University Recruiting Articles

  • Facebook’s Recipe for Hiring New Grads: A Case of Mutual “Likes”

    November 3, 2015

    The new school year is fully underway. And, amid all the excitement of new classes and reconnecting with friends, students are already thinking about internships and jobs next summer. As Facebook’s Head of People, I'm thinking about it too. We love experienced hires at Facebook, but we also see tremendous value in hiring new graduates for their fresh eyes and enthusiasm. In my nearly eight years at Facebook, we have heavily invested in our university hiring. In fact, we hire...

  • GPA Isn’t Everything: What to Look for When Hiring Recent College Graduates

    October 28, 2015

    Grade point average is slowly going out of style in the world of hiring. In fairness, despite popular belief, Google still uses them when hiring recent college graduates. But, they don’t use them at all when hiring anyone a few years removed from college. And, dozens of other companies have declared GPA an almost worthless statistic. Now, the question is: If you get 200 resumes for a single job opening – mostly from college graduates – and you don't focus on GPA...what do you...

  • 6 Tips for Recruiting Interns Who Will Strengthen Your Company

    September 28, 2015

    While the stereotypical intern may conjure up images of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson clowning around on the Google campus in the comedy The Internship, in reality a successful intern program can be a critical building block towards an organization’s success. If hired correctly, interns can help strengthen work culture, staff, and save time on new hires, says Ross Blankenship, who learned firsthand how to hire interns after founding two startups right after college. He went on to...

  • A Look at Absolut Vodka’s Fascinating College Recruitment Program

    September 14, 2015

    You can recruit college students in a variety of ways. You can go the traditional route via college career fairs. You can have a compelling Instagram page...

  • What Recent College Graduates Are Looking For in Their First Job

    July 13, 2015

    If you want to attract recent college graduates to your company, new data shows the secret is selling them not so much on the job itself, but where that...

  • Colleges Aren't Preparing Students for the Workforce: What This Means for...

    July 1, 2015

    A college degree has traditionally been a strong indicator that a candidate will succeed in an entry-level job. Unfortunately, colleges in the U.S. are...