Students Network and Interview With Top Employers at National Career Conference

Neeley students travelled to LA to take part in the National Black MBA Conference, along with LaTanya Johns, Director, Neeley Graduate Career Services. “Our students did great – gaining interviews with Chevron, ConAgra, WalMart, ExxonMobil, Hershey’s, GE, HP, and Wrigley’s.”

The National Black MBA conference is one of four major national career fairs that Neeley students attend.  Others include National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference (Chicago – October 24-25), National Association of Asian MBAs Career Fair (New York – August 26-28) and the National Association of Women MBAs Conference (Louisville – October 1-2).  The career fairs are open to MBA students of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders.

These fairs are a unique opportunity to get in fronts of hundreds of employers from across the country,” said Johns.  “The preparation Neeley students have prior to the event is a real advantage for our students.”

Before travelling to LA, participating students met with one of the nation’s top case interview experts, Marc Cosentino, author of Case In Point.  They learned strategies for performing in case interviews for MBA-level jobs, as well as took part in a mock case interview to test their knowledge. 

It’s an investment that really pays off for students, especially considering that their travel expenses were paid in part by grants from the Neeley Graduate Career Services.  “Our students can apply for partial travel grants to help defer some of the major travel costs associated with these fairs,” said Johns.  “I am not aware of any other major MBA program with a similar program.”

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