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Corporate Conversations

Corporate Conversations are ideal for companies that are well known by our students and draw a significant number of students. For students who likely know you, your firm, and your industry well, these events are the most appropriate option. Events are 60 minutes in length. Companies that attract a smaller audience may attend one of our Corporate Networking Nights or attend a Meet-n-Greet.

Suggested Format

For both first- and second-year Corporate Conversations, we encourage firms to limit time spent presenting and focus on networking. We discourage lengthy presentations, 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 2018–19 season, we are again offering second-year Corporate Conversations prior to the start of classes. 

September 20 options: 10:30–11:30 a.m., Noon–1 p.m., 1:30–2:30 p.m., 3–4 p.m.

Beginning September 24, when school is in session, events are held in 60-minute time slots at:

  • Noon (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • 4:45 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
  • 6 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

First-Year Corporate Conversations Schedule

For the 2018-19 season, first-year Corporate Conversations will begin on October 15. Corporate Conversations will be held in 60-minute time slots at:

  • Noon (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • 4:45 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
  • 6 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

Please note, we will not host evening events during the week of October 22, 2018 to accommodate study time for midterm exams.

Materials

Companies wishing to distribute materials at corporate events can send them to Career Services. Note that materials should NOT be sent directly to the event venue.

  • Materials should arrive at least one week prior to your event. 
  • Our storage facilities are limited, and we ask that you send no more than five boxes for your event. 

Materials should be labeled and mailed to:

Assistant Director, Employer Programs and Events
Career Services
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637 
Attention: Event Materials
Company Name
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.

Student Ambassadors 

A Student Ambassador will be assigned to your Corporate Conversation to assist representatives with any last-minute details. Student Ambassadors will arrive at the event site 15–30 minutes early to ensure that the room set-up, AV set-up, and arrival of materials are complete. Your ambassador will contact you in advance of the Corporate Conversation for introductions.