7th Annual AscendNAAMBA Conference & Career Exposition
September 910, 2016
New York Hilton Midtown | New York, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will ALL the conference events be held?

New York Midtown Hilton Hotel 
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

The New York Midtown Hilton Hotel is also our host hotel.

Ascend is paying $80 towards each room night booked to bring your room rate down to $279++/night. 

Limited number of room nights are available at this special rate so we encourage you to make your reservation soon!

To secure a room, please book online by clicking here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/MBASEP2016

Prevailing rates may apply when the group rooms are sold out.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: All students who are booked to stay at the New York Hilton Hotel MUST have valid credit/debit card upon check in. Check in will NOT be allowed without a valid credit/debit card.

Where can I access the Internet during the conference?

There is free WiFi in the common area (lobby) of the hotel. Guests can also add WiFi to their guest rooms for an additional charge.

When does online registration close?

Online registration is available until 9/6/2016. 

Is onsite registration available?

Onsite registration is available for an additional fee. We recommend registering online beforehand to take advantage of the regular rates.

Can I attend all the sessions? What is included in my registration?


What is the dress code for the conference?

The dress code for the conference is business formal. The Benefit and Awards Dinner calls for business cocktail attire. 


Nearby Airports
The closest New York area airports will be John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) , LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark (EWR). To get to the hotel from the airport, we recommend NYC taxi service or Uber.

Mass Transit
The hotel is within reasonable walking distance from NY Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station. An app such as GoogleMaps can get help you navigate the ample mass transit system in New York City.

There is a variety of parking in public garages all within walking distance of the convention. Fees will be the responsibility of the attendee. Apps like ParkWhiz may assist you in finding affordable options.

Ride with Uber
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Valid for first-time riders only.

Are any airline discounts offered?


Delta Discount Code: NMMUX

Valid September 6 - September 14 for travel to New York City - New York Kennedy (JFK), New York LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark, NJ (EWR) airports.
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com or calling (800) 328-1111*.
* Note that Delta charges a booking fee when using the 800 number.

I am a job seeker. How should I prepare for this conference?

  • Bring your most current resume/CV
  • If needed, you can take advantage of resume coaching provided at the conference to touch up your resume
  • Bring ample supply of your business cards
  • Research the employers you are interested in prior to the conference and learn what they do
  • If they have provided hiring positions, information will be posted on the website and in the program book. Be sure to review that information beforehand
  • Find opportunities to network with employers throughout the conference, not just at the Career Exposition
  • Take advantage of the programming offered for students throughout the conference which will help you in your job search and help you grow as a professional
  • Be sure to attend Employer Showcases which run parallel to the Career Exposition throughout the day

I am a job seeker. What type of resources does this conference offer for job seekers?

This event is geared towards providing job seekers an optimal platform where they can connect with recruiters/hiring managers from multinational corporations (MNCs), government agencies and non-profit organizations to find job opportunities. In order to make yourself visible to the employers, upon completion of conference registration, in the registration confirmation email, follow the steps for creating a free account and uploading your resume to the conference resume database to which all hiring employers will have access. All job seekers MUST upload current resume to the database. We also encourage you to take advantage of student/job seeker focused programming we have designed. Link coming soon.

What kind of networking opportunities will I have?

We designed our conference to foster networking, therefore you will have numerous networking opportunities throughout the duration of the conference. The Kick-off, Career Exposition, Mentoring Breakfast, Workshops, and Benefit & Awards Dinner, all are opportunities for you to mingle with guests from across industries and expand your network of peers, mentors, coaches. View Schedule for details.

How can I obtain CPE Credit(s)?

You must attend a CPE eligible session during the conference and AscendNAAMBA will provide a CPE Certificate, which you will need to present to your credit sponsor. After the conference, a survey must be filled out for each eligible session you were present for. The surveys will be matched up with your attendance record. CPE Certificates will be emailed to the email address you provide at registration.

How do I know which jobs the employers will be recruiting for?

Closer to the conference date, we will begin publishing on the Career Expo page of this website, job openings for which employers will recruit for at the Career Exposition. We encourage all job seekers to review this information on an ongoing basis. Hiring positions will also be listed in the conference program book.

Do the employers offer H1-B Sponsorship?

Yes, some do. Information about which employers offer sponsorship will be included in Hiring Positions listing.

How can I access AscendNAAMBA on Social Media?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ascendleadership
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/54512
Twitter: @Ascendleader OR https://twitter.com/ascendleader

I have a general question about AscendNAAMBA, not conference related. Who do I contact?

Your general AscendNAAMBA questions can be directed to the AscendNAAMBA National Headquarters at 212-248-4888 or info@ascendleadership.org. This includes questions about your membership status, becoming a member of AscendNAAMBA, other events and seminars. The website is www.ascendleadership.org and contains helpful information. Questions related SPECIFICALLY to the conference can be directed to asianmba@ascendnaamba.org.

Photo/Video Likeness

By registering for the AscendNAAMBA Conference, you agree to allow AscendNAAMBA to use your image and/or likeness should they be captured, in promotional videos/photos. Should you wish to NOT BE PICTURED in promotional materials, please notify us in writing at naamba@ascendleadership.org

Cancellation Policy

Consistent with AscendNAAMBA’s policy there will be no refunds offered for cancellations. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds offered for attendee cancellations or no-shows. Should circumstances cause the conference to be rescheduled, no refunds will be given, however your registration fee will be honored at the future AscendNAAMBA conference.

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT OF THE EVENT: If the event known is canceled or rescheduled due to any of the following reasons (venue availability, legal regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, Acts of God, war, etc.) the event will be reschedule within a reasonable time period as provided by the circumstances which caused the event to be postponed or canceled. Any and all pre-paid and pre-registered attendee fees will be honored by AscendNAAMBA when the event is rescheduled. AscendNAAMBA will provide as much advance and written notice as possible to inform attendees of any change to the posted date, time and location of the event. In addition, any and all pre-paid and pre-registered attendees will hold harmless AscendNAAMBA, its members, its staff, its temporary employees, co-sponsors of the event or any event-related events for any Force Majeure as defined above, which forced the event to be temporarily canceled or postponed. AscendNAAMBA, its members, staff, temporary employees, co-sponsors, or any event-related personnel are not responsible or liable for any claim, action, damages, costs or other expenses including, but not limited to, loss or change of any associated fees thereof, hotel fees, or pre-registration fees suffered by any paid and pre-registered attendee due to any Force Majeure which forced the event to be temporarily cancelled or postponed.