May 6, 2019
Founder & Producer, URx
Dr. Poppy Crum
Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
As recruiting and people professionals, human interactions drive our success. Dr. Poppy Crum, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and Adjunct Professor of Computer Research at Stanford University, will share how our interactions have evolved amongst people who grew up in a technology driven society and how we can leverage this understanding to enhance those interactions in the future.
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Hire Better Together
Founder & CEO, WeSolv
Retail Partnerships Manager, Pinterest
Sr. Principal Talent Acquisition, Events & Diversity Recruiting, Discover
Sr. Director Product Management, Salesforce
It's no secret that recruiting teams and hiring managers sometimes struggle to see eye to eye on talent decisions. This creates friction not only for organizations, but also for candidates looking to understand and meet expectations to land the job. WeSolv CEO, Stella Ashaolu, will moderate a panel of industry leading recruiters and hiring managers to discuss strategies that successfully align hiring needs with outcomes through effective partnership.
Building a Talent Pipeline Through a Winternship
Senior University Relationship Manager, Quicken Loans Family of Companies
Senior Program Manager, Quicken Loans
What is the Winternship? The Winternship is open to students looking to gain professional experience over winter break. Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans brings these students to the offices in Detroit to connect them with our senior leaders, conduct market research, complete S.W.O.T. analyses and so much more. The goal is for each student to leave with an offer with us for a summer internship or full-time position post-graduation. This is a unique approach to drawing talent to our headquarters in the city of Detroit. We are paying for students to fly in and stay a week in Detroit, with the goal that the students will gain a better understanding of what is happening in the city (you have to see it to believe it). Last year, with 93 total applicants, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans brought in 14 Winterns. This year, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is nearly doubling the Winternship total to 25 from 6 schools after seeing 138 applicants. We will share the challenges faced building this unique talent pipeline, how we have measured success, and where we see it growing!
Employer Brand Design Workshop
Wall to Wall Studios
Can an authentic brand experience attract the right talent? Wall-to-Wall believes so. Doug and Mike will share the tools they use everyday to help organizations discover their essence and use insights to engage an audience in ways that stick and resonate deeply.
Plus meet the team that powers the URx Brand!
Giving Back & Building Up
Head of University Talent Program, Juniper Networks
Recruiting the Next Generation. Women in Tech Report 2019
SVP of Customer Success, HackerRank
Main Stage (Sponsor Session)
Going Beyond Resumes
Co-Founder & CEO, CodeSignal
Stage B (Sponsor Session)
More than 50,000 Computer Science degrees will be granted from US-based Universities in 2019, yet most University Recruiting programs focus only on a handful of schools that are well known for their engineering programs. Research shows that some of the best-known software engineers come from unknown universities or non-traditional backgrounds. How can we level the playing field for all new grads and enable University Recruiters to go beyond resumes without getting overwhelmed?
Setting the Course for Your Campus Recruiting Program
Co-Founder & CEO, Yello
Stage A (Sponsor Session)
With increased competition on campus and a tight labor market, how can employers effectively attract and engage top student talent? This session will guide attendees through three critical steps every team must take to launch a successful campus recruiting strategy.
First, know your new audience. Second, don’t be afraid to go digital. Third, let data be your guide. Join this session for the tactics you need to set the course for a high-performing campus recruiting program.
Campus Ambassador Programs: Building and Maintaining a Successful Program
CEO, Campus Commandos
Stage B (Sponsor Session)
Campus ambassadors are a trending topic in university relations and recruiting as a tool to use former interns as company representatives on campus to identify top talent and uniquely engage with new candidates. Many companies are interested in piloting or establishing a program, but are unsure of how to begin. In this session, we will discuss how brands such as Quicken Loans, Campus Commandos, and more developed their programs, including the cornerstones of program design and an outline of our plans for continued enhancement. We will take questions and engage with audience members to create an interactive experience. Adams’ writing on the matter can be seen in Forbes Inc. and Huffington Post.
Redefining Your UR Strategy
Ben Herman (Jumpstart), Thomas Hughes (Lyft), Gelila Asnake (Quora), Leo Cortez (AirBNB), Lauren Mirkovich Taft (Zendesk)
Main Stage (Sponsor Session)
Early-Career Candidate Preferences When Interviewing: What Do They Want & Are You Providing Them?
Co-Founder & CEO, WayUp
You’ll see research on what Gen Z and Millennials actually want from the interview process and learn tips on how to better attract and engage top candidates.
Diversity Internships: Where to Start?
Senior Manager of Learning & Development, Employee Engagement, CBS Interactive
What does it mean to have diversity as an integral part of your internship program. Melissa Thomson of CBS Interactive will cover how to structure a budget to make sure diversity is a top priority, share success stories, current partnerships and how CBS Interactive has grown their program as well as the impact it has had on the company and their relationships with campuses.
