Day 1

#URx22 May 5, 2022 PST

9am
to
9:30am

Imposter Syndrome Workshop Pt 1

Samantha Khan

Founder and CEO of Lighthaus Coaching, Lighthaus Coaching
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Does any of this sound familiar? 

  • Feeling inadequate in a situation despite your experiences, accomplishments qualifications or feedback that clearly suggest otherwise

  • Discounting your experience or underselling yourself 

  • Believing you're a fraud and living in fear that your perceived inadequacy will be discovered by others

Well you’re certainly not alone! This experience, commonly known as imposter syndrome, is reported across 70% of adults.

I myself have experienced this feeling in my corporate and personal lives for many years. And then I got tired of trying to constantly fool everyone else into believing I belonged while not really believing it myself. I decided to make a change in my thinking so that I could release the imposter within and start showing up in a way that honored my experience and contributions. I want to help you do the same.

In this 2-part interactive workshop we will discuss the experience of feeling like an imposter, the thoughts we have around those experiences and how to rewrite those stories so we can spend less time worrying about convincing others we belong and more time adding the value that our presence brings. 

9:30am
to
9:45am

Welcome to URx22!

Main Stage

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Join us on the main stage to kick off URx22!

9:45am
to
10:30am

Continuing the Conversation with our HBCU Partners

Lavonya Jones

Director of Entrepreneurship Student Programs, Morehouse College

Deitrick Franklin

University Recruiting Program Manager, Reddit

Main Stage | Opening Keynote

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Talking with our HBCU partners brings so much insight! So join Deitrick and Lavonya as they continue the conversation around HBCU's, partnerships, and their perspective on early career talent. 

10:30am
to
10:35am

Transition to First Breakout Session

Check out the Main Stage to meet community members and highlighted events!

Main Stage

10:35am
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11:20am

Apprenticeships - A Pathway for Non-Traditional Talent

Kody Frakes

University Recruiting Program Manager, Airbnb

Stephanie Wezelman

Emerging Talent Recruiting Manager, Campus, LinkedIn

Bernita Dillard

Global Head of DEI Recruiting Enablement, DoorDash

Barry Barbe JR

Assistant VP, University Relations, LPL Financial

Meirav Abramovitz

Director of Client Success, Corporate, Symplicity

Sponsored by Symplicity

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Talent comes in all shapes and forms, but as companies expand their early talent programs, how can companies leverage candidates that follow non-traditional paths? Join our Apprenticeships discussion to learn how our panelists have sourced, hired, and leveraged these programs to bring talent into their organizations.

10:35am
to
11:20am

Planning for the Future: How to Build Lasting Programs

Natalie Chwalk

Campus Recruiter, MongoDB

Andrew Gonzalez

Program Manager, Talent Programs & Partnerships, JamCity

Jeanie Arciaga

Program Manager, University Programs, Roblox

Lindsay Hickok

Recruiting Programs Manager, Box

Nicole Ramirez

Manager, Early Talent, Conagra Brands
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Before you arrive on campus, there are so many aspects that need thoughtful consideration. This is where our incredible program managers activate. Whether you are building a program from the ground up or leveling up your existing program, our panelists bring a variety of experience to share - from tips on setting up resources, obtaining buy-in, and designing a mentorship program to ensure long term success. Join our panel to talk all things program.

10:35am
to
11:20am

Early Career Hiring 101: From Navigating Headcount to Managing Reneges

Hazen Andrews

Manager of Emerging Talent, 1Password

Emma Surich

Head of Talent Acquisition, Perpetua Labs

Kelly Anne Cheung

Head of University Recruiting - Americas, eBay

Paul Bauer

UR Leader

Olivia Martinez-Stewart

UR Recruiting Manager, New Grad Program, Dolby Laboratories
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So much goes into preparing and executing a hiring strategy. From headcount planning, to benchmarking strategies, to converting those amazing interns so what are all the pieces you need to consider? Hear this panel's experience and expertise on how they approached creating their hiring strategy.

