Now that we are 2 weeks into the semester I think it would be useful to list some of the job hunting opportunities coming up. This is by no means a comprehensive list but I’ve listed some biggest events this year:
- Freeman days New York will be held September 16 and 17. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in finance.
- Freeman days Houston will be held September 30 and October 1. Anyone interested in energy should attend.
- The national black MBA conference will be held September 21 -25 in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found here: http://www.nbmbaa.org/home.aspx?PageID=637&
- The national Hispanic MBA will be held October 21 – 23 in Chicago, IL. More information can be found here: http://www.nshmba.org/
It is a big investment in terms of time (being away several days in the middle of the semester can be though as coursework accumulates) and money (airfare, hotels, meals, etc.) but with good planning due dates can be arranged so that going to these conferences will not affect your classes. Career fairs can be intimidating at first (I had never seen so many suits in one place before) but offer a great opportunity to scout out tons of companies and talk with recruiters.
Some advice for anyone thinking of attending: look up the companies you are interested in and try to find out who is going to be at the conference (the CMC can help with this). Then contact them before the conference and let them know you would like to meet. If everything goes well you will probably get an interview spot during the conference.
Good luck out there.