Sustaining Buy-In for Your Early Talent Programs

Trying to convince your CHRO or VP of Talent to continue supporting your early talent program, regardless of COVID or recession? Watch this URx Roundtable session to learn just that from experienced leaders – Richard Cho, Chief Recruiting Officer at Gem, and Emil Yeargin, VP of Talent at Gusto.

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Designing an Effective Keep Warm Strategy

Keeping in touch with your early-career candidates doesn’t have to be overwhelming: with the right technology and a focused strategy, you can ensure your candidates have the best possible experience with your organization.

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Supporting Your Recruiting Team Through Layoffs

Running a recruiting team or function is hard. It can be really challenging when your company is growing at a breakneck speed, but is even more so when hiring slows or even stops altogether and you find that your recruiting team doesn’t map to the new hiring plan.

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4 Keys to Successful Intern Conversions

Scholars co-founder Parker Pell recently sat down with Jennifer Newbill of Dell Technologies and Kathy Schaum of KPMG to speak about recent shifts seen in their intern-to-full time conversion rates. Here are 4 tips for impacting and improving your intern-FTE rate to ensure a top-tier candidate experience.

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5 strategies to Build a Pipeline of Diverse New Grad Talent

With university recruiting season upon us, many organizations are looking for better ways to build a pipeline of diverse technical talent. We’ve put together our top five tips for creating a process that allows you to expand your reach to more non-traditional candidates and reduce bias, without compromising time-to-hire or creating a bottleneck.

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Prioritizing Culture with Riley Ennis, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Freenome

In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Riley Ennis, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Freenome. Many founders speak to specific actions that enabled the growth of their companies in their respective industries. Some tips might apply in all sectors, while others are specific to certain industries. Here, Riley Ennis of Freenome shares actionable steps that have worked for him in healthcare.

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Diversity 102: The Next Step in the Conversation

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? Who are the best partners within and outside your organization? Learn about how best to leverage tools & platforms and what metrics to track.

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Building an Organic Culture with Jordan Fisher, Founder & CEO of Standard AI

In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Jordan Fisher, Founder and CEO of Standard AI. If you’re interested in getting team building tips from a successful founder, want a peek into being a founder in an unexplored niche, want to learn how to create an organic culture for your team, interested in knowing what it’s like to be a founder in an unfamiliar industry, want to build a cross-functional team and a team with the right atmosphere, tune in to this episode of The Gradience Podcast, a Podcast by Build Talent.

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Direct Reports on an Interview Panel

Asking direct reports to interview their potential new leader. We’ve seen a few flavors of this and generally disagree with the approach. While sometimes founders have no other choice, we’ll cover the pros and cons of this method and why we advise against it.

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Diversity 102 – The next step in conversation

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.  

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Apprenticeships – A Pathway for Non-Traditional Talent

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.

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Growing Early Talent Pool

From the 2022 URx Conference – Forward Together. A panel discussion digging into the challenges and opportunities of companies, higher education, and nonprofits working together to grow the pool of diverse talent.

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Landing a Career in UR

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.

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Spreading Your Wings: Transitioning Out of UR

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.

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Identifying Potential in Top Talent Early

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.

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Planning for the Future: How to Build Lasting Programs

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.

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

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.

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The Student’s Perspective

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. Kristen Austin
Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access, Rewriting the Code leading the conversation and answering your questions.

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Processing Bias One Stage At Time

From the OneReq Summit: DEI In Recruiting. A deep dive into mitigating bias at every stage of the of the recruiting process. Featuring Flo Thinh Chialtas, Talent Partner, DCVC | Yoni Lateiner, Head of Talent, NerdWallet.

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Building Inclusion into Recruiting Teams

From the OneReq Summit: DEI In Recruiting. A conversation on how leaders can model a companies DEI goals from within the recruiting team featuring Jose Cong, Head of Talent Humane & Katrina Jones Founder Advancing Equity + Inclusion moderated by Wahab Owolabi Founder of OneReq.