11:20am
to
11:25am

Transition to Breakout Session 2

Check out the Main Stage to meet community members and highlighted events!

Main Stage

11:25am
to
12:10pm

Set up to Scale: When, Why, and How to Grow Your Internship Program

Julie Hetcko

Early In Career Program Management Manager, Nordstrom

Caroline Cunningham

Sr. Manager for Early Career Talent Acquisition, Intuit

Katia Ratkovich

Senior Manager, Global Early Talent, Splunk

Nikita Gupta

Co-Founder & CTO at Symba, Symba

Main Stage | Sponsored by Symba

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Are you thinking about growing your internship program? For many early career talent leaders, scaling internships is a key initiative and area of focus. As your organization grows and demand for talent accelerates, early career programs are essential to building a healthy talent pipeline. But not every program should and is ready to scale.Join Symba for a panel discussion to learn:

  • Why you should scale your program
  • When you should (and should not) scale your program
  • How to scale your program effectively
11:25am
to
12:10pm

We’re On It: Staying on Top of Your Intern Programs

Connie Norwell

Global University Relations Manager, Zendesk

Emily Machado

University Talent Program Manager, Adobe

Alison Rivera

Senior Manager, University Recruiting, SiriusXM

Nicole King

University Recruiting Program Manager, SentinelOne
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Are you going hybrid with this summer’s program? Are your intern events virtual? Will you be hosting any events on campus? What swag do you order? These are the questions we are all asking. So join our panel as they share their best tips on how to not only navigate the ever changing program landscape, but level up your program.

11:25am
to
12:10pm

Diversity 102: The Next Step in the Conversation

Ebitie Amughan

Senior Recruiting Operations Program Manager, Inclusive Hiring, Pinterest

Monique Aristy

Global Head of Early Career Talent, Confluent

Querida Xie

Diversity Program Manager, Autodesk

Stephanie Castro

University Talent & Programs Lead, Rubrik, Inc.
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You’ve laid the foundation, you're committed to ambitious goals, now what? Join this panel for conversions that are focused on diversity, equity and belonging as our panelists reflect on what events have proved to deliver the best ROI? Hear about best partners within your organization as well as those externally.and learn about how best to leverage tools & platforms and what metrics to track.  

12:10pm
to
12:40pm

Networking Break

CONFERENCES ARE BETTER WITH FRIENDS! Grab a snack and connect with other attendees, sponsors, and partners!

URx Community Lounges

12:10pm
to
12:40pm

The Mamba Mentality: Building your Professional Brand

Shantra Laye

University Recruiting Manager, Delta Air Lines
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As defined by its creator, Kobe Bryant, the Mamba Mentality “is the belief that hard work outweighs talent — every time". It's a mindset. A constant quest to be better today than you were yesterday. Your personal brand is a vivid indication of the best you have to offer – the performance, contributions, and value others can – and should - expect from you. The brand you communicate marks your reputation and is in some respects, your personal pledge. ‘The Mamba Mentality: Building your Professional Brand’ is aimed at helping you to assess and hone your professional brand, regardless of where you are in your career journey. Whether you are currently in the process of looking for a job, jumping into a new profession or starting a new business, your professional brand is forever critical to your immediate and long-term success as it reveals 1. Who you are 2. What your brand stands for and 3. What your brand will deliver.  Most importantly, you should understand how your brand evolves and grows as you evolve and grow, becoming better each day. You will walk away from this session feeling equipped and inspired on how to best present your brand and subsequently, boost your professional reputation and advance your career.

12:40pm
to
1:25pm

Solving the Skills Gap for Early Career Talent

Tom Brunskill

Co-Founder & CEO, Forage

Nana-Gyasi Kessie

Law Clerk and Forage Alumni, White & Case

Main Stage | Sponsored by Forage

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The growing global skills gap and evolving early talent landscape means employers need to innovate. After conducting multiple studies across 10,000+ students around the world, running in-depth interviews with educators across the US, and working closely with some of the world's largest employers - we have a toolkit for future-proofing your early talent recruiting strategy. That toolkit centers on preskilling. Hear from Tom Brunskill, CEO at Forage, and Nana-Gyasi Kessie, law clerk at White & Case, about preskilling, how it impacts employers and students, and how talent teams can incorporate it into their strategies.

