your organization, training programs, and career opportunities. These events allow companies to network with students and provide them with a firsthand view of the culture of your firm and what makes your organization unique.
Corporate Networking Nights
Corporate Networking Nights (CNNs) are multi-company events that provide you the opportunity to network with students. These events often cover a specific industry or job function, allowing firms to share information on full-time positions and summer internships with a more focused pool of MBA students. A CNN is the perfect format for companies recruiting smaller numbers of students or firms that are new to campus.
Another way to get to know students is to host a "meet-n-greet" session. Recruiters and company representatives converse with students who drop in with informal questions about the company. Typically firms schedule meet-n-greets the day of or day following a presentation. These events are generally held in Harper Center's second-floor corridor.
Companies use pre-interview nights as an opportunity to meet the students they will be speaking with the following day. They allow for informal interaction and for students to ask questions prior to interviews. These events are generally held off campus, but we can also assist with on-campus events.
Companies wishing to distribute materials at corporate events can send them to Career Services. Materials should arrive at least one week prior to your event. Because our storage facilities are limited, we ask that you send no more than five boxes for your event. Note that materials should NOT be sent directly to the event venue.
Materials to be used during your on-campus event should be labeled and mailed to:
Manager, Employer Programs & Events
5807 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Attention: Event Materials
Presentation Date, Time, Location
Box # of #
Many trucking companies will not unload their trucks. Please check with your delivery service to ensure they will unload your materials. Career Services cannot accept deliveries that will not be unloaded by the delivery service and brought inside Charles M. Harper Center.
If you have any questions, or if you need help scheduling an event, please contact your Relationship Manager or call us at 773.702.7405.