How will you meet your talent needs in 2023?

Discover new strategies, tactics, and best practices by learning IN PERSON and collaborating with peers at the Campus Recruiting Forum.

Discover the right tools and strategies for tomorrow Discover the right tools and strategies for tomorrow
Make connections and discover resources that will support your success Make connections and discover resources that will support your success
Exceed your recruitment goals and advance your career Exceed your recruitment goals and advance your career

Explore the topics that will drive your success in 2023

  • Balancing high touch engagement and virtual recruiting
  • Understanding the evolving preferences of today’s students
  • Attracting and recruiting diverse talent
  • “Partner schools” vs. “school agnostic” outreach“Partner schools” vs. “school agnostic” outreach
  • What’s working NOW to build your brand on campus

Your Action Plan

1. Register your team today at the best rates. 1. Register your team today at the best rates.
2. Learn, make connections, and discover new strategies and tactics. 2. Learn, make connections, and discover new strategies and tactics.
3. Hire the talent you need to succeed. 3. Hire the talent you need to succeed.

2 Days, 2 Programs: Choose Your Learning Plan

Day 1: The Fundamentals of Campus Recruiting

Earn your micro-credential with this exclusive program for campus recruitment and early talent professionals.

Regardless of your experience level, The Fundamentals of Campus Recruiting program is designed to give you the foundational knowledge to succeed in your work.

More than 350 professionals have graduated from this program over the past few years.

This is your opportunity to participate in the program live and in person!

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Day 2: Campus Recruiting Trends & Best Practices

This program features presentations by experienced campus recruiters, researchers, campus career professionals, and other experts.

A wide range of best practices will be discussed in highly interactive workshops that will facilitate a learning exchange among all participants.

Building on Day 1’s “fundamentals”, this day explores the most current topics that will impact your immediate success on campus.

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2022 Speakers

(Additional presenters will be added soon.)

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Dan Black

Global Leader, Talent Attraction & Acquisition,
Ernst & Young LLP

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Deborah Liverman

Executive Director, Career Advising & Professional Development,
MIT

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Graham Donald

Founder & President,
Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

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J. Seldric Blocker

Executive Director and Head of Undergrad Recruitment, Asset and Wealth Management Division, North America,
J.P. Morgan

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Joseph Du Pont

Associate Vice President, Career Services,
Boston College

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Kielley Lemkuil

University Relations Recruiter,
Zendesk

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Manny Contomanolis

Director, Office of Career Services,
Harvard University

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Mary Scott

Founder and Managing Consultant,
Scott Resource Group

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Maura Quinn

VP, University, DEI & Talent Acquisition Programs,
Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas,
ABB

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Nuzhat K. Alamgir

Principal TA Partner, University Recruiting,
Mercury Systems

Conference Program

(Additional Presentations TBA)

Day 1: The Fundamentals of Campus Recruiting

Weds, Dec 14

Registration & Breakfast

Time Icon8:30 - 9:00

Welcome & Introductions

Time Icon9:00 - 9:30
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Manny Contomanolis

Director, Office of Career Services, Harvard University

Manny Contomanolis, PhD has nearly 40 years of higher education experience currently serving as Director of Career Services at Harvard University and in prior senior leadership roles with Northeastern University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is active professionally as a speaker, author, and consultant. He is Past President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a member of the NACE Academy of Fellows, and recipient of the NACE Kauffman Award for outstanding contributions to the field. He is the co-editor and contributor to two books: Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field and Winning the War for College Talent and a frequent media contributor on hiring trends, the job search, and the future of higher education.