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Unconscious Bias: Starting with YOU the Recruiter

From the OneReq Summit: DEI In Recruiting. A conversation on confronting your own unconcious bias as a recruiter featuring Sean Page, Senior Recruiter Propel & Jose Guardado, Founder & Principle Build Talent moderated by Wahab Owolabi Founder of OneReq.

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5 Strategies for Running a Successful DE&I Recruiting Initiative

Asana’s apprenticeship program provides opportunities to technical candidates from nontraditional and underrepresented backgrounds. And, it works—AsanaUP has a success rate of 82% when it comes to converting apprentices to full-time software engineering roles. Read what advice they have to offer other talent leaders looking to run a successful DE&I recruiting initiative.

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Creating a Better Early Career Technical Recruiting Process

From the leaders track of the 2021 URx Leaders Summit. CodeSignal’s CEO Tigran Sloyan leads a conversation with three expert early career recruiters, Cindy Loggins, Nadia Abouzaid, as they discuss how you can create a process that meets today’s changing requirements, builds connections with potential applicants, and surfaces the candidates with the most promising skills–rather than “top tier school” credentials.

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Strategies and Roadblocks to Winning Over Next-Gen Talent

From the 2021 URx Leaders Summit Leaders Track. Kate Beckman, Exec. Manager of Community & Insights at RippleMatch leads a conversation with Elizabeth Diley, Campus Talent Acquisition Leader at General Mills, and Monique Aristy, Global Head of University Recruiting at Confluent for on how to attract and retain Gen Z talent.

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Building a World Class University Recruiting Team

From the 2021 URx Leaders Summit Leaders Track. Char Delapena leads a conversation on building a work class team. Featuring Grace Williams (Palo Alto Networks), Jenn Gustin (AppHarvest), Larrishia Stanley (Gilead Sciences), William Chichester (Peloton).

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Taking the Extra Step: Leveling Up Your Program

From the Program Managers & Leads Track of the 2021 URx Leaders Summit. A discussion on taking your University & Early Career Recruiting program to the next level featuring Alyssa Saviage (Adobe), Lindsay Hickok (Box), Jeanie Arciaga (Roblox), Nuray Molla (Tesla)

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In Conversation with HBCUs

A wide ranging conversation from the 2021 URx Leaders Summit on all things related to recruiting at HBCUs with Leonelle Thompson (Langston University), Melissa Knight (Howard University) and Lavonya Jones (Morehouse College). Moderated by OneReq Founder Wahab Owolabi.

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Extending the Hiring Bar

Corporations are holding themselves under a DEI microscope looking to diagnose issues and create change within their organizations. The attention typically starts with recruiting, where we need to rethink the way we approach hiring bars if we are to drive any meaningful change.

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Ideas and Tips for Closing Early Career Candidates

As we enter the peak of fall recruitment season, early career recruiters are pivoting from focusing on initial engagement to forming their strategy around hiring and retention. With internship and entry level hires, there are often several months between a candidate’s offer and their start date. There are also other circumstantial factors that affect early career hires, including inexperience with the hiring process, relocation needs, competing offers, and much more.

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OneReq Summit: DEI in Recruiting

OneReq Summit: DEI in Recruiting is an event series that brings together Talent leaders and recruiting teams to address the most common barriers to DEI. Through impact-oriented keynotes and panels, you’ll learn best practices for reaching beyond boundaries to develop your recruiting team’s DEI competencies.

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2021 URx Award Winners

The inaugural URx Awards to recognize outstanding members of the emerging talent community was launched at URx Conference 2021. Here are the amazing winners who were nominated and selected by their peers and the students they served.

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Building a Virtual Internship Program

Covid-19 created an unprecedented situation around the globe that forced many individuals to abruptly transition from a traditional office environment into a completely virtual and distributed system. Hear from the Splunk team on how they transitioned to hosting a fully virtual internship program.

