Marlys Rizzi and Angela Atkinson represented UConn at the 2011 NAWMBA conference.  The 2011 National Association of Women MBA Conference and Career Fair were held on September 15-17, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.  The theme was “Are you Ready?” The Conference was designed to assist both students and professionals on their journeys to develop and enhance their leadership skills. The conference was attended by student MBA chapters and by the seventeen professional chapters.

During two jam-packed days, attendees had the opportunity to attend networking receptions, participate in development panels and workshops, hear keynote speakers share their insights and experiences and visit with company representatives at the Career Fair and throughout the conference. Conference sponsors included American Airlines, MetLife, McDonalds, The Home Depot, AT&T, Dell, Ford and others.

During the career fair, participants met with over 30 sponsors to interview for internships and full-time positions.  Many interviewed at the conference with job offers to follow.  Included in the event were case competitions where three teams received monetary awards for their achievements. These teams were from Notre Dame, University of Chicago, and the University of Texas at Dallas.  Women were also awarded scholarships at the closing reception for their outstanding contributions to NAWMBA.

Marlys Rizzi was the chairman of the national logistics committee, recruiting volunteers for the conference events for the fourth year in a row.

Photo: Rizzi andAtkinson at the 2011 NAWMBA Conference, in Dallas.

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