12:40pm
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1:25pm

We Are Merely Freshmen: Identifying Potential in Top Talent Early

Alyssa Saviage

University Talent Acquisition, Adobe

Holly Estes

Talent Acquisition Programs Manager, Duolingo

Carly Keller

Accelerate Program Manager, IBM

Hannah O'Toole

University Recruiting Specialist, Figma
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Early career recruiting centers around investment and as the search for talent becomes even more competitive, how can companies identify potential in first-year and second-year candidates? Would the purpose of the internship program change? What do you look for on a resume in the absence of academic and professional experience? How do you assess ROI when there could be a  long return on that investment? We are excited to see Early ID programs popping up more and more and are excited to dedicate a session exclusively on designing and identifying that talent early. 

12:40pm
to
1:25pm

Swooping In: Landing a Career in UR

Larry Kamguia

Manager, Diversity Recruiting Programs & Student Relations, Salesforce

Jessica Hernandez

University Recruiting & Programs, Airbnb

Sam Lee

Early Talent Recruiter, BitGo

Alexa Friedman

Manager, University Recruiting, Databricks

Carolynn Choi

Early Career Recruiter, Figma
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Thinking about joining the amazing community of early career recruiters & program managers? How could you not?  With a diversity of skill sets needed to execute a successful recruiting program, let’s talk about the transferable skills you can bring over. Hear from those that have successfully made the transition and excelled in their respective roles since.

1:25pm
to
1:30pm

Transition to Mainstage

Mainstage

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Meet us back on the mainstage for our afternoon Keynote and wrap up. 

1:30pm
to
2:15pm

The Student's Perspective

Yashwi Jain

Student, Rewriting the Code

Sabrina Field

Student, Rewriting the Code

Danielle Oltman

Student, ColorStack

Emily Romero

Student, ColorStack

Dr. Kristin Austin

Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access, Rewriting the Code

Main Stage | Keynote

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As recruiters we plan, strategize, and ideate on what will catch students attention, but why not hear directly from them. Our students bring so much insight and we are thrilled to have Dr Austin leading the conversation and answering your questions.

2:15pm
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2:25pm

Closing Remarks

Main Stage

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Let's wrap up an amazing day 1!

2:25pm
to
3pm

Networking + Roundtables

CONFERENCES ARE BETTER WITH FRIENDS! GRAB A SNACK AND CONNECT WITH OTHER ATTENDEES, SPONSORS, AND PARTNERS!

URx Community Lounges

5pm
to
7pm

NYC Happy Hour

Sponsored by RippleMatch

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Join us on for a networking happy hour with conference attendees and members of our recruiting community. You'll have the chance to meet other leading talent professionals while enjoying an open bar and provided hors d'oeuvres. Please note that you must provide proof of vaccination to enter the venue in compliance with all local regulations. Location and will be shared upon receipt fo your RSVP! 

5pm
to
8pm

San Francisco Happy Hour

25 Lusk | Sponsored by Symba

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Join us on for a networking happy hour with conference attendees and members of our recruiting community. You'll have the chance to meet other leading talent professionals while enjoying an open bar and provided hors d'oeuvres. Please note that you must provide proof of vaccination to enter the venue in compliance with all local regulations. Location and will be shared upon receipt fo your RSVP! 

6pm
to
8pm

Toronto Happy Hour

Sponsored by Talentboard.io

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Join us on for a networking happy hour with conference attendees and members of our recruiting community. You'll have the chance to meet other leading talent professionals while enjoying an open bar and provided hors d'oeuvres. Please note that you must provide proof of vaccination to enter the venue in compliance with all local regulations. Location and will be shared upon receipt fo your RSVP! 

