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Posted October 26, 2015 by

Women in Technology: An Interview of College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg by Ruoting Jia

Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter

Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter

Diversity means different things to different people. Most believe that adding diversity to an organization’s workforce is a positive goal while others continue to believe that diversity isn’t relevant to job performance or even detrimental. There are now many studies which show that the more diverse an organization, the more productive is its workforce.

Regardless of your beliefs, almost all would agree that diversity is typically centered around race. But one area of diversity which is gaining increasing attention is gender. The media has recently begun covering the problems that San Francisco Bay area technology companies are having both recruiting and retaining women and not just in their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) roles but also in sales, marketing, customer service, and other non-STEM roles. (more…)

Posted September 28, 2015 by

LGBTQ equality in STEM workforce

A recent press release discusses a new project with the Rowan University Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering in New Jersey partnering with other universities to advance LGBTQ equality in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Research shows that STEM students and professionals are not as comfortable on campus compared to students and professionals in other fields. The project also promotes a diverse workforce in STEM fields by encouraging LGBTQ equality through recruitment efforts.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. Dr. Stephanie Farrell, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University, provides insight into Rowan University’s project. (more…)

Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Hire and Retain Diverse, STEM, Recent College Graduates and Students — Part 2 of 3

The College Recruiting Bootcamp, hosted by Verizon and organized by College Recruiter took place on May 18th at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Moderator Andrea McEwen-Henderson, National Account Manager from College Recruiter, introduced the conference and led the discussion. Our discussion was broken up into three parts. This is the second of the three parts.

 

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Hire and Retain Diverse, STEM, Recent College Graduates and Students — Part 1 of 3

The College Recruiting Bootcamp, hosted by Verizon and organized by College Recruiter took place on May 18th at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Moderator Andrea McEwen-Henderson, National Account Manager from College Recruiter, introduced the conference and led the discussion.

Judith Rudge, Senior Manager from Verizon started off the discussion with a statement explaining the need for change. Judith said that it is important to learn the power of habits and be able to change them to incorporate a more diverse population in their organization. After a while, your habits turn into automatic functions. You see problems with the diversity of organizations that are unwilling to change the way they contact future employees. According to Judith, there are less women, African Americans, and Hispanics graduating with technical careers and so we have to change our habits in order to reach the next level of recruiting.

 

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Hire and Retain Diverse, STEM, Recent College Graduates and Students — Part 3 of 3

The College Recruiting Bootcamp, hosted by Verizon and organized by College Recruiter took place on May 18th at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Moderator Andrea McEwen-Henderson, National Account Manager from College Recruiter, introduced the conference and led the discussion. Our discussion was broken up into three parts. This is the second of the three parts.

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Posted June 17, 2015 by

Data Scientist, Social Media Manager, Civil Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst and Physical Therapist Among Most Promising Careers for Millennials

The Millennial generation – the largest generation in the workforce — has been tagged with negative workplace stereotypes that they’re narcissistic, obstinate and lacking initiative. Yet smart companies know that unless they start hiring these young employees soon, their future is bleak.

Steven-Rothberg-high-res-close-08-13-2013That realization shows in suddenly robust hiring of Millennials. “This is the strongest year of employment growth for this generation since 2007,” says Steven Rothberg, president and founder of College Recruiter.

“We’re getting close to where we’re seeing equilibrium,” Rothberg adds. “Where just about every college educated young adult that wants to be employed, can easily be employed.” (more…)

Posted April 21, 2015 by

College Recruiter supports girls in STEM

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.

Award recipients were selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. (more…)

Posted April 13, 2015 by

5 Ways Technology can Help you Do Well in Your College Science Classes

Woman on a laptop computer, working with a group of female university students of computer science, programming code

Woman on a laptop computer, working with a group of female university students of computer science, programming code. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This acronym is used by the U.S. Department of Education when developing policies that will increase U.S. global competitiveness in the field of technology development. It’s been said that science and technology are advancing at such a rapid rate that, as a college student, much of what you’re learning right now may be obsolete by the time you graduate. However, here are some ways that technology is helping students succeed in science classes today, as well as preparing them for the advances of the future. (more…)

Posted March 28, 2015 by

College Recruiting Bootcamp: How to Hire Diverse STEM Students and Grads

Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJIs your organization struggling with its efforts to recruit and retain diverse, college and university recent graduates and students for your science, technology, engineering, and math roles? Almost every organization struggles to recruit and retain these highly sought after STEM candidates yet many of these same organizations are seeing real success in a number of areas.

Join your fellow university relations, talent acquisition, and other human resource leaders from corporate, non-profit, and government organizations the afternoon of Monday, May 18th at the headquarters of Verizon for a highly interactive, collegial, and informative moderator-led discussion on the best practices for recruiting and retaining diverse STEM candidates from colleges and universities. (more…)

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Employers Plan to Hire 8.3% More College Grads Than Last Year

NACE logoA number of our employer clients have told me that they’re finding it harder to recruit well qualified recent graduates and students from one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities as well as graduate schools. I recently saw a study that explains why.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2015 report indicated that employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014. There was also substantial growth reported for non-USA positions, although not quite as substantial: non-USA hiring of recent grads and students was expected to increase by 3.2 percent. The overall reported increase was 7.5 percent. (more…)