2018 GradLeaders Conference Agenda Now Available!


2018 GradLeaders Conference Agenda Now Available!

We're pleased to unveil a more detailed agenda for this year's User Conference, where you’ll hear best practices from your colleagues, receive first-hand user advice, and see what’s coming in the future from GradLeaders. While this event is chock-full of more sessions than ever before, we have individual tracks for each user type.



  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Registration 
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Opening Night Reception (Rooftop Bar)


  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Welcome to Columbus: 2018 GradLeaders Conference Kickoff
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Thriving in Disruptive Times Keynote from Mark White
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • Reporting Enhancements for MBA Career Centers and Advanced Data Management Solutions
    • Dartmouth College’s Unique Platform Configurations and Tips to Run a High-Volume Recruiting Program
    • Making the Most of Advising Appointments and Interview Schedule Modules
    • Building Advanced Searches, Effective MultiPost™ Job Postings, Utilizing OCR Integration and More
    • AICAD’s Best Practices for Special Interest Programs to Leverage Outcomes Data
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • How Columbia Business School Uses Super Admin User Permissions and Other Tools to Customize the Platform Themselves
    • Virtual Tools to Engage Students and L.A.U.N.C.H. Students' Careers: Task Lists, Self-Assessments, Automated Communications, Integrations and More
    • Preparing for Your Migration to GradLeaders Career Center + Network with Other Migrating Schools
    • How ComcastNBCUniversal, Liberty Mutual and Other Employer Effectively Recruit Military Veterans
    • Networking for The Outcomes Survey® Users
  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • Optimizing the Student Profile to Better Serve Diverse Global Populations at Tsinghua University
    • New Employer Discovery Feed and Career Fair Preparation Tools powered by The Whether
    • Managing Off-Campus Opportunities: Internships, Co-Ops and Experiential Learning Programs
    • Networking for GradLeaders Recruiting Users
    • Shenandoah University’s Success Story: Using First-Destination Survey Data in Student Recruitment
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • MLT’s Virtual Career Exploration Tips to Guide Diverse Students to their Dream Jobs
    • Reaching More Students and Employers Using Cerkl Automated Newsletters
    • Discussing Campus-Wide Career Services Challenges
    • Automated Employment Branding Tools and Instant Student Talent Pipelines powered by The Whether
    • Emmanuel College’s Tips for Achieving a 95%+ Knowledge Rate on the First-Destination Survey


  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Optional Sunrise Yoga or Riverside 5K Fun Run 
  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Day 1 Recap 
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Breakout Sessions
    • Discussing MBA Career Services Challenges
    • How Bradley University Analyzes First-Destination Survey Data in GradLeaders Career Center
    • Northwestern University’s Co-Op & Internship Success Story: Migrating to GradLeaders Career Center + Open Q&A
    • Moderated Panel: First Job to First Career: Creative Early Career Talent Sourcing Strategies and School-to-Work Projects
    • Using The Outcomes Survey® as an Outsourced Institutional Research Office
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • On-Campus MBA Recruiting: Managing Schedules and Charging Employers for Events or Job Postings
    • End-to-End Reporting Solutions: Scorecard, Job Search Analysis, Metrics Dashboard, 3-Column Reports, Exports and more
    • How to Plan and Host a Successful Career Event
    • S&P’s Experience Managing a Global Campus Recruiting Team
    • How Ohio Dominican Univ. uses GradLeaders Career Center and The Outcomes Survey® Together
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: GradLeaders Technology Update + Top 10 Conference Takeaways
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: 4th Annual GradLeaders Awards + Conference Prize Giveaways
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Optional Networking Sessions

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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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