The 2017 AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair®
AITP’s premier event for IT/IS/CIS/CS college and university students all over the country.
“The Gateway to Innovation Through Information Technology”
April 6-9, 2017 in St. Louis
2016 AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair ®
held in Chicago April 7-10, 2016
2016 Highlights and Inner Circle
By Kevin Jetton, AITP NCC Director
The AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair continues to be the single largest event produced by AITP annually and the 2016 event was yet again no exception. Held April 7-10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, feedback from the 531 student, faculty and IT professional registrants echoed the awesome factor mentioning the total enjoyment of the conference sessions, competition events, convenient hotel layout, the Rosemont entertainment district and the close proximity to O’Hare airport and the CTA train system.
Special thanks go out to ALL the 2016 AITP NCC Co-Hosts for providing these critical ingredients which ensured the overall success of the event:
- Chicago AITP – Chapter Speakers, Exhibitors, Proctors and more
- DeVry Chicago – Notebook PC’s and volunteers
- Grand Valley State University – LCD Projectors and volunteers
- Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Thu workshop, scavenger hunt, pictures and volunteers
- Waukesha County Technical College – Sat activity, volunteers and contest support
With over 675 total attendees, conference co-chairs Paul Dittmann and Bill Waas from the AITP Chicago chapter were very pleased not only with the obvious conference success, but also with how it all came together with a universal feeling amongst ALL the attendees that this truly was yet another awesome AITP NCC® event!
Additionally, an awesome line-up of “Spotlight on IT” speaker/panel sessions had conference attendees making tough choices about which session or activity to attend with many staying after the sessions with C-level IT executives and managers to network and explore career opportunities!
The AITP NCC® Career Fair area was an exciting hot-bed of activity for the attending students and showcased the thousands of IT jobs available all over the country complete with on-the-spot interviews and job offers for internships and full time positions. Additionally, both COMMON and ICCP offered IT certification opportunities during the conference. Organizations represented during the event included:
Sponsors: State Farm, USAA, Progressive Insurance, IBM, COMMON, ICCP, Foundation for Information Technology Education
Contributors: DeVry Chicago, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, WraySec
Exhibitors: AITP Chicago, AITP Omaha Chapter Computer Museum, Allstate, Americaneagle.com, California University of Pennsylvania, CDK Global, Cerner, Keller Graduate School of Management, Keno Kozie Associates, Illinois Technology Association, United Airlines, U.S. Census Bureau and Zoro U.