Holly Estes

Holly Estes

Sr. University Programs Manager, Duolingo

Holly Estes has been held hostage by Duo the Owl for over four years now, now leading Duolingo’s University Programs team. Prior to transitioning to university recruiting at Duolingo, Holly held various roles in higher education across admissions, student affairs, and NCAA football recruiting. Holly’s passions include: student development, pit bull snuggling, painting, and eating at her husband’s sandwich shop.

11:25 AM (PDT) - 12:20 PM (PDT)
Poker Stage

Fall Travel is OUT - Building Stronger Pipelines without Campus Recruiting

Want to hire more targeted talent faster without ever going on campus? Duolingo's University Programs team will explain how we have cancelled fall recruiting and hired our most competitive and representative new grad/intern class to date by shifting our top of funnel strategy with targeted, sourced engagement year round.

We will dive into:
1. Sourcing candidates through recruiting partners like ReWriting the Code and Colorstack.

2. Engaging targeted talent in the spring and summer through virtual interview prep summits, "City Events" in summer internship hot spots like NYC and SF, and targeted conference engagement.

3. Leveraging former interns as "Duolingo Ambassadors" for scalable, more authentic campus recruiting efforts. (And keep our recruiters off the road!)