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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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. 

Speakers

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

BRECKA FETZER

Program Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)