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.


​Opening Remarks

URx Organizing Team


​Breakout Sessions

Bernard Uy (Wall to Wall Studios), Ahmad Wright (Stanford University)

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Choose from 3-5 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.

​Discussion Groups

​Mary Kate McHugh (Google), Lexi Butler (AirBnB) and more.

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Choose from 3 - 5 relevant university recruiting topics to discuss amongst your peers with a moderator. Topics include:

  • The Other Side of Imposter Syndrome
  • Recruiting Non-Technical Minority Candidates
  • UR Team Structures
  • Effective Mentorship Programs
  • Building your first UR Team
  • Collaborating with under-resourced Career Centers



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

Mike Swift (MLH), Richard Murby (DevPost), Marlene Sherer Stern (Stanford) & More

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Choose from 3-5 sessions that interest you the most.

Digging Deeper Tracks:

  • Mike Swift (Major League Hacking) & Richard Murby (DevPost) take us through the What, Why, and How of Hackathons
  • Creating/Partnering with University Mentorship Programs 

​2017/2018 University Recruiting Data Deep Dive

Garrett Lord

Co-Founder and CEO, Handshake

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


Panel - How Technology is Changing UR

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Explore the many ways technology has transformed university recruiting in a panel discussion featuring leading UR technology products and the perspectives of the students, recruiters, and career services staff that use them.


​AnitaB.org Panel Discussion

Elizabeth Ames

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

Jennifer Kim

Former Head of Employee Experience, Lever
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Choose from 3-5 sessions that interest you the most.

Digging Deeper Sessions:

  • Jennifer Kim the former Head of Employee Experience and Development at Lever takes us through how to build a digital content strategy for your employer brand
  • When compensation can't compete
  • Effectively Engaging Employer Alumni

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