Day 2

#URx22 May 6, 2022 PST

9am
to
9:30am

Imposter Syndrome Workshop Pt 2

Samantha Khan

Founder and CEO of Lighthaus Coaching, Lighthaus Coaching
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Does any of this sound familiar? 

  • Feeling inadequate in a situation despite your experiences, accomplishments qualifications or feedback that clearly suggest otherwise

  • Discounting your experience or underselling yourself 

  • Believing you're a fraud and living in fear that your perceived inadequacy will be discovered by others

Well you’re certainly not alone! This experience, commonly known as imposter syndrome, is reported across 70% of adults.

I myself have experienced this feeling in my corporate and personal lives for many years. And then I got tired of trying to constantly fool everyone else into believing I belonged while not really believing it myself. I decided to make a change in my thinking so that I could release the imposter within and start showing up in a way that honored my experience and contributions. I want to help you do the same.

In this 2-part interactive workshop we will discuss the experience of feeling like an imposter, the thoughts we have around those experiences and how to rewrite those stories so we can spend less time worrying about convincing others we belong and more time adding the value that our presence brings. 

9:30am
to
9:45am

Welcome to URx22 Day 2!

Main Stage

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Let's kick off day 2!

9:45am
to
10:30am

Forward Together: How to Future-Proof Your Internship Program

Ahva Sadeghi

Co-Founder and CEO, Symba

Clifton Tay

Global Early in Career Lead, Roche

Adriana Durante

University Recruiting Manager, Rippling

Renee Davis

Director of Talent Acquisition, Duolingo

Main Stage | Opening Keynote

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What does the future hold for internship programs? As life continues to adjust to post-pandemic norms, UR and early career talent leaders are facing uncertainty - do internship programs stay remote, go hybrid, or return in-person? How can you prepare your programs for the unexpected? And with the competition for talent so high, what are the best practices to attract and retain Gen Z and future early in career talent?

In this keynote session, Ahva Sadeghi, CEO and co-founder of title sponsor Symba, sits down with panelists to discuss how to:  

  • Build an efficient, scalable, and repeatable program

  • Track data and demonstrate clear ROI to ensure leadership buy-in and resources

  • Cultivate inclusive experiences that have interns and all hiring managers excited and committed no matter the program format.

10:30am
to
10:35am

Transition to First Breakout Session

Check out the Main Stage to meet community members and highlighted events!

Main Stage

10:35am
to
11:20am

Planning for the Future: How to Build Lasting Programs

Jenny Ratzel

Sr. Program Manager, Intern & Co-Op Program, Workday

Katelyn Peker

Global Head of Campus Recruiting, MongoDB

Lauren Berger

Senior Manager, University Relations & DEI Recruiting, Roku

Char Delapena

Executive Director, URx, Head of Early Talent Recruiting - BitGo
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Before you arrive on campus, there are so many aspects that need thoughtful consideration. This is where our incredible program managers activate. Whether you are building a program from the ground up or leveling up your existing program, our panelists bring a variety of experience to share - from tips on setting up resources, obtaining buy-in, and designing a mentorship program to ensure long term success. Join our panel to talk all things program.

10:35am
to
11:20am

Early Career Hiring 101: From Navigating Headcount to Managing Reneges

Lara Braislin

Director, Talent Acquisition, Starbucks

Barry Barbe JR

Assistant VP, University Relations, LPL Financial

Yuga Iyer

Manager, University Talent Acquisition, Adobe

Nicole Wright

University Recruiting, Gusto

Ginny Cheng

Global Head of Talent, Oura Ring
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So much goes into preparing and executing a hiring strategy. From headcount planning, to benchmarking strategies, to converting those amazing interns so what are all the pieces you need to consider? Hear this panel's experience and expertise on how they approached creating their hiring strategy.

10:35am
to
11:20am

Let's Talk About Reneges: Why Gen Z Candidates Rescind Their Offers and What Recruiters Can Do About It

Kate Beckman

Executive Manager, Community & Insights, RippleMatch

Rebecca Roa

Senior Manager, Campus Recruiting, Yext

Becky Gavin

University Recruiting Manager, Bose Corporation

Julie Montrose

Global University Recruiting Manager, Chainalysis Inc.

