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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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Kate Beckman

Executive Manager, Community & Insights, RippleMatch

Devonaire Ortiz

Recruiting Programs Manager, Cockroach Labs

Martin Rodriguez

Senior Director, Global Head of Early Career Talent, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Over the past year, COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our daily lives, including how we work. It’s also changed what students are looking for in their first jobs and internships. In this session, we shared new data and insights on what students graduating into this new environment value in the workplace, how COVID has shaped their perception of the work, and how top employers are building the recruitment and retention models of the future. 


  • Survey says young professionals
    • Want a high-touch candidate experience to help them learn that a company is the right fit for them
    • Want to work for a company that will support them personally and professionally 
    • Want to see that companies are walking the walk and producing real results from D&I initiatives.

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