Working Professional Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
All times listed are EST unless otherwise noted.

CareerLeader Assessment Debrief – Webinar #3 in the Be Fearless Career Course
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 12:30pm to 1:15pm | Online!
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!
This webinar will review the CareerLeader assessment tool. We will help you interpret your personal results and apply them to your job/career search.  CareerLeader assessment access will be given to students who register for this webinar by Sept. 12th via email.  If you are registering after Sept. 12th, please reach directly to your career coach to be provided access to the assessment. To register, please visit

Creating Your Value Proposition- Webinar #4 in the Be Fearless Career Course
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 12:30pm to 1:15pm | Online!
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Online!
This webinar will focus on the effective creation of your value proposition statement and the various contexts for delivering it to alumni, recruiters, networking partners, etc. We will learn about and leverage the 3-5-5+ model during this session which can be used again and again throughout your career. To register, please visit

Marketing & Finance Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, November 9, 2018 | DC campus
Marketing and Finance Super Day is a day full of learning, mock interviewing and networking with alumni and students across all MBA programs. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect across campuses and cohorts, and with seasoned Smith alumni in the areas of finance and marketing. Pre-registration is required. Stay tuned for registration on

Consulting & Analytics Super Day – Save the Date!
Friday, February 1, 2019 | DC campus
If you have an interest in Consulting or Analytics, save the date for this capstone event!

Be Fearless Career Boot Camp – Save the Date!
Saturday, April 9, 2019 | College Park campus

Beyond Smith…

Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Career Program
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm | George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW, Washington, DC
Registration: free!
The commercial real estate finance (CREF) industry is large, growing and HIRING, and provides tremendous internship, job and career opportunities. View our video to get real-life perspectives on this dynamic industry.
Find out more at a free industry forum and job fair designed for you and other area undergraduate (and graduate) students. Leading commercial real estate finance firms will be on hand to talk to you about the industry, as well as internships, jobs and careers in it. Bring your resume and your questions and get ready to meet industry veterans and recruiters who will give you the inside scoop on this growing $3 trillion industry field.
The event includes:

  • Industry leaders discussing the $3 trillion industry and its growth
  • Your future colleagues sharing their experiences in their jobs and careers
  • Industry recruiters providing information (and tips) on internship, job and career opportunities
  • A job fair/reception for networking with industry representatives

AMA One Chapter Alliance Presents: Meet in the Middle Hosted by American Marketing Association (AMADC)
Thursday, September 20, 2018  6:00pm-8:00pm | Silver Spring, MD
Registration Fee: $15-$45
Meet in the Middle is a breakthrough blend of the AMA One Chapter Alliance coming together to present a fresh and exciting marketing event experience. And of course, attendees will get to network with fellow marketers over drinks and food in Bates Creative’s inspiring space.

The Next Wave with IBM and Intel
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 1:00pm to 6:00pm | The City Club of Washington DC 555 13th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004

Registration: $55 – members; $65 – non-members
Join the Institute of Management Consultants National Capital Area Chapter, and fellow consultants, on September 26, 2018 to learn first-hand from IBM and Intel executives about the technologies that are changing the way companies do business and how they’re reshaping the consulting industry. It’ll be the best three hours you’ll spend this fall.

BBB One Hundred and One Signature Event
Hosted by Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland
Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:30pm-9:00pm | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Registration Fee: $101 per person
A good chance for really good networking with Standouts from MD’s Startup Community, delicious food, and an open bar of beer and wine at the annual celebration of character, culture and community. Special guests include Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary, Mike Gill and ABC2’s, Jamie Costello. The evening includes announcement of BBB’s Torch Awards for Ethics and Spark Award winners.

Future of Healthcare
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 8:00pm to 10:30pm | Fall Church Marriott Fairview Park 3111 Fairview Park Dr. Falls Church, VA 22042
Registration: $50
Join the Washington Business Journal for an in depth discussion on the state of the health care industry in the Greater Washington region as we explore the challenges, opportunities and what’s next for the region.

MBA Conferences
Various Dates, Fall 2018
For those who are seeking new roles, conferences can be immensely helpful in your job search. They provide a forum for interacting with Fortune 500 companies and a few nonprofits who are looking to hire MBAs for both internships and full-time opportunities. If you attend a conference without being prepared, you run the risk of damaging your personal brand and the Smith School brand. So please have a discussion with your career coach prior to making your decision to attend or not.

Conferences include:

  • National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA): 9/27 – 9/29 (Detroit, MI)
  • Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA): 10/4 – 10/6 (Minneapolis, MD)
  • MBA Veteran’s Conference:  10/11 – 10/12 (Chicago, Il)
  • Net Impact Conference: 10/25 – 10/27 (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Asian MBA Conference: November (NYC, NY)
  • National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA): TBD
  • Chinese Finance Association Annual Conference and Career Fair: TBD

11th Annual MBA Veterans Career Conference
October 11-12, 2018 | Chicago, IL
EMBA, PTMBA & Online Students: $350  Full-time MBA students: $255 (Sept 1-30) & $270 (Oct 1-Oct 11)
Registration for the 11th Annual MBA Veterans Career Conference is now open! More than 60 companies are expected.

  • Recruiting companies include:  Google, Facebook, Intel, Cisco, AT&T, Deloitte, Amgen, Chevron, Walmart, Citi, America Airlines, Accenture, USAA, Cigna, Medtronic, T-Mobile, Barclays, PWC, Hershey, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Ernst & Young, Eli Lilly, Discover, ExxonMobil, Corning, SC Johnson, J&J, Deloitte, Dell, Credit Suisse, KPMG, Gartner, GA Pacific, CenturyLink and many more!
  • Programming Highlights: MBA1 Speed Pitching, Company Presentations, Open Bar Networking Receptions, Private Invite-Only Meals, Onsite Interviews, Expo, Career Panels, etc.!

For additional details and registration, visit


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