Main Stage | Sponsored by RippleMatch

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2022 is the year of the renege. A red hot job market means that candidates aren't just hard to win over — they're hard to keep even after they've signed the offer letter. This rise in reneges is happening in record levels among Gen Z candidates and their internships and full-time offers, throwing a wrench in carefully curated workforce planning. But what's behind the uptick in rescinded offers, and what can recruiters do to prevent — and deal with the fallout of — reneges? In this session, RippleMatch will share new data on why candidates accept and rescind offers, and will talk with UR leaders Rebecca Roa (Yext), Becky Gavin (Bose), and Julie Montrose (Chainalysis) on how they're grappling with and combating the emergence of reneged offers.

11:20am
to
11:25am

Transition to Breakout Session 2

Check out the Main Stage to meet community members and highlighted events!

Main Stage

11:25am
to
12:10pm

Early Career Hiring 101: From Navigating Headcount to Managing Reneges

Leanne Farmer

Senior Manager, Global University Relations and Employment Brand, Veritas Technologies

Kelly Larson

Head of Technical Recruiting, Verkada

David Delaney

Senior Manager, Recruiting, Cockroach Labs

Genevieve Forslund

University Recruiting Manager, Plaid

Christine Graham

Head of Candidate Engagement, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
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11:25am
to
12:10pm

Diversity 102: The Next Step in the Conversation

Ashley Eng

Senior Manager, University Relations, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Raphael Richard

Emerging Talent Manager, Cisco

Shauna Kimball

University Relations, Diversity Program Manager, Nike, Inc

Therasa Cha

Director, Global Early in Career Recruiting, ServiceNow

Leo Cortez

Head of UR and Diversity Talent, AirBnB
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You’ve laid the foundation, you're committed to ambitious goals, now what? Join this panel for conversions that are focused on diversity, equity and belonging as our panelists reflect on what events have proved to deliver the best ROI? Hear about best partners within your organization as well as those externally.and learn about how best to leverage tools & platforms and what metrics to track.  

11:25am
to
12:10pm

From Student to Superstar: Perspectives on How to Find Your Next Great Technical Hire

Tigran Sloyan

CEO & Co-founder, CodeSignal

Alexa Friedman

Manager, University Recruiting, Databricks

Beena Sukumaran

Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, Miami University of Ohio

Emil Ibrishimov

VP of Engineering, Gem

Main Stage | Sponsored by CodeSignal

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Behind every early-career technical hire you make is an ecosystem that brought the candidate to your company: from the school or program that taught them the skills they need, to the recruiter that saw a potential fit, to the hiring manager that envisioned them on the team. 

With distinct but overlapping roles, how can this cross-functional network share knowledge and work together to better identify, engage, and hire the best talent? 

In this panel discussion, we will bring together perspectives from a Dean of a College of Engineering, recruiter, and engineering manager to share insights on how the broader hiring team can improve their process. 

You’ll learn:

  • How top students are preparing for the job market and approaching their search

  • What the common threads are between great students and great hires

  • Strategies to strengthen relations with university and hiring manager counterparts

12:10pm
to
12:40pm

Networking Break

CONFERENCES ARE BETTER WITH FRIENDS! Grab a snack and connect with other attendees, sponsors, and partners!

URx Community Lounges

12:10pm
to
12:40pm

Growing the Early Career Talent Pool. New Partnership Models Delivering Diverse Talent Pipelines

Andrei Coso

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Northeastern

Mary Trimarco

Strategic Partnerships, Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences

Sue Harnett

Founder & President, Rewriting the Code

Jennifer Shire

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Khoury College

Brecka Fetzer

Program Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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The gap between the needs of industry and the priorities of higher education institutions is well documented and yet the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. Industry- particularly technology companies- are aggressively competing for a finite pool of talent (particularly technical skill sets from underrepresented backgrounds) and both academia and nonprofits are figuring out their important roles in addressing how to recruit, teach, mentor, and develop a larger population of underserved communities that are well prepared for early-career roles at top-notch companies.  Join for a great panel discussion to dig into the challenges and opportunities of companies, higher education, and nonprofits working together to grow the pool of diverse talent.

