Career Management

Regional and National MBA Career Conferences

2014 Regional Conference:

NW MBA Career Conference | Date TBD | Portland

Registration coming soon...

Hosted by the AACSB Accredited MBA programs in the Pacific Northwest, this annual event features professional development and an opportunity to network with employers in the area.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet and connect with representatives from some of the largest MBA employers in the Northwest. Typically about 300 students attend from the eight Northwest Career Conference partner schools.  Previous employers have included Aequitas Capital Management, AXA Advisors, Banfield Pet Hospital, Blount Intl, Inc, Boly Welch Consulting, Cambia Health Solutions, Ecova, FBI, Gallup, Hitachi Consulting, Kaiser Permanente, Leupold Stevens, Mercy Corps, NBMBAA Portland, Northwestern Mutual, NSHMBA, OR Sec of State Audits Division, PCC Structurals, Point B, Portland General Electric, RV Kuhns & Assoc, Slalom Consulting, Tektronix.

2015 National Conferences:

National Conferences provide MBA students with the opportunity to get face-to-face time with recruiters from hundreds of the largest, top organizations. Only registrants can post their resumes at the conference job board, meet recruiters at receptions, and build their professional network. Registrants can volunteer to save money or receive a discount.
Note: Anyone can attend any conference, regardless of ethnicity or race, but you should be culturally sensitive and come ready to learn about diversity in the workforce. For questions, contact the Career Management office.

Best Practices: Join the association, apply early (now) for jobs and post your resume now. 

NAAMBA Conference (National Association of Asian MBAs) | October 10-11, 2014 | New York, NY

The 6th Annual Asian MBA (AMBA) Leadership Conference & Career Exposition promises to be the largest gathering of Pan-Asian professionals in the nation. Our guests will partake in powerful professional development seminars, engaging networking sessions and the Career Exposition geared towards providing Pan-Asians a unique opportunity to connect with recruiters from global companies across industries offering domestic and international career opportunities. For our Sponsors & Exhibitors, the event in its entirety offers unique branding and top talent acquisition opportunities. We invite you to explore those opportunities and become part of this exceptional event!

NAWMBA Conference (National Association of Women MBAs) | October 9-11, 2014 | Arlington, VA

This must-attend conference for MBA women is designed to assist students and professionals in their journey to develop and enhance leadership skills, network with likeminded individuals and connect with leading MBA employers.

NBMBAA Conference (National Black MBA Association) | September 16-20, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

The National Black MBA Association Annual Conference and Exposition is one of the largest professional development and job search events. Each year, the event attracts more than 9,000 attendees. Sessions are held on topics including: career, education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and leadership. The NBMBAA Annual Conference offers a myriad of opportunities designed to meet your professional development, branding, recruiting, retention and corporate citizenship goals.

NSHMBA Conference (National Society of Hispanic MBAs) | September 24-27, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA

More than 250 corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and academic institutions will be seeking to hire top Hispanic talent at the largest Hispanic Career Conference to hit Philadelphia. Come join over 5,000 attendees as we open new doors to opportunity and success.

Net Impact Conference (Social and Environmental Change) | November 6-8, 2014 | Minneapolis, MN

The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems.  More than 350 speakers will join us for 100 interactive sessions on social and environmental impact – ranging from CSR to social entrepreneurship and from sustainable food to impact investing.  Our premier networking event connects you with more than 90 companies, nonprofits, and social enterprises paving the way in social and environmental responsibility.

Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) | October 2-4, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students. In 2014, over 1,200 students, business leaders, and recruiters will gather. The conference presents a dynamic line-up of industry speakers, workshops and panelists representing all sectors of the business community, from finance and entrepreneurship to non-profits and entertainment & media.

Scholarships Available

Career Management is excited to support you in your career pursuits by offering scholarships to attend one of these national conferences and career fairs.  The National MBA Career Fair Scholarship provides a $500 scholarship per student for up to 25 full-time second-year MBA students who achieved a first year MBA GPA of 3.0 or higher, actively participated in the career management programs including securing an internship, demonstrated leadership in student associations and showed initiative in their internship search.