Continental Breakfast & Registration


Opening Keynote - Lessons Learned from Facebook to Pinterest​

Adam Ward

Head of Recruiting, Pinterest
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Adam is currently the Head of Recruiting at Pinterest. He will discuss lessons learned scaling UR teams at both Facebook and Pinterest, in addition to taking questions from URx attendees during a fireside chat immediately following his keynote.


​Breakout Sessions

Bernard Uy

Co-Founder / Creative Director, Wall-to-Wall Studios: A Brand Design Agency

Ahmad Wright

​Assistant Dean and Associate Director Career Education, Stanford University

Mike Swift

Co-founder & CEO, Major League Hacking

Richard Murby

Hackathons Lead, DevPost
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Choose from 3 sessions that interest you the most.

Digging Deeper Track:

  • Bernard Uy, founder of Wall to Wall studios explains how to translate your organizations brand to fit your personal recruiting style and audience.
  • Ahmad Wright, Assistant Dean of Career Education at Stanford University takes us through using reflection processes to formulate your recruiting message and reach a diverse pool of on-campus talent.
  • Mike Swift (MLH) & Richard Murby (DevPost) take us through the What, Why, and How of hackathons. 

​Discussion Groups

Dig into 6 relevant university recruiting topics to discuss amongst your peers with a moderator.

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  • Saqi Mehta pulls on her experience leading UR teams at both Disney and Square to lead a discussion on "Out of the Box Recruiting Programs"
  • Recruiting Non-Technical Minority Candidates - Lexi Butler, AirBnB & Olivia Haas, Job Portraits 
  • Building Off-Season Internship Programs - Tim Tieu, Asana
  • Producing vs. Consuming Talent: How Apprenticeships Can Replace Leaky Pipelines & Create Inclusive Culture - Kamrin Klauschie, Learners Guild
  • Focusing Employer Relations resources to meet the changing needs of recruiting - Moira Kolasinski, Santa Clara University
  • Building your Employer Relations Brands on Campus and with Students - Megan Dino, Stanford University



What Millennials and Gen Z really want from their employers?

Liz Wessel

Co-Founder and CEO, WayUp
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In this presentation, you'll learn from multiple studies about what GenZ vs Millennials are looking for in an employer, how they want to discover employers, what they think about career pathing and more.


Networking Break


Breakout Sessions

Mary Kate McHugh

​University Programs Specialist, Google

Tina Randhawa

University Recruiting & Relations Manager, EA (Electronic Arts)

Kimberly Brown

Associate Director Employer Outreach, Princeton University
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Choose from 3 Breakout Sessions 

  • What is it like to walk into a room full of people that look nothing like you and share that attracting them to your company is not only a priority but one you genuinely care about. Join this session about allyship and authentic diversity recruiting at URx moderated by Mary Kate McHugh, University Recruiting Specialist at Google.
  • Tina Randhawa of EA shares her experience executing UR strategies for companies and teams of all shapes and sizes .
  • A panel discussion moderated by Kimberly Brown of Princeton on Engaging Employer Alumni Effectively. Panelist include Nadia Abouzaid (Head of Campus Engagement, Jopwell ), Kayleigh Bottini (Technical University Recruiter, Lyft), Hayley Hedgpeth (Assistant Director Employer Outreach, Princeton University), Syndhia Javier (Associate Director Employer and Alumni Relations Columbia University)

Data Insights to Inspire your Student Engagement

Garrett Lord

Co-Founder and CEO, Handshake
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What can you learn from the millions of students navigating their career decisions on Handshake? In this talk, Handshake CEO & Founder Garrett Lord, will dive into market insights and trends across university recruiting and share benchmarks so your team can stay on top of recruiting today’s early talent and student population.


Happy Hour

Sponsored by the Handshake Team

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Mix and mingle with your fellow attendees, sponsors, partners, and speakers. Light bites and drinks provided by the Handshake Team.


​Continental Breakfast & Registration


Opening Remarks

URx Organizing Team


​AnitaB.org Panel Discussion

Elizabeth Ames

​Senior Vice President, Programs, Marketing, & Alliances, AnitaB.org

Sathya Narayanan

Professor of Computer Science, California State University Monterey Bay

Miranda Sulley

Director of Operations, Hackbright Academy

Tarsha McCormick

Head of D&I, Thoughtworks
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Elizabeth Aimes moderates a panel discussing how to expand the pipeline of qualified women and minority candidates through alternative pathways to a career in tech.



Breakout Sessions

Sarah Coke

Global SAP iXp Lead, SAP

Adam Braun

Co-Founder & CEO, MissionU

Marlene Scherer Stern

Career Education, Stanford University
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Choose from 3 sessions. 

  • You can't always win on compensation, Sarah Coke explores the different factors that can overcome comp restraints.
  • Adam Braun founder of Mission U leads a panel discussion what they like to see to feel welcome from a candidate experience
  • Marlene Scherer Stern digs into building University Mentorship Programs that provide value to students & employers 



Breakout Sessions

Jennifer Kim

Former Head of Employee Experience, Lever

Miki Johnson

Co-Founder, Job Portraits

Anthony Rotoli

Director of Talent Acquisition, Karat

Radhika Rangarajan

Director & Engineering Manager Big Data Technologies, Intel
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Choose from 3 sessions.

Digging Deeper Sessions:

  • Jennifer Kim (former Head of Employee Experience and Development at Lever) and Miki Johnson (co-founder of Job Portraits, an SF-based employer branding agency) lead an interactive session on using authentic storytelling to build a lasting employer brand.
  • Anthony Rotoli, Head of Talent at Karat discusses how to talk with engineers, build credibility with hiring managers and make more hires
  • Women in Big Data: A Case Study on Effective Partnerships between Employers, Student Groups, & University Administration. Join a panel featuring the women behind WiBD.

Student and Professor Panel

Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford), Frank Dawson (Santa Monica College), Students

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A panel discussion to shed light on the unique perspectives of the students we recruit and the professors who teach them.


Closing Remarks

​URx Organizing Team