12:10pm
to
12:40pm

Expanding Early Talent: Building Career Transition Programs

Katelyn Amidon

Head of Early Talent Programs, Lyft

Abby Uzamere

Program Manager & Recruiter, Pinterest

Jackie Henry

Talent Acquisition Partner, Asana
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Discussion around expansion of Apprenticeship, Associateship and Fellowship programs to increase representation, provide opportunities for career transition-ers (i.e. coding bootcamps, non-traditional backgrounds), and amplitude internal mobility. 

12:10pm
to
12:40pm

Building Executive Buy-in and Champions for Internship and New-in-Career Hiring

Kirk Holstrom

Associate Director University Recruiting, Sprinklr, Inc.
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How we built and sold our internship and new-in-career programs to executive leadership, getting buy-in to hire 25 interns in our first year and 50 interns and 100+ new-in-career roles in year 2, and how executive engagement helped our interns leave the summer excited and thrilled with their time at Sprinklr.

12:40pm
to
1:25pm

Early Career Hiring 101: From Navigating Headcount to Managing Reneges

Carissa Contestabile

University Recruiter, Duolingo

Elizabeth Diley

Campus Talent Acquisition Leader, General Mills

Stephanie Tyler

Global Head of Early Career Talent, Autodesk

Lucy Tobias

Head of Emerging Talent, Dropbox
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So much goes into preparing and executing a hiring strategy. From headcount planning, to benchmarking strategies, to converting those amazing interns so what are all the pieces you need to consider? Hear this panel's experience and expertise on how they approached creating their hiring strategy.

12:40pm
to
1:25pm

Planning for the Future: How to Build Lasting Programs

Celeste Hippolyte

Access Innovation Program Manager, Epic Games

Inbar Gam

University Recruiting, Databricks

Jessica Nguyen

University Relations Manager, Mohawk Industries

Courtney Fay

Campus Recruiter, Bose

Sarah Hester

University Recruiter, Meta
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Before you arrive on campus, there are so many aspects that need thoughtful consideration. This is where our incredible program managers activate. Whether you are building a program from the ground up or leveling up your existing program, our panelists bring a variety of experience to share - from tips on setting up resources, obtaining buy-in, and designing a mentorship program to ensure long term success. Join our panel to talk all things program.

12:40pm
to
1:25pm

Spreading Your Wings: Transitioning Out of UR

Geoffrey Kwan

Solutions Engineer, Datadog

Anastacia Padilla

Product Marketing Manager, AWS

Son Nguyen

Talent Acquisition Director, North America, Nike

Wahab Owolabi

Founder & Producer, URx
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The pathway to move up or gain different experiences within UR is clear but what about those of us interested in leveraging our skill sets in other arenas? Emerging Talent & University Recruiting requires a diverse skill set - from deep technical knowledge, to recruiting experience, to program management, and even people management.  Armed with this diverse slate of knowledge, where have former recruiters, program managers, and leads taken their career? Hear interesting stories from engineers, program managers, directors who all started where you are today. If you are looking to transition to a new career or if this sparks your curiosity, check out our panel on transitioning out of UR.

1:25pm
to
1:30pm

Transition to Mainstage

Mainstage

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Meet us back on the mainstage for our afternoon Keynote and wrap up. 

1:30pm
to
1:45pm

Closing Remarks

Main Stage

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It has been an amazing 2 days packed with so many great insights and tangible resources to take back to your teams. Let's come together 1 more time to wrap up. 

1:45pm
to
2:30pm

Networking + Roundtables

CONFERENCES ARE BETTER WITH FRIENDS! GRAB A SNACK AND CONNECT WITH OTHER ATTENDEES, SPONSORS, AND PARTNERS!

URx Community Lounges