2017 Campus Connections Conference Agenda Announced

Join us in Austin, Texas for our upcoming Campus Connections conference, which will offer you an exclusive opportunity to network with thought leaders in campus recruiting and career services at our inaugural event. Debate issues, share best practices and participate in moderated discussions on key topics and challenges in the industry at an all-new conference, based on the successful MBA Connections Conference we’ve hosted for the past 12 years!

What to Expect:

  • Open discussions about Artificial Intelligence Solutions, Job Market Analytics, Gen Z and mobile technology that impacts campus recruitment & career services
  • Solutions from industry experts for navigating the challenging industry landscape and engaging with the next generation of students
  • Networking opportunities with Directors, VPs and Deans from schools & employers
  • A thought-provoking keynote presentation featuring a leading consultant from The International Center for Leadership in Education
  • An exciting preview of our GradLeaders NEXT initiative, complete with new dashboards and data exploration tools, advanced matching of students to jobs, social sharing of events and jobs, and much more


  • Monday May 22
    • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Guest Arrival & Registration
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking Welcome Reception + VIP Introductions
  • Tuesday May 23
    • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
    • 8:30 am - 8:45 am: Welcome 
    • 8:45 am - 9:30 am: GradLeaders 2017 Roadmap to Innovation: Exploring New Solutions to New Challenges in Campus Recruitment and Higher Education
    • 9:30 am - 10:00 am: Networking Break
    • 10:00 am - 10:45 am: Speed Networking: Employer & School Biz Card Exchange
    • 10:45 am - 11:00 am: Break
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Moderated Panel: Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Solutions in Undergraduate Career Services & Campus Recruitment
    • 12:00 pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
    • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Keynote: Mark White, Speaker and Consultant for The International Center for Leadership in Education
    • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Networking Break
    • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Moderated Discussion: Tips for Engaging with the Next Generation of Students
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Open Discussion
    • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Awards Presentation and Closing Statements
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Happy Hour at Hotel Bar 
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Networking Dinner on Own 
    • 8:00 pm: Networking Activities around Austin

*This event will take place one day prior to the new combined higher education User Conference, so school representatives interested in attending both conferences can extend their stay as needed.

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Catie Ewen

Catie Ewen joined the GradLeaders team to create strategic, industry-related marketing and sales materials. Primarily responsible for content and digital marketing efforts, Catie helps GradLeaders build and maintain its brand, while promoting its exclusive network, recruitment technology, and career management tools. Catie graduated from Miami University in 2014, with dual degrees in both Journalism and Mass Communications.

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