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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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The Campus Talent Ecosystem & Scorecard

Time Icon9:30 - 10:20
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon10:20 - 10:35

Creating Your Strategic Plan for Campus Recruitment

Time Icon10:35 - 11:05
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Building Your Business Case for Doing Campus Right

Time Icon11:05 - 11:25
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon11:25 - 11:40

Leveraging Internship, Co-op and Leadership Development Programs

Time Icon11:40 - 12:20
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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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Networking Lunch

Time Icon12:20 - 1:20

Employer Branding & Your Employee Value Proposition

Time Icon1:20 - 2:00
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Target Campus Selection

Time Icon2:00 - 2:20
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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon2:20 - 2:30

Building Awareness, Effective Relationships & Other Marketing Resources

Time Icon2:30 - 3:10
Nicole Furnia headshot

Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon3:10 - 3:20

Selecting and Developing Internal Allies & Supporters

Time Icon3:20 - 4:00
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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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Managing the Candidate Experience

Time Icon4:00 - 4:30
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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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Wrapping Up: Takeaways & Action Plans

Time Icon4:30 - 5:00
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Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Day 2: Campus Recruiting Trends & Best Practices

Thurs, Dec 15

Registration & Breakfast

Time Icon8:30 - 9:00

Welcome, Opening Remarks & Introductions

Time Icon9:00 - 9:30
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Is ‘Relationships versus Transactions’ the New ‘High Touch versus High Tech’?

Time Icon9:30 - 10:20

Consultant and researcher Mary Scott will take us through the evolution of early talent recruiting over the past [almost] three years – not to take a trip down Memory Lane,...

Consultant and researcher Mary Scott will take us through the evolution of early talent recruiting over the past [almost] three years – not to take a trip down Memory Lane, but to explain the why’s behind what has worked, what hasn’t – and where students would prefer we go from here specific to recruiting practices. And as a bonus, she’ll present some hot-off-the-press data to provide a glimpse into how students measure the impact of hybrid recruiting. Prepare to be surprised!

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Mary Scott

Founder and Managing Consultant, Scott Resource Group

Mary Scott is the Founder and Managing Consultant of Scott Resource Group [SRG], a recruitment consulting and research firm specializing in university relations and strategic recruitment issues. Drawing on extensive practitioner experience in the corporate, academic and research arenas, she provides consulting services to major corporations nationwide.

Prior to forming the firm, Mary served as Director, Corporate Staffing, at Aetna She has additional recruitment experience as Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of St. Joseph, her undergraduate alma mater, and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut [Go Huskies!!].

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon10:20 - 10:35

Differentiating Your Brand on Campus: Improving Engagement & Conveying Culture

Time Icon10:35 - 11:25

With so many organizations vying for the right talent on campus, it can be challenging to make authentic connections and help students understand what differentiates your...

With so many organizations vying for the right talent on campus, it can be challenging to make authentic connections and help students understand what differentiates your organization from others. With many employers offering similar value propositions, how do you stand out? How do you build trust so students can make their choice with confidence?

This highly experienced panel will bring diverse perspectives to the topic and offer ideas for building a campus strategy that supports better student engagement, meaningful interactions, and opportunities to stand out above the noise.

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Maura Quinn

VP, University, DEI & Talent Acquisition Programs, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Maura Quinn leads Early Career and DEI Talent Acquisition programs for Liberty Mutual Insurance. She has dedicated her career designing and implementing innovative and equitable recruiting initiatives and executing on best-in-class customer service to better attract, source, engage and hire talent from all backgrounds. She began this career journey with Liberty Mutual 20 years ago as a new college hire.

Maura is a graduate from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in human resources management and marketing. She is the 2016 recipient of the NACE/Direct Employer’s Catalyst Award. She currently serves on the Board of the College Industry Group, the Association of Campus Recruiting Executives and formerly the NACE Board of Directors.

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J. Seldric Blocker

Executive Director and Head of Undergrad Recruitment, Asset and Wealth Management Division, North America, J.P. Morgan

J. Seldric Blocker is currently the Executive Director and Head of Undergrad Recruitment for J.P. Morgan’s Asset and Wealth Management Division for North America. Blocker joined J.P. Morgan in January 2019.

Over the past 20 years, Blocker has served in a variety of campus recruiting roles at NBCUniversal, Bank of America, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Wachovia Corporation (acquired by Wells Fargo).

J. Seldric Blocker is currently the Board Vice President for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Board Advisor of the NACE HBCU and NACE STEM Affinity Groups.

Blocker holds a master’s degree in human resource management from Cornell University and earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University.

