Recruit Illini

Illinois Recruiters' Forum

April 7, 2021 
10:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central on Zoom

We invite you to join fellow recruiters and the Career Services Network at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the annual Illinois Recruiters’ Forum. 

What to Expect

  • Networking opportunities and best practice sharing with recruiters from a wide range of industries 
  • Informative breakout sessions covering detailed information about how to engage with Illinois students  
  • Q & A with University of Illinois students 



Tentative Schedule 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    Zoom Opens
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Welcome  

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.










Mary Scott, managing consultant at Scott Resource Group (SGR), takes us through some of the key findings of her fall 2020 research projects.

Hear student feedback:            

  • assessment of their virtual recruiting experiences this academic year
  • attitudes and expectations for digital internships
  • preferences for the future of early talent recruitment.

SRG’s findings combine quantitative data and students’ unaided commentary – Mary will tell us  what students tell her: No agenda, no filters. Prepare to be surprised!

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Break 
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Student panel answers your questions about their internship experiences, their expectations, and best practices for attracting talent.
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.   Breakout Sessions Round 1 (see below)
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.    Breakout Sessions Round 2
3:15 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.   Meet Career Services Offices and Selected Speakers


Breakout sessions (choose two)

  • Intersecting & Diverse Identities at UIUC
    On this panel, our diverse student population at UIUC is represented by professionals in the following areas: visible and non-visible disabilities, LGBTQ+, African American, Asian American, Native American, & Latina/o & student athletes to provide a better understanding of students intersecting identities. None of us are “just one thing” (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abIlity status). Synchrony Financial will join the panel to talk about how they create an inclusive / ally-based culture, the actions they put into motion in 2020, and how they have increased focus on diversity discussions in a transparent way. 

  • Recruiting for Soft Skills 
    In a technology driven world, the so-called "soft skills" have become more important than ever. Learn strategies for attracting students with strong communication and problem-solving abilities, who can function well in conditions of uncertainty and pivot in response to changing realities.

  • Recruiting through Experiential Learning at Illinois
    Experiential learning provides an opportunity for employers to build their brand, provide real-world experience for students, and assess student talent. Join this panel with representatives from programs across campus to learn about our programs and how you can get involved.

  • Recruiters Present! 
    Submit your proposal to share lessons learned or an interesting case study. If your proposal is accepted, you'll receive free admission to next year's in person Annual Recruiter's Forum. Proposals are due on March 15




  • Early Bird (prior to March 15): $30 per corporate attendee
  • Regular Registration (March 16 – April 6): $40 per corporate attendee


  • $0: free of charge per nonprofit attendee



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