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Corporate Conversations

Corporate Conversations are ideal for companies that are well known by our students and draw more than 100 students. For students that likely know you, your firm, and your industry well, these events are the most appropriate option. Events are 60 minutes in length.

Suggested Format

For both first- and second-year Corporate Conversations, we encourage firms to move away from a presentation-style format. Since second-year students likely know you, your firm, and your industry well, we discourage presentations, PowerPoint, videos, and formal speakers at these events.

Successful events have typically been those that focus solely on networking or open up for networking after a short presentation. Truly successful events are those that have broken out of the mold and delivered content in a way that allows students to learn about the firm and make a personal connection.

Second-Year Corporate Conversations Schedule

For the 2013 - 14 season, second-year Corporate Conversations will begin on September 23. On September 23, 24, and 25 we will offer 60-minute Corporate Conversation time slots at:

  • Noon 
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.

Beginning September 26, when school is in session, events are held in 60-minute time slots at:

  • Noon (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • 4:45 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
  • 6 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
  • 7:15 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

First-Year Corporate Conversations Schedule

For the 2013 - 14 season, first-year Corporate Conversations will begin on October 21. Corporate Conversations will be held in 60-minute time slots at:

  • Noon (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • 4:45 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
  • 6 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
  • 7:15 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

Materials

If you plan on sending materials for your event in advance of your presentation, you can send them to Career Services. Boxes 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.

Catering

Companies hosting Corporate Conversations at Harper Center may ONLY use the following five approved caterers: Entertaining Company, Premier Catering, Food For Thought, La Petite Folie, and Blue Plate Catering. You can find descriptions and contact information for these five caterers on our Caterer List. Other food items, such as pizza, Potbelly's, Jimmy Johns, etc., may be dropped off. Alcohol can only be provided by the above approved caterers.

To request catering for Charles M. Harper Center, please complete the following two steps:

  1. Contact your caterer of choice directly to make arrangements. You must choose from the list above.
  2. Next, complete the online A/V and Catering Request Form.

Audio/Visual Equipment

The following audio/visual equipment is available at Charles M. Harper Center for no charge:

  • LCD projector, connectors and screens
  • Sound
  • DVD player
  • Document Camera
  • Microphone
  • Podium
  • Flip Charts
  • Easels

Should your presentation require additional equipment please contact Jennifer Franke at jennifer.franke@ChicagoBooth.edu or 773.702.7407.

To request Audio/Visual equipment for your presentation, please complete the online A/V and Catering Request Form.