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Dan Black

Global Leader, Talent Attraction & Acquisition, Ernst & Young LLP

As Global Talent Attraction and Acquisition Leader, Dan is responsible for EY’s global recruiting strategy, including sourcing, attracting and hiring people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Dan leads a team of more than 1,200 recruiters around the world who are responsible for hiring talent at all levels, across all EY’s locations and lines of business. With more than 20 years of recruiting experience, he also regularly consults with EY clients on their global recruitment and employer brand strategies.

Before being named EY Global Talent Attraction and Acquisition Leader in 2017, Dan spent 18 years leading various EY recruiting functions in North and South America. Prior to his career in recruiting, he served as an auditor for financial services clients as a Certified Public Accountant. He also currently serves on the Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council, a group of senior leaders focused on advancing the firm’s efforts related to belonging, equitable sponsorship, and accountability in the context of leading culture change.

Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Fordham University. Dan regularly provides commentary for top media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, FORTUNE, Forbes, Fox Business and the New York Times, among others.

Dan is a former president and a longtime board member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading US organization focused on the employment of the college-educated.

Dan is also active within his local community, serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Archville Fire Department and as a coach, referee and active supporter of youth sports in his hometown of Sleepy Hollow.

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Nuzhat K. Alamgir

Principal TA Partner, University Recruiting, Mercury Systems

Nuzhat Alamgir leads University Relations and Early Career Talent Acquisition Programs at Mercury Systems. Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nuzhat came to the US for higher education and attended University of North Texas.

Over the last 17 years, she built and managed University Relations programs at high tech companies of different sizes. Nuzhat is extremely passionate about mentoring students and ensuring they have all of the job search skills necessary to launch their career. She has hosted hundreds of workshops and helped students with resume writing, interviewing and networking skills, and overall career advice. During free time Nuzhat loves to cook, attend yoga classes and spend time with her husband and their 3 children.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon11:25 - 11:40

Effective Student Engagement: The View from the Front Line

Time Icon11:40 - 12:30

Nobody sees more employers "in action" on campus than the professionals working in career services. The great, the good, and even the bad are on full display and provide an...

Nobody sees more employers "in action" on campus than the professionals working in career services. The great, the good, and even the bad are on full display and provide an excellent learning opportunity for other employers.

This panel of experienced career services professionals will share insights from what they've seen work for employers across all majors and industries – as well as the experiments that have fallen flat. At a time when change is constant, they'll share examples of what has proven the most effective to attract and engage students today.

We'll explore questions such as:

  • Compared to pre- and early pandemic times, what seems to have worked best for employers this past fall?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes you see employers make when recruiting students?
  • How can employers more effectively reach diverse students on your campus?
  • How do you see the relationship between career offices and employers evolving?
  • What are your expectations for the campus hiring market in the months to come?

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Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Manny Contomanolis

Director, Office of Career Services, Harvard University

Manny Contomanolis, PhD has nearly 40 years of higher education experience currently serving as Director of Career Services at Harvard University and in prior senior leadership roles with Northeastern University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is active professionally as a speaker, author, and consultant. He is Past President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a member of the NACE Academy of Fellows, and recipient of the NACE Kauffman Award for outstanding contributions to the field. He is the co-editor and contributor to two books: Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field and Winning the War for College Talent and a frequent media contributor on hiring trends, the job search, and the future of higher education.

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Joseph Du Pont

Associate Vice President, Career Services, Boston College

Joe is the Associate Vice President of Career Services at Boston College where he serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and oversees a comprehensive centralized career model, 9,500 undergraduates and 5,500 graduate students.

Prior to Boston College, Joe served as the Dean of Career Services at Brandeis University and worked on the national team of Teach For America where he was tasked with designing a nationwide career engagement strategy for its corps members and alumni. Prior to working in the education and nonprofit sectors, Joe practiced corporate law for several years.

Joe is the author of several articles and publications and has presented in many forums about organizational change, assessment and leadership within career services. Joe is an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Future of Career Services Leadership Task Force and previously served on its board. In 2016, Joe became the co-founder and co-chair of the Student Career Development Knowledge Committee of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Joe received his AB in history and religion from Duke University, his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, and his MA in Higher Education Administration from New York University.