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Recruiting The COVID-Era Young Professional

How Top Employers are Recruiting and Retaining – The Next Generation of Talent. Watch URx21 Sponsor, RippleMatch, lead an Interactive session on how the past year, COVID-19 has changed what students are looking for in their first jobs and internships.

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Virtual Fall OCRs…Again

Virtual info sessions, career fairs, workshops and interviews. Hear from Hubspot, KraftHeinz, Lyft and Robinhood on how they managed virtual OCRs in 2020 and what they have planned for fall 2021.

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Building Talent Pipelines for Women of Color

Did you know only 7% of organizations have targeted efforts that focus on gender and race? Forward thinking organizations have an opportunity to be intentional in building the diversity pipeline by focusing on the intersectional experience. In this engaging program, Chelsea C. Williams, Founder & CEO of College Code, will support talent practitioners in building the talent pipeline for women of color through conscious candidate attraction, sourcing & selection.

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Gen Z Talent and Remote Work – What Waterloo’s data is telling us

Join this session to hear the latest insights about how Gen Z has adapted to learning and working remotely during the pandemic. We will also share new data collected from students who worked for US organizations, highlighting trends related to recruitment, onboarding and overall student experience. Plus, hear directly from Waterloo co-op students about their remote work experiences.

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Fireside Chat with April Curley

In a live conversation at URx Conference 2021 we discussed;

📍 April’s experience as a POC university recruiting professional focused on diversity recruiting.

💡 April’s perspective on diversity & HBCU recruiting strategy.

🌟 Whats next for April!

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Navigating Clubhouse – Technical Recruiters Edition

What is the new hype of recruitment on Clubhouse (CH)? Jobseekers and recruiters describe CH as the never ending career fair. Since there are many new and untapped capabilities that employers can explore on CH, your recruitment team can be a pioneer on the audio-based beta app. By joining the workshop, you will learn from how recruiters are currently navigating CH and actionable takeaways on how you can recruit prospective candidates!

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Building a Diverse Workforce through Early Talent ID

Have you thought about building an early-ID program for freshman / sophomores but not sure where to start? Join the early talent team at IBM to hear how they successfully created a diversity focused early talent identification program, IBM Accelerate, from the ground-up. This session will focus on best practices when designing a new program, lessons learned and the importance of developing future talent early.

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Recruiting the Rainbow

URx Conference 2021: Sourcing diverse talent is a challenge. LGBTQ+ talent is no exception. In many cases it can be more difficult to find these candidates due to stigma, fear and a lack of resources. In this presentation we will cover the best approaches to locating and utilizing LGBTQ+ talent pools to pull from a diverse group with intersectionality across race, gender identity, veteran status, age and more.

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How to Innovate Campus Recruiting in the Brave New World

In this session, Tom Brunskill, CEO of Forage, will highlight the most innovative approaches to discovering early talent that Forage partners do very differently, so different that they were able to survive and thrive in 2020. Join this session to learn how you too can thwart disruption and ride the wave of transformation into the brave new world of early talent.

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Programmatic Engineer Hiring – Doing More with Less

Moving from a reactive recruiting model to proactive during COVID-19 and unprecedented times for entry level Engineer roles. How to take a programmatic approach to creating a diverse candidate flow for hard to hire roles and backfilling attrition prior to having vacancies on a very low budget.

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How Peloton Ensures Their Hiring Process is Fair

This session focuses on Peloton’s approach to DEI, and how they create a consistent hiring bar and establish a more inclusive candidate hiring process. We’ll discuss their top data points that help candidates build confidence in the company, why these data points are important, and examine fairness in assessments in more detail.

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Creating an Engaging and Scalable Virtual Candidate Experience

2020 was a year of trial by (dumpster) fire. At Duolingo, we were forced to rethink how we engage with candidates in this new fully remote world. In a year full of chaos, we were determined to make Duolingo a bright moment in our candidates’ 2020 journey So, what did we do to make this a reality? We’ll be sharing our insights on how to create a high-touch candidate experience from application to offer in a fully remote environment.

