Recruit Illini

Recruiter's Forum 2024The Recruiter’s Forum is meticulously crafted to empower recruiters with innovative strategies and solutions for enhanced student engagement. It serves as a nexus for employers to exchange insights, fostering a collaborative environment that elevates recruiting practices, especially at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Attendees will immerse themselves in a dynamic ecosystem, gaining access to optimized recruiting tools and building meaningful relationships across the University.

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Equity is an essential element for employers seeking to build diverse, inclusive, and high-performing teams. Upholding equitable practices involves granting equal opportunities to all, regardless of a candidate’s background, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. This not only cultivates fairness but also unlocks the potential of a more extensive talent pool, resulting in enhanced innovation and the introduction of fresh new perspectives.

8:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Jordari Rene, Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Professional Connections, The Career Center
Un Yeong Park, Associate Director, Professional Connections and Assessment, The Career Center; Chair, Career Services Community, UIUC

9:30 a.m. Welcome to UIUC: Campus Insights
-Learn about Illinois student enrollment, demographics, Illini Success, and employer engagement.
 Brian Neighbors,  Associate Director of Student Experience, School of Labor and Employer Relations

10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Panel: Equity Beyond Outcomes brought to you by the Office of Corporate Relations

10:20 a.m. Career Services Showcase
-Explore the array of employer resources by our career service partners from various colleges and campus units. Tables will be open until 10:40 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Let’s Be Real— Crafting Authentic Recruiting Practices and Insights
 Angel Foster, Director of System Human Resource Services, University of Illinois Systems 

Session 2: Hiring and Preparations for a Virtual Work Environment
 Kyle Carmack, HR Manager, M&A and International Strategy, Zillow 

Session 3: The Destigmatization of International Student Recruitment
Speaker TBA

11:40 a.m. Student-led Career Services Panel
-Gain valuable insights and perspectives on career services and employer engagement from Illinois students representing LAS, Grainger, iSchool, LER, ACES, and Gies.

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Session 4: Building a Culture the Drives Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Workforce
Jeanne Kramer, Director of the Autism Program/Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative, Family Resiliency Center at ACES 

Session 5: A.I. Ethics—Emerging Technology for Recruitment Needs
Dr. Haylee Min, Assistant Professor, School of Labor and Employment Relations
 

2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Katie Gaebel, Ph.D., Director of People and Culture, cfm Distributors Inc. 

3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Jordari Rene, Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Professional Connections, The Career Center

Registration information is available at 2024 Recruiter's Forum Registration. For more information, contact Jordari Rene at jrene2@illinois.edu.