Events for career service professionals, internship managers, campus recruiters and employers.


In addition to our annual Connections Conference and Focus Forums, GradLeaders attends and sponsors a wide variety of industry-related events throughout the year.

Here are the events on our schedule this year:

Connections 2020

Virtual Monthly Series

On March 12, 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Connections 2020 conference, scheduled for May 11-13th in Columbus, Ohio. As travels bans and restrictions increased, we followed the lead of our esteemed higher ed and employer partners’ efforts to reduce non-essential travel and "stay at home" in hopes of limiting coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) exposure. Instead, GradLeaders is hosting several virtual presentations on behalf of our employer and career center partners. Each presentation will be a bit different, as each company and school certainly is, but you and your team will gain such specific takeaways such as...

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ATT She Counts

She Counts! AT&T's Virtual Finance Case Competition

Deadline October 12, 2020, Virtual

For over 25 years, AT&T’s nationally ranked Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) has helped finance professionals like you reveal their full potential. Continue to sharpen your skills with other 2022 Master grads by participating in our virtual case competition this fall! .

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NSEE Conference 2020

September 21-23, 2020, Virtual

On behalf of the NSEE Board and the 2020 Conference Planning Committee, we are excited for you to join us for the 49th Annual NSEE Conference. The conference is scheduled to run in a fully virtual format from September 21-23. Our conference theme is Hindsight is 20/20: Using Reflection for Assessment, Program Excellence, and Student Success. The theme will be addressed through many unique and innovative lenses, and our presenters have stepped up to share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise virtually.

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The ROMBA 2020 Annual Conference 

 October 8-10, 2020, Virtual 

The ROMBA conference is the world’s largest gathering of LGBT+ business students and alumni. The event educates, inspires, and connects our community through C-suite panels, workshops, competitions, a host of receptions, and a career fair with 100 corporate partners across industries recruiting LGBT+ MBA talent. This year we are re-imaging ROMBA in a virtual world. Our theme is TECHNICOLOR FUTURE: Life through a new lens.  Join us this year as we continue to increase the influence of the LGBT+ community in business! 

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NACCE 2020 Annual Conference 

October 13-16, 2020, Virtual 

NACCE’s Annual Conference brings entrepreneurship thought leaders and practitioners together to share best practices and new areas of exploration in ecosystem building. Because NACCE is considered one of the foremost conveners of leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship, the conference attracts a rich array of educators, administrators, business and ecosystem leaders, and entrepreneurs from throughout North America. 

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ERE Digital 2.0 Recruiting Conference 

October 20-21, 2020, Virtual 

ERE Digital 2.0 is not your typical event. It’s an experience. You won’t be an attendee. You’ll be a participant as you engage with peers, speakers, leaders, decision-makers, and influencers all with one aim — to elevate your work, your department, and your organization. With a dynamic, interactive virtual platform, we’re connecting even more professionals from companies worldwide who are eager to share strategies, exchange ideas, and build relationships. 

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HR Technology Conference 2020

October 27-30, 2020, Virtual  

In this world where things are changing daily and what you did before doesn’t necessarily fit today, HR Tech is committed to providing the HR community with what is needed now more than ever: avenues to see new technology to help during these times and expert guidance to help your team cope with the now and what lies ahead. As such in 2020, HR Tech is pivoting into an exciting new virtual experience that is FREE for anyone to attend! 

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The MPACE 2020 Annual Conference 

December 9-11, 2020, Virtual 

The 2020 MPACE Annual Conference allows you the opportunity to network with colleagues and develop new ideas! Exhibitors from several organizations will be in attendance to demonstrate how they can help your organization be successful. 

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The SoACE 2020 Annual Conference 

December 14-16, 2020, Virtual 

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is a 1,400+ member organization of human resources, college relations, and career services professionals representing employers and universities throughout the southeast. Attend the annual SoACE conference to network with career services and college recruiting colleagues, explore new and emerging technologies, and learn best practices that can help you cut costs and increase productivity. 

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CEIA 2021 Annual Conference 

April 18-20, 2021, Tampa Florida 

Join us at one of our great events to network and learn more about our great opportunities.  
The CEIA Conference will be held April 18-20, 2021 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. 

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SHRM Talent 2021 Conference and Expo 

April 19-21, 2021, Las Vegas, Nevada 

SHRM's Talent Conference & Expo is the can't-miss event for all things talent. Join us--in person or virtually--to learn innovative talent strategies tailored to the realities of the world of work. Learn from engaging speakers and takeaway tips to enrich your workplace. Network with other recruitment and talent management professionals on the latest trends in recruiting and best practices to retain engaged employees at every level of your organization. 

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The AIR 2021 Annual Conference 

May 24-28, 2021, Washington, D.C. 

The AIR Forum, the Association for Institutional Research's (AIR) annual conference, is the largest global gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields. This five-day conference includes more than 300 presentations by colleagues and thought leaders representing all sectors of higher education and an Exhibit Hall featuring the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision making. The AIR Forum presents a unique opportunity for networking with peers, sharing best practices, and learning from practical workshops and sessions led by the field's leading experts. The AIR Forum is the “must attend” event for both seasoned and early-career professionals. 

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NACE 2021 Annual Conference 

June 6- 9, 2021, Austin, Texas 

NACE annual conference is a national annual conference in the education industry. This event will be taking place in Austin Texas this year and hosted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  

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The SHRM Annual Conference and Expo 

June 20-23, 2021, Chicago, Illinois  

Join thousands of your colleagues- in person or virtually- in the Windy City for the best in-class programming and skills development. It’s the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world, and it’s the one conference you won’t want to miss! 

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MBA CSEA 2021 Global Conference 

June 22-25, 2021, Portland, Oregon  

MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance conferences are the professional development highlight of the year for our members! We invite you to participate in these events, which bring together career services professionals and employers from across the world for great programming and networking. 

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NCDA Global Career Development Conference 

 June 30 - July 2, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia 

The National Career Development Association intends to meet in-person for the 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is scheduled to be held at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Atlanta in downtown Atlanta. We are a personally and professionally diverse group of professionals. Putting together our own forms and shapes creates a wide array of career interventions and research designed to address a continually evolving landscape of career development. Whether you are an advisor, coach, counselor, educator or researcher, you have an important voice in shaping our understanding of career development. 

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EACE21 Annual Conference 

August 4-6, 2021, Atlantic City, New Jersey  

For more than 20 years, the EACE Annual Conference has been the region's premier professional development and networking event. Each year, choose from more than 30 workshops (many of which offer continuing education credit!), discover new and exciting products and services that benefit your organization in the exhibit hall, and enjoy some of the best social events to expand your network. 

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Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming conferences and events.

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