About the Conference

The 21st Annual 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.

Conference Schedule


2016 Schedule and Speakers



8:15 - 8:45 a.m. 



8:30 - 9 a.m.

New Recruiter Orientation

If you are a new recruiter, this session will be very informative. Hear from members of the Employer Relations team about Global Talent Solutions, our recruiter portal, recruiting timeline and much more.   

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





HC104 A&B

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome & 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 2015-2016 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.  

HC104 A&B

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.



10:15 - 10:45 a.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. Demographic information on the Class of 2018 will also be provided so you can start to learn more about your future candidate pool. 


HC104 A&B

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 

Strategies for accessing Booth Talent

Christine Gramhofer, Senior Director, Academic Services, MBA Program 



HC104 A&B

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.

HC104 A&B

1 - 1:15 p.m.



1:15 - 2 p.m.

Experiential Learning at Chicago Booth 

Panel discussion with directors from the kilts Center for Marketing, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, LEAD and the Social Enterprise Initiative moderated by Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations.



2 - 2:15 p.m.



2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Industry Breakout Sessions with Student Panelists









3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Event Departure

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



Recruiters Conference
Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

Panels and Presentations:
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chicago Booth
Charles M. Harper Center

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

For additional information, please email Janice Farrar.

Last Updated 2/14/17