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Purdue MBA and HR Academy Events


Core Events 

Note:  All Core Events are for MBA and HR Academy participants only

Welcome Dinner and Student Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union - Reception at 6:00, Dinner at 6

Introduction to the MBA and HR experience at Krannert.  Current MBA and MS in Human Resource Management students will share their experiences during a moderated panel.  Academy students will also be able to network with faculty and staff.  Panel topics include MBA and HR curriculum, Experiential Learning Initiatives program, study abroad, the career search and leadership development.

Careers with an MBA or HR Degree
Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ East Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union -  Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Krannert Alumni will share how their graduate degree has impacted their career.  An alumni panel will share their stories and address questions.  Academy students will also be able to further network with faculty and staff.

How Do I Successfully Apply to Graduate School?  The Application Workshop
Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ East/West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union - Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Learn from a panel of experts in graduate admissions.  You will learn how to craft an essay, wow an admissions officer, make your application memorable along with the other dos and don'ts of the application process.  A discussion of financial aid, scholarships, and graduate assistantship opportunities will help you maximize your investment.  Academy Fellows will also learn about the combined degree, pre-admit and deferred admit program.

What Will I Be Studying as an MBA or HR Student?  Option Areas Exploration Session

Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ East/West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union - Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Discussion of the different areas of the MBA/HR degrees.  Learn what curriculum and career options exist in finance, marketing, supply chain, operations, human resources, technology, strategy, entrepreneurship and other fields of study.

Outside the MBA and HR Classroom.  Leadership and Development Opportunities

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ East/West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union - Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Explore the options available to help your professional development outside of the formal classroom setting of the MBA and HR programs.  Details on the Launching Global Leaders Program, the Mentor Program, Krannert Launch, Career Fairs, Case Competition, Club Leadership, Experiential Learning, Lunch and Learn with an Alum and other programs will be discussed.

Charting My Career and Academy Graduation

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ Purdue Memorial Union - Reception at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Final session of the MBA Academy.  Participants receive certificates of completion and learn about strategic career planning in the short-term and long-term.  Presentations will be made by recent graduates and veteran alumni on building a successful career.  You will also have the opportunity to hear from all MBA and HR stakeholders.

Optional Events

Purdue Undergraduate Mock Career Fair

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 @ Cordova Co-Rec Facility - 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. - Contact: Maureen Huffer-Landis

Mock recruiters will be stationed at tables similar to an actual career fair and will engage with students in the same fashion that a potential employer would to help students with their interview skills.  Additional activities will include professional photo shoot, quick resume critiques, professional dress for success session and tips on navigating a career fair.

Industrial Roundtable Career Fair

Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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School of Management Employers Forum Career Fair

Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18, 2015

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Preparing for the GMAT or GRE

Saturday, October 24, 2015 @ Rawls Hall Computer Lab

Learn strategies for taking the GMAT or GRE and become familiar with the exam by taking a practice test 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with lunch at 12:00 p.m.

Purdue Human Resource Executive Conference and Case Competition

Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13, 2015

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