Career Management

National Career Fair Scholarship Application

Background: There are several National MBA Career Fairs held in the fall of each academic year. These Career Fairs are typically hosted by diversity associations and linked to conferences. They  are attended by the Fortune 1000 MBA recruiters and top MBA students/alumni seeking work. For students seeking work at national organizations that do not actively recruit at Willamette, attending these career fairs is the one way to have the opportunity to meet the recruiters face-to-face, and be pulled into the hiring process. NOTE: All of these events are open to all MBA students from all backgrounds.

Eligible Career Fairs:

MBA Women International Leadership Conference and Career Fair, Oct 3-5, 2013 in Boston, MA - MBA Wi Conference

National Asian MBA Global Forum, January - in Asia, Date - not yet published. 

National Asian MBA Leadership Conference and Exposition, September 19-21, New York, NY - NAAMBA Conference.

National Black MBA Annual Conference and Exposition, September 10-14, 2013, Houston, TX - NBMBAA Conference

National Hispanic Annual MBA Conference and Career Expo, Oct 10-12, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. - NSHMBA Conference.

Net Impact Annual Conference 2012, Oct 24-26, San Jose, CA - Net Impact Conference. 

Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference, Oct 17-19, 2013 - New Orleans, LA. Reaching Out Conference. 

General Description: The National MBA Career Fair Scholarship provides a $500 scholarship per student for up to 20 full-time MBA students who achieved a first year MBA GPA of 3.0 or higher, actively participated in the career management programs including securing an internship, demonstrated leadership in /student associations and showed initiative in the internship search.

Scholarship recipients must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Completed the first year core curriculum with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Maintained good standing within the academic regulations of the Atkinson School and the codes of conduct of the Atkinson School and Willamette University
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional/student associations
  • Actively participated in career management programs
  • Showed initiative in the internship search and secured an internship
  • Registered for one of the qualifying 2013 National Career Fairs which include: National Asian MBA (NAAMBA), National Women MBA (MBAWi), National Black MBA (NBMBAA), National Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA), Net Impact or Reaching Out.
  • Completed and submitted the National Career Fair scholarship application to Beth Ursin, Career Management Director, no later than 11:55 pm, Sunday, August 25th.
  • Completion of the scholarship interview if selected to interview.

Selection: Selection is competitive among applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria listed above and who present their qualifications in a complete and professional manner in the application and interview. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of administrative staff and faculty. Interviews may be required.  

 Reimbursement: Student pays his own way, then brings all receipts to Tracy after the conference for a reimbursement check of up to $500. 

Additional Requirements: 

Upon return from the National Career Fair, the recipient will provide career management with a short write-up describing activities participated in and learning experiences which may be used for promotion of the scholarship for the following year.  The recipient may  also be asked to represent the Willamette MBA program if no AGSM staff in attendance.



 In addition to registering for the conference, students are encouraged to become a member of the association sponsoring the event to be eligible to post their resume and apply for jobs through the conference website.  This should be done no later than 2 weeks prior to the conference.  

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Application Process: Applicant should  submit a resume and three short essays on the topics below. Be sure to include the name and date of the national career fair for which you have registered and submit it by 11:55pm, Sunday, August 25th. If additional room is required, feel free to turn it in via email to Director, Beth Ursin. 

Name:* Please indicate your first and last name
Career Management:* Describe your current career goals, the strategy you took to pursue your internship and discuss how attending the national career fair of your choice might affect your future.
Student Professional Associations:* Discuss the associations in which you are involved, the level of your participation and the impact you had. Reflecting back, briefly describe the most important things you learned from the experience.
Internship :* Describe the project(s) you worked on in your internship and the value you provided to the organization. Then, briefly describe the most important learning experience.
Email:*

Agreement

 I understand that upon return from the National Career Fair, the recipient will provide career management with a short write-up describing activities participated in and learning experiences which may be used for promotion of the scholarship for the following year.  The recipient may  also be asked to represent the Willamette MBA program if no AGSM staff in attendance.

 In addition to registering for the conference, students are encouraged to become a member of the association sponsoring the event to be eligible to post their resume and apply for jobs through the conference website.  This should be done no later than 2 weeks prior to the conference.  

I further understand that I must front the cost of the conference and then bring receipts for reimbursement to Tracy after the conference for a total reimbursement of up to $500 per person. NOTE: Save your boarding pass if you wish to be reimbursed for the flight. 

A workshop to prepare for the conferences will be held on Friday, September 6 at the Career Close-up Event. 

Agreement: I agree
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Thank you for your application - contact Career Management if you don't hear back from us with a confirmation of receipt of your application.