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Deborah Liverman

Executive Director, Career Advising & Professional Development, MIT

Deborah is the Executive Director and sets the strategic direction for Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD), the Institute's hub to explore and prepare for jobs, internships, fellowships, and medical or graduate school. She oversees Career Services, Distinguished Fellowships, Prehealth Advising, and Professional Development, that provide opportunities centered on career development and success for students, postdoctoral scholars, and alumni. Through strategic collaborations, department engagement, and student input, Deborah and her team provide career and professional development exploration and success.

Dr. Liverman previously worked at MIT in many roles, including the Director of Career Services, Special Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Education on Strategic Initiatives, Associate Director of Career Services. Deborah received her B.A. from Davidson College, M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina, and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Her LinkedIN page details of her professional background and experiences.

Deborah presents at regional and national conferences on college students' career outcomes, working with students from diverse backgrounds, graduate students' careers, pay equity, and recruiting in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field. Deborah volunteers her service on regional and national associations, holds positions on service committees, and mentors early career professionals.

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Networking Lunch

Time Icon12:30 - 1:30

Roundtables: Addressing Campus Recruiters’ Biggest Challenges

Time Icon1:30 - 2:20
Graham Donald headshot

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon2:20 - 2:35

Building Intentional (& Virtual) Mentorships

Time Icon2:35 - 3:20

At Zendesk, we believe that building a healthy and robust early talent pipeline truly matters. In an increasingly virtual work environment, there is a strong desire to...

At Zendesk, we believe that building a healthy and robust early talent pipeline truly matters. In an increasingly virtual work environment, there is a strong desire to cultivate connections that we typically create working in-person. During our session, we will discuss how to build a strong mentor force utilizing employees and employee communities such as Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) creating leadership opportunities for employees, and both personal and professional development for our interns and students. Attendees will be provided with a step by step process to be able to create, monitor, and track a successful program.

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Kielley Lemkuil

University Relations Recruiter, Zendesk

Kielley has helped build a mentorship program from scratch for over 50 students globally. In her past career, Kielley also led professional development classes dedicated to improving student marketability, specifically in underrepresented talent groups. Overall, Kielley has over 6 years of career and professional development experience for students.

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Networking & Refreshment Break

Time Icon3:20 - 3:30

Succeeding with Diversity Recruitment on Campus

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With an increased focus on attracting diverse talent on campus, the competition among employers has intensified exponentially. With so many options for events, partnerships,...

With an increased focus on attracting diverse talent on campus, the competition among employers has intensified exponentially. With so many options for events, partnerships, and tactics, it can be challenging to find a strategic approach that achieves the results employers are seeking.

In this session, we'll tap into the collective experience and knowledge in the room through roundtable discussions and sharing among organizations of all types. By exchanging highlights across many conversations, everyone will come up with new information and ideas to be more successful on campus in 2023.

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Nicole Furnia

Director of University Relations, Early Talent & Employer Branding - US & Americas, ABB

Nicole Furnia joined ABB in June 2022 as Director of University Relations, Early Talent and Employer for the US and America’s. In this role Nicole has a team in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. She has responsibility over how ABB goes to campus, selection of Tier 1 universities, D&I activities and goals, programming for all early talent related hires and employer branding for early talent and professional hires.

Prior to joining ABB, Nicole spent the last 11 years in early talent and campus recruiting, with companies like KeyBank, Eaton and Arrive Logistics. Nicole is passionate about university recruiting and early talent. She enjoys the competitive nature of this space and how the changes always keep one on their toes to be creative and think outside the box.

Nicole lives in Cleveland, with her wife, Erin, son, Anthony, daughter, Celia and sheepadoodle, Dottie! She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and hiking in her free time.

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Closing Remarks & Discussion

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Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is one of North America’s leading experts on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc. in 2003 to focus on improving students’ school-to-work transition by advising and training both the employers that hire students and the educators who support their career development on campus.

His clients have included KPMG, PwC, University of Toronto, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Rutgers University, Kraft, and many others.

He chairs several conferences annually including the Campus Recruiting Forums in cities across Canada and the USA; the Canadian Career Development Summit; and, the Strategic Enrolment Marketing & Management Forum. He also speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada.

