Students

NWB invites all current Black and Latinx undergraduates (Scholars) to join us for #PowerofYou, our 2nd NWB Conference! Our goal is to help build the next generation of business leaders by guiding students to find and embrace their unique voices as they begin their career journey. “#PowerOfYou” will help scholars build confidence and encourage them to own their voice through personal enrichment sessions, career preparation insight from experts and connections with recruiters for internships and full time opportunities.

During the conference, Scholars will:

  • Learn about a variety of career paths and opportunities in Marketing, Operations, Finance, Consulting, and Tech

  • Interview with partner companies for internship and full-time positions

  • Build their network with other students of color from colleges /universities throughout the country

This page is dedicated to information specifically for students. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, feel free to email us at info@nextwavebusiness.org.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have received numerous questions about our conference from students. In an effort to provide to make sure everyone has the same information, we created this FAQs section that specifically addresses those questions.

Q: I can't afford travel and lodging to attend the #PowerOfYou conference, What should I do?

A: Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Several scrappy Scholars facing financial hardship have successfully received travel related funding to attend the conference through on-campus resources including the Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Affairs, or Office of Career Services. We suggest starting with your Dean of Students, they should direct you to the funding opportunities that your university provides.

Q: How do I know if I am eligible for the conference?

A: Here are the requirements to attend the conference:

  • Current student at a four-year public or private college/university

  • U.S. citizen, DACA* recipient or permanent resident

  • Black, Latinx or Mixed (for students with more than one race/ethnicity, one of them must be Black or Latinx)

  • 3.0 GPA**

*Note: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants are welcome

**Note: Students with a GPA below 3.0 will be required to briefly explain what circumstance(s) contributed to their academic performance

Q: What are the dates of the conference?

A: The #PowerOfYou conference begins on Friday, October 4th, 2010 at 12:00 PM and ends on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Scholars should plan to attend the entire conference, including the events in the evening.

Q: What time should I plan to arrive and depart?

A: If you are traveling to Chicago, plan to arrive in the city no later than 12:00 PM. Loyola is about 35 min from O’Hare International Airport and about the same distance from Midway International Airport. You should arrive to register for the conference no later than 1:00 PM on Friday, October 4th. You should plan to depart by Sunday, October 6th at 1:00 PM.

Q: What is the schedule for the conference?

A: The #PowerOfYou conference schedule is action packed. Details can be found on on "Schedule" page.

Q: Will accommodations (e.g. hotel rooms) be provided?

A: Updates on accommodations for students registered for the conference will be provided in late June.

Q: Will there be travel accommodations?

A: Scholars are responsible for scheduling travel for the conference. If you are not from the Midwest, we suggest ordering your plane ticket ASAP to get the best prices. Additionally, you should reach out to your Class Deans and/or Professional Centers at your university to ask for potential funding opportunities.

Q: Do I have to be a Business major to attend?

A: No, our corporate partners encourage students from various academic backgrounds to apply to their opportunities.

Q: What companies are sponsoring the conference?

A: We call our sponsors “partners.” We have three confirmed sponsors: Under Armour, Accenture , and US Bank. They will be recruiting for internship and full-time opportunities.

Q: How can I get prepared for the conference?

A: We will be releasing the Next Wave Curriculum prior to the conference that will provide you with a detailed method to get prepared. For more information contact Jourdan (jourdan@nextwavebusiness.org).

Q: What is the dress code?

A: Friday is smart casual (e.g. collared shirt and jeans). Saturday is professional (e.g. suit and tie for men and skirt suit or dress + jacket for women). Sunday is professional for interviews.

Q: I have more questions! Who can I contact?

A: Make sure you review our General FAQs page. If you still have questions reach out to Tiffani (tiffani@nextwavebusiness.org).

 
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