A Conference for MBA Veterans

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NewsMilitary Veterans who retire from their service often wonder what to do next. Two such veterans and MBA graduates David Chonowski and Chris Petersen recently joined together to conduct an annual veteran’s hiring conference. David and Chris got their MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They formed the MBA Veteran’s Network in 2009 and conducted the MBA Veterans Career Conference, which brings together eligible veterans who have an MBA degree and the employers that are seeking such job candidates.

The potential employers of the corporate world show no hesitation in recruiting eligible veterans with a MBA degree, as they normally have excellent leadership skills. They also excel in motivating a team and have sound technical knowledge. The keynote speakers of this year’s event are Alex Gorsky and Russ Laraway, former veterans themselves. They serve as senior level executives now.  The event has attracted 24 world-class companies in just three years of its commencement. Google and Johnson and Johnson are the key sponsors of the 2011 MBA Veterans Career Conference.

More than 200 veterans with MBA degrees from various prestigious institutions like MIT and UCLA are expected to attend the conference this year. 66% of last year’s participants reported getting at least one eligible interview call from this event. The number is expected to rise this year. Watch the Live webcast of the 2011 MBA Veterans Career Conference from 8am CST to 1pm CST on Friday, October 28th at http://www.mbaveterans.com.

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