Event Details

The 21st Annual Chicago Booth Recruiters Conference offers essential information to help you develop a successful recruiting strategy at Chicago Booth, giving you the tools to effectively source talent for your organization.

For information about hotels, map, and directions, visit the Logistics page. Below you'll find last year's agenda. Please check back soon for more details on this year's schedule.

Spring 2017 Conference Schedule





8:30–9 a.m.

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


HC104 A&B

9–9:15 a.m.


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


HC104 A&B

9:15–10 a.m.

Professional Development

Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow 


HC104 A&B

10–10:15 a.m.



10:15–11:15 a.m.

Career Services Update 

Julie Morton, Associate Dean, Career Services and Corporate Relations; and Stephanie O'Connor, Senior Director, Employer Relations

This session will recap the 2016–17 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 are also eager to highlight our part-time student populations who have more work experience and may be well-suited to more senior roles within your organizations. 


HC104 A&B


Leadership Effectiveness and Development

Christopher Collins, Associate Dean, Leadership Development; and LEAD Facilitators (second-year students) 

As a part of this session, participants will hear more about the current state of leadership development at Booth. In addition, participants will be able to participate in a short segment drawn from the LEAD class. This segment focuses on the underlying dimensions people use when perceiving and evaluating others.


HC104 A&B

Noon–1 p.m.

Lunch with Students and Booth Staff

Please join us for lunch with your fellow colleagues, students and Booth 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 and affinity student groups.


HC104 A&B

1–1:15 p.m.



1:15–1:45 p.m.

Admissions Update

Kurt Ahlm, Associate Dean/Executive Director, Full-Time Admissions & Marketing

This session will include a discussion on the admissions process at Chicago Booth. Preliminary demographic information on the Class of 2019 will also be provided so you can start to learn more about your future candidate pool. 


HC104 A&B

1:45–2:00 p.m.



2:00–2:45 p.m.

Industry Breakout Sessions with Student Panelists









2:45–3:00 p.m.

Event Departure

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