Being one of the largest and longest running of its kind, the AMBA Annual Conference empowers Asian American students to become leaders, while providing companies the opportunity to meet with potential candidates from this incredible pool of talent. The event was held on November 4, 2016 in New York, featured with a career fair, speaking sessions by industry leaders, (AMBA Talk & Industry Sessions), and networking opportunities.
Second-year MBA student Nan Shen attended the event on Friday, November 4. More than 600 attendees and 54 companies participated the one-day event and career fair which were focused on connecting MBA, B.S. and M.S. candidates in Finance, Science, and Engineering with companies such as PNC, Infosys, Uber, Michael Kors, GE, Suez, Dropbox, etc. Government organizations, including the FBI, USPS and U.S. Department of State, were also present. Company representatives set up booths to introduce corporation values and available opportunities, allowing both students and potential hiring managers conduct intimate conversations on site.
According to data provided by the event organizers, more than 70% attendees were graduating MBA or MBA 1st year students seeking full-time jobs and internships with less than 5 years of experience. In terms of the language ability, 51% of them were able to speak Chinese, followed by 14% Indian and 9% Japanese. One of the highlights of the career fair is that other than the company booths, three independent staffing professionals provided one-on-one resume reviewing sessions with attendees who would like to directly discuss with them about any resume issues.