What happens when you expand your talent funnel? Lessons from the experts
Sheilin Herrick, Anthony Rotoli (Karat)
Nontraditional Outreach for Early Talent Recruitment
Employer Development Consultant, George Washington University
Managing Director of Employer Services, George Washington University
Universities continually seek innovative low/no-cost, high-impact ways to engage employers—the aim is to ensure employers connect with diverse student bodies who can support their early talent recruitment efforts. The discussion will focus on best practices—outside of traditional career fairs—that are driven by career centers, faculty, and student organizations.
Handshake Fireside Chat
CONFERENCES ARE BETTER WITH FRIENDS! MEET OTHER ATTENDEES FROM YOUR LOCAL URx COMMUNITIES
Alumni not Ex-Employees
Dr. Byron McCrae
VP Student Life & Dean of Students, Davidson College
People Operations Lead, Facebook
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, CultureAmp
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Twitch
The college experience can be one of the most transformative periods of a persons life, leaving a lifelong impact. Universities have been nurturing people through this for 100+ years. In this wide-ranging discussion, we will explore what employers can learn and apply from universities that will create a transformative experience for their new talent over the first 2-4 years they spend with a company. Equally as important how do we turn our ex-employees into proud alumni.
Mix and mingle with your fellow attendees, sponsors, partners, and speakers. Light bites and drinks provided by the Handshake Team!
May 7, 2019
Humanizing your D&I Strategy at any Scale
Chief Diversity Officer and Talent Acquisition Lead, Riot Games
Head of Talent, Affirm
Senior University Talent Acquisition Partner, Workday
Diversity & Inclusion has become top of mind for all companies for various reasons both genuine and functional. How do companies create authentic programs and strategies that scale while not losing sight of the people that move percentages in the right direction? How do we collaborate with internal stakeholders throughout our companies? In this discussion with senior HR and Talent leaders, we will discuss how you can make an impact in your role as well as influence key decision makers in your organization.
Employer Partnership Programs
Associate Director of Employer Relations, UC Berkeley
Director of Employer Recruitment and Engagement, Northwestern University
Who engages in employer partnership programs, and how effective are they? What do schools and recruiters really want from these programs? Identifying a lack of broad-scope information on corporate partner programs, the University of California Berkeley and Northwestern University launched comprehensive surveys to both employers and schools to better examine the current landscape of partnership models. Key findings from this national study will be shared, revealing important trends and areas of symmetry and disconnect between organizations and institutions. Join us for a lively bench-marking conversation aimed to make all partnerships more prosperous!
Digital Marketing Strategies for Recruiters
Founder and CEO, Parker Dewey LLC
The presenters will facilitate a discussion on how the rapidly growing "freelance economy" can be harnessed by recruiters to drive improved campus recruiting efforts. In particular, this session will highlight how companies are not using "gigs" to replace jobs, but rather as an effective tool to improve recruiting efforts, drive diversity and inclusion, improve retention, enhance relationships with colleges, and generally improve hiring outcomes in an increasingly competitive environment.
Building an Early Talent Engineering Bootcamp
Campus Recruiting, Square
Leveraging Analytics to Drive Recruiting Success
Recruiting & Systems Lead, Kiewit
University Relations Sr. Specialist, Kiewit
This session will cover how to take your organization from a decentralized recruiting model to a centralized recruiting model leveraging data and analytics. In this session, we will discuss how to create processes and metrics to sustain the test of time, and learn how to utilize analytics to ensure team agility to meet business demands.
In March of 2016, we were tasked with taking a heavily decentralized Talent Acquisition organization, which included multiple recruiting groups and individuals across the US and Canada, and creating a centralized Talent Acquisition team to support the demands across North America. Throughout this process, internal data was gathered to understand current state as well as external best practices and benchmarks to identify the ideal future state. The team was given this task five months prior to Fall University Recruiting kicking off, so time was of the essence. Being an organization with over 130 years of existence, there were a lot of opinions and concerns around the team's ability to meet the high hiring demands, which consisted of over 700 Interns and 500 New Grads annually, without losing the individual business unit culture. Through this evolution, we created new Recruiting Analytics to capture Cost and Trends across Universities and business units ensuring efficient execution and ability to meet business needs. Through our creation of these new analytics, we have continued to challenge the business to decrease our on-campus presence, which was at the time 150 Universities, and ensure we have the right processes in place to continue to meet the needs of the business. As of September 2018, we have 12 University Recruiters across the US and Canada responsible for 34 business units and over 1400 hires. Our team is consistently ranked among the top services provided to our business, and it is our ability to tell the story with data that has helped us continue to make an impact across the organization.
Making a Difference from a Distance: Promoting Engagement While Working In a Regional Role
Talent and Employer Engagement Manager California, University of Notre Dame
Internship & Employer Outreach Liaison, Endicott College
URx Community Room
Developing and Executing a Rebel Employer Brand Strategy
What is your talent brand and how do you leverage it as a competitive advantage when targeting students and entry-level talent? This session is about education and execution as we explore the current brand and university recruiting standards, and how to break them both. We will share some actionable, rebel-like practices that challenge traditional campus strategy as we merge talent brand and UR.