About the Conference

The 18th Annual Recruiters Conference offers essential information to develop a successful recruiting strategy at Chicago Booth, and gives you the tools to find the perfect fit for your organization in our premier candidate pool.

For information about hotels, map, and directions, visit the Logistics page.

Conference Schedule


Title and Speaker



8:30 - 9 a.m.

Check-In, Breakfast & Meet-n-Greet with Employer Relations Team


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9:05 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome from the Dean

Stacey Kole, Deputy Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program and Clinical Professor of Economics


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9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Career Services Update

Julie Morton, Associate Dean, Career Services and Corporate Relations

This session will recap the 2013-2014 recruiting season with insightful statistics on the industries and functions in which our students will be working for full-time positions and summer internships. Details will also be provided on the sources of students' jobs and the percentage of students who accepted full-time positions through their internships. An overview of the number of companies that interviewed on campus and the number of job postings will also be provided. We will also share updated recruiting processes and policies.

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10:15 - 10:30 a.m.



10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Mindwise, How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science

Experience an MBA classroom when Professor Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. His recently published book Mindwise, provides insight into how to think about others and connect more deeply.

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11:30 a.m. - Noon

Admissions Update

Kurt Ahlm, Associate Dean, Student Recruitment and Admissions

This session will include a discussion on the admissions process at Chicago Booth. Demographic information on the Class of 2016 will also be provided so you can start to learn more about your future candidate pool

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Noon  - 1 p.m.

Lunch with Students and Career Services Staff

Please join us for lunch with your fellow colleagues, students, and Career Services staff. We invite you to network and dine with colleagues in your industry, as well as meet the first-year co-chairs from our career-focused student groups

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1 - 1:15 p.m.



1:15 - 2 p.m.

Leadership Development at Chicago Booth

Jeffrey Anderson, Associate Dean, LEAD

Booth's approach to leadership development emphasizes that leadership is primarily learned by doing. As a result, an important component of our offerings includes a set of leadership simulations where students not only have to analyze challenging leadership problems, but where they also have to enact solutions. These simulations drop students into stressful scenarios where they can test themselves on key leadership skills and then evaluate growth points and lessons learned. Join us today as one of your peers takes part in a brief leadership development simulation.


2 - 2:15 p.m.



2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Industry Breakout Sessions with Student Panelists









3:30 - 4 p.m.

Event Departure

Career Services staff members will be on hand to answer any last minute questions.


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Recruiters Conference
Thursday, May 1

Check-In and Breakfast:
8:30 - 9 a.m.

Panels and Presentations:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chicago Booth
Charles M. Harper Center

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

For additional information, please email Melanie Scarlata.

Last Updated 4/30/14