Graham Donald is a firm believer in the value of a general arts education and makes use every day of the skills he developed pursuing a double-major in English and Literary Studies. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Testimonials

See what past attendees say about the Campus Recruiting Forum.

The Campus Recruiting Forum is a one of a kind highly specialized conference. Being specifically in the campus recruiting space I have not found another conference that yields as much return on investment as this one! The organizers provide a variety of presentation topics, facilitate meaningful discussions, and coordinate great networking.

Michelle Fox

Michelle Fox

Senior Campus Talent Acquisition Specialist & Team Lead, Langan Engineering

The Campus Recruiting Forum is a great resource especially for employers of any size who are looking to create a campus recruiting program or enhance their existing program. The opportunities to network with campus contacts and other employers is invaluable.

Melissa Rutledge

Melissa Rutledge

Talent Acquisition Director & Campus Recruiting Lead, Point B

"This was a great virtual conference. The speakers were experienced in their fields and their topics offered great insight for attendees."

Sharon Gallagher

Sharon Gallagher

Campus Recruiting and Talent Development Manager, All Risks, Ltd

"Great content packed into two days of programming! A lot of strong takeaways as we wrap up our intern program and plan for fall virtual recruitment!"

Katie Schwartz

Katie Schwartz

Manager of Campus Recruitment Program, Buro Happold

"Knowledgeable instructors and great group discussion. Excellent for both beginners and experienced recruiters alike."

Samantha Odizor

Samantha Odizor

Campus Recruiter, FTI Consulting

"As a repeat attendee, I am leaving with a whole new set of tools to continue to improve my strategy."

Stephanie Leuck

Stephanie Leuck

University Recruiting Manager, 84.51°

"This event was so valuable, the combination of fundamentals and employer experts provided a real world applications that we are looking to implement immediately. Opportunity to network was invaluable"

Vincent Gavigan

Vincent Gavigan

Manager of Emerging Professionals & University Relations, Fox Rehabilitation

"Fantastic conference! Edgy, relevant, strategic. The Campus Recruiting Forum provided tools and tactics that will change the way we recruit."

Ashley Ellerbeck

Ashley Ellerbeck

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Canfor

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Have Questions?

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Is the Campus Recruiting Forum right for me?

If you’re in a role that includes campus recruitment or early talent acquisition then yes, the Campus Recruiting Forum is ABSOLUTELY right for you! At the Forum you will discover new tools and strategies for tomorrow, tactics and best practices along with making connections and discovering resources that will support your success and help you to exceed your recruitment goals and advance your career!

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Who should attend Day 1?

Regardless of your experience level, The Fundamentals of Campus Recruiting program is designed to give campus recruitment and early talent professionals the foundational knowledge to succeed in your work. More than 350 professionals have graduated from this program over the past few years.

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Who should attend Day 2?

Anyone in campus recruitment or early talent who wants to explore the most current topics that will impact immediate success on campus should attend. Day 2 features presentations by experienced campus recruiters, researchers, campus career professionals, and other experts.

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What time does the Campus Recruiting Forum start each day?

The conference begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:00 PM each day.

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Where is the Forum taking place?

The Forum is taking place at Harvard University at the Gutman Conference Center within the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The formal address is: 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138. If you are joining the event from out of town, please see the list of nearby hotels suggested by our host sponsor here.

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When should I arrive?

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 AM each day, however, you’ll want to take travel time as well as traffic into account.

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What is included in my registration?

Continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks each day.

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Is this conference entirely in person, virtual or hybrid?

The conference is entirely in person. It has been 3 years since our last in person Forum so we’re excited to be able to offer the conference program in person this year. You can be confident knowing that the conference team is taking all public health measures very seriously and we will follow and request that our delegates follow guidelines at all times.

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Who can I contact if I have more questions?

You can contact Jennifer Powell, Director of Community Engagement at jennifer@brainstorm.ca with any questions or concerns you may have.

2022 Sponsors

If you're interested in sponsoring this year's Campus Recruiting Forum, please contact Jennifer Powell,
via jennifer@brainstorm.ca to learn about available opportunities.

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