MBA Women International to Host Virtual Career Fair on April 17th

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MBA Women International will host a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday March 21 to Wednesday, April 17 from 1:00-4:00 PM EST. The event is a unique opportunity for MBAWI members and non-members to connect online with top MBA recruiters.

The pay gap among graduates of elite business schools is widening, according to new research from Bloomberg Businessweek’s Biennial Survey of MBA Graduates. On average, female graduates from top MBA programs now earn 93¢ for every dollar paid to their male classmates. To redress the gap and create new employment opportunities, MBA Women International (MBAWI) announced an online job fair targeting career-driven women with MBAs, those currently enrolled in an MBA program and entrepreneurs. The career fair will take place on April 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The MBA Women International Virtual Career Fair will bring employers and talent together in an engaging and efficient way—all on line.

  •      Job Seekers: Candidates may register at this link: http://www.mbawomen.org/events/candidates-register Those seeking an internship, entry-level or leadership position in Fortune 500 companies are encouraged to sign-up. The event is free of charge to MBAWI members.
  •     Employers: Employers worldwide are invited to participate. During the live event, each company will receive three spots for recruiters or other team members, where they will connect with candidates. These one-on-one chats provide employers the chance to discuss career opportunities and determine whether the candidate could be a match for their openings. For more information, go to http://www.mbawomen.org/recruiters-register

“The virtual career fair is a win-win for companies and candidates alike. Online events help companies including Walmart, Prudential and New York Life to engage, qualify and hire talent in a powerful new way. It’s an easy and effective platform made possible at the comfort of your own desk,” says Philana Kiely, Interim Executive Director of MBAWI. “The event appeals to employers looking for broader, more modernized approaches for attracting qualified job seekers.”

How The Event Will Work:

  •     Job seekers will upload their resumes and profile information prior to the event
  •     Job candidates can browse information about each company, and engage directly with employers to share background, experience and learn about existing opportunities
  •     Job seekers will connect to a recruiter via a live web text chat; no webcam or Skype device is needed
  •     Each employer will have a fully customized page, featuring open positions, career and corporate-videos and other information

Participants’ resumes will be added to the MBAWI Career Services Site and employers will be able to access them for six months.

MBA Women International is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering female business professionals, to assisting women into leadership positions in business, and to enhancing the diversity of the workforce worldwide. For more than 30 years, the organization has served four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities and corporate partners. Formerly the National Association of Women MBAs, the organization changed the name to reflect an increasingly international commitment to developing and promoting strong women leaders globally. Visit http://www.mbawomen.org

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