Information for Alumni

Thank you again for agreeing to participate in Taking the Next Step 2018. Below is general information for Panelists and Lunch Roundtable Guests, including a a schedule for the day's events.


Friday, January 5, 2018
Alumni Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location TBD

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Taking the Next Step 2018
Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616


Schedule for Panelists

8:15 AM
Registration Opens

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Panel Meet & Greet and Event Overview

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Panel Session A
(View all panels offered in Session A)

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel Session B
(View all panels offered in Session B)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch roundtables with students
(View all industries offered as Roundtables)

1:30 - 3:00 PM (Optional)
Dessert and networking with students 


Schedule for Lunch Roundtable Guests

10:30 AM
Registration Opens

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Overview

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 
Lunch roundtables with students
(View all industries offered as Roundtables)

1:30 - 3:00 PM (Optional)
Dessert and networking with students 


Travel Arrangements

If you will be traveling from outside the Chicago area, you must indicate your travel and hotel requests when you confirm your personal information for the event, utilizing the personalized link from your confirmation email. Your hotel and travel preferences must be submitted by November 24, 2017. The College Programming Office staff will follow up with you via email to confirm your travel needs and finalize arrangements.