Corporate Networking Night Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about registering or preparing for Corporate Networking Night? We’ve compiled your most common queries below, so you can find quick answers to your questions.
The following hotels are in Hyde Park and very close to campus:
Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
5225 S. Harper Ave.
Sophy Hyde Park
1411 East 53rd Street
The Study at the University of Chicago
1227 East 60th Street
Hotels in downtown Chicago are generally less than a 30-minute cab ride from the Hyde Park campus.
If you are driving, please let us know the number of participants needing parking. Complimentary valet parking will be provided with advance notice. You can indicate the expected number of cars (up to 3) in the registration survey and can send any updated information to email@example.com.
If you are not driving, there are a number of options to travel to and from Hyde Park:
Taxi Cabs: Cab service is sometimes unreliable in the Hyde Park area, and wait times are sometimes longer than expected. If you need a car at a very specific time, we advise firm representatives to contact a car service for travel to and from campus.
Rideshare: Uber, Lyft and Via services have become increasingly easier to request in Hyde Park.
Our address is:
5807 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Rideshare services typically pick up guests by the main entrance, on the corner of South Woodlawn Avenue and East 58th Street.
Depending on how complete your registration is, we may ask you to provide us with additional information to ensure you get the most out of your time at Corporate Networking Night. Please review the confirmation email you received upon registration and send any changes or updates to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will follow up prior to the event if more information is needed. Please visit our Prepare page to ensure you have taken the recommended steps to make your time at CNN most valuable.
Registration is now closed for the event on September 22, 2022.
The deadline to register for the October 24 and 25 events is Wednesday, October 19.
For in-person events we ask that firms bring no more than three representatives. If you would like to highlight multiple opportunities or departments in your organization, please email email@example.com to discuss options.
For virtual events, we recommend each company send two to three representatives - one who will serve as a moderator and additional company representatives who will converse with students.
Does Each Department At Our Company Need To Register Separately? Do We Need To Register For Each Job Opportunity?
No. You do not have to register for each job opportunity or department separately, but instead you should clearly state each job and department represented in the registration survey.
Booth will provide tables and company signage for the event so we ask that no displays, banners, etc. be set up for the event. Feel free to bring any promotional materials, e.g., company literature or small giveaways and Booth will display them on a resource table at the entrance of the event for students to access. Booth staff will also monitor and refresh the materials table when necessary.
If you would like extra marketing materials mailed back to you, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of shipment. Please refer to the FAQ question below, “Where should I ship materials for CNN?”
Materials can be mailed up to one week ahead of time. For address and label instructions, please refer to the FAQ question below, “Where should I ship materials for CNN?” If your representatives bring materials, Booth staff will collect items at check-in and will display them on the resource table.
Please ship all materials to:
Employer Programs and Events
Attention: CNN Event Materials, "Event Name," "Box # of #"
Your Company Name
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Ste. 213
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Please email us when you ship your materials, and include the total number of boxes you have sent.
Note: Please supply prepaid shipping labels if you’d like us to return any of your materials after the CNN.
This is the unique identification number assigned to a job that has been posted to Booth’s recruiting portal, Global Talent Solutions (GTS). Postings are free of charge and enable firms to market opportunities directly to Booth students.
To post a position, please visit our GTS page where you will find links to create an account or log in with existing GTS credentials.
In order to market the CNNs to students, Booth provides a list of the opportunities being represented at each event. This list provided to students is searchable by industry and function and includes job posting numbers, so students can easily find your opportunities in our recruiting portal. Providing detailed job postings encourages students to learn about opportunities at your firm, enhances the quality of your networking with students, and helps ensure you're seeing candidates who are a good match for your available positions.
We will be marketing your company’s participation in the event, so no outreach is required, but some companies have found that reaching out to students before the event can help generate additional interest. Our searchable online resume databases are available for free upon request. Candidates may be identified through a number of search criteria including career interest, previous job function, and geographic preference.
For in-person events, Booth will be providing name tags for all attendees. The name tags will have attendee name and company name but will not include titles.
For virtual events, we ask for this information so we can create Hopin accounts for your company representatives.
There is a $150 charge to attend in-person events. Virtual events are free of charge.