College Recruiting Bootcamp at LinkedIn Headquarters on May 5, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014 by

Linkedin's HeadquartersLinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, and, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, co-hosted their second annual college recruiting conference on Monday, May 5th at LinkedIn’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Are you passionate about attracting the next generation of talent to your organization? If so, you wouldn’t have wanted to miss this chance to mingle with and learn from 200 of your peers who felt EXACTLY the same way. This one-day event right in the heart of Silicon Valley brought together the best and brightest hiring managers, college relations professionals, and other human resource leaders for a day of fast-paced learning, networking, and brainstorming.


No Selling

As was the case for our 2013 College Recruiting Bootcamp, there was absolutely no selling of any kind during the opening keynote, morning presentations, and afternoon panel discussions. There was no exhibit hall and no sponsors. With the exception of the luncheon keynote by LinkedIn, all presenters and attendees were corporate or government recruiting and human resource professionals. No third party recruiters. No career service office professionals. No vendors. Just your peers.


TedX / Ted Talks Format

The College Recruiting Bootcamp featured today’s most innovative thought-leaders in college and university relations. Attendees enjoyed a fast-paced, interactive learning environment as we limited morning presentations to 20 minutes and afternoon panel discussions to 40 minutes. That lightning fast pace  forced presenters, panel moderators, and panelists to be razor focused on their topics.



  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Pick-up badges, network, and enjoy an informal continental breakfast.
  • 10:20am – 10:50am – Networking break.
  • 11:35am – 12:00pm – Networking break.
  • 12:00pm – 12:55pm – Luncheon Keynote: “What Do Students Really Want?” – Rob Humphrey, senior marketing manager, delivered the first half and  John Hill, higher education evangelist, delivered the second half of the presentation. Sponsored by LinkedIn.
  • 1:00pm – 1:40pm – Candidate Experience panel discussion – moderated by ADP’s Tamara Welch, university recruiting manager.
  • 1:40pm – 2:00pm – Networking break.
  • 2:00pm – 2:40pm – Innovative Internship Programs panel discussion – moderated by  Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud’s Theresa Koch, global college recruiting manager.
  • 2:40pm – 3:00pm – Networking break.
  • 3:00pm – 3:40pm – MacGyver Sourcing Techniques panel discussion – moderated by Concur Technologies’ Amybeth Quinn, senior technical recruiter.
  • 3:40pm – 4:00pm – Wrap-up by Rob Humphrey, LinkedIn’s senior marketing manager, and Faith Rothberg, College Recruiter’s chief executive officer.

Red Carpet Interviews of Attendees:

Throughout the day, employees of LinkedIn conducted red carpet interviews of some of the attendees to capture some of their thoughts about the event and the state of university relations in general:


Request PowerPoints and Videos of Presentations:

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