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URx Year 5 (Part 2)

Creating a New System for University and Early Career Recruiting. In part 1, I talked about the changing role of UR Leaders and teams and what that means for the current system as the early career recruiting industry continues to evolve. Now let’s focus on the system.

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URx Year 5

Blurred Lines between University Recruiting & Diversity Recruiting. The line between diversity recruiting and university recruiting in the tech industry is blurring. There is an increased focus on recruiting early career talent as a means to bring more diversity to the industry.

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2020 :: The Student Perspective

Keeping touch with the perspective of our candidates, in this case students is fundamental to making sound strategic & process decisions. Watch this session to stay in touch with the reality of those our decisions impact.

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Batch Week Technical Interviewing In University Recruiting

One of the many joys of University Recruiting season is a big uptick in interview volume. This can lead to burnout amongst the engineers conducting the interviews, and we know cranky engineers make for bad candidate experiences! Using a batch week process can be a solution to interview overload.

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Key Takeaways from our Benchmarking Report

As we head into the fall recruiting season, the URx Team decided to create a survey that would benchmark university recruiting programs, fall recruiting strategies, and intern & new grad compensation. Here’s some of the key takeaways from the data we collected in the survey.

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Update: Our efforts supporting underrepresented talent impacted by the pandemic

Students, specifically those from underrepresented backgrounds have been facing uncertainty around their career prospects due to the pandemic. When we saw this, we decided to take action, laying out a roadmap for helping them navigate the uncertainty and create opportunity for themselves. We’ve been heads down working to execute and honor that commitment. I’d like to take a moment to give an update.

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Affirm University – An Open Letter

This letter isn’t to provide advice on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to university recruiting – it’s to showcase some of Affirm’s initiatives during this crazy, but fulfilling, season!

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AMA With Brittni Lundie

We hosted our very first Slack AMA with Brittni Lundie! Brittni is a Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at Uber based in San Francisco where she manages diversity and inclusion programs on the university team.

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Lessons learned supporting Underdog Students

The Wonsulting team has been helping thousands of students through career obstacles, whether it’s attending non-target schools, being from underrepresented groups, or having non-traditional backgrounds through Resume Revisions, LinkedIn Strategies, Interview Prep, and Job Opportunities.

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Hiring The North

Thinking about hiring a Canadian, eh? Come to learn about the Canadian co-op landscape, how to navigate the campus process and how to build relationships with Universities

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Conducting Remote Interviews Successfully

Conducting Remote Interviews Successfully CAROLYNN CHOI, University Technical Recruiter, SquareINBAR GAM, University Recruiting Program Manager, DatabricksNURAY MOLLA, Sr. Recruiter, University Recruiting, TeslaPAUL BAUER, University Recruiter,

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Announcing URx Forward

Announcing URx Forward a live online event bringing together our community to be connected, inspired, and prepared for whatever the new realities of recruiting hold for us.

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Health & Safety at URx20

The health and safety of everyone involved with URx20 is our number one priority. We have decided to cancel URx20, we will be hosting URx Forward, a live online event instead.

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URx Year 4

We see a huge opportunity for more, deeper partnerships between companies and universities that support students at scale.

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That’s a Wrap! URxNYC

URx Meetups bring together recruiters and talent developers for engaging discussions and networking. We hosted our first New York City meetup around a panel discussion on; Overcoming

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URx19 Featured Speakers

The main stage at URx19 is anchoring an impressive programming lineup. We are excited to share the amazing sessions featuring leaders in the areas of early

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URx 2017 Recap

URx 2017 was hosted at Lyft and took place May 2-3, 2017, in San Francisco. We wanted to create an opportunity for the UR community to come together, if only once a year, to network and discuss all things recruiting. What was initially planned as a 30 – 50 person event grew to over 200 people coming from as far out as Ontario, Canada. The first year was only possible with the help of many members of our university recruiting community.

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