Career Development Office Hosts First Annual Recruiters' Day
Last month, the Yale SOM Career Development Office visited the Big
Apple for its first-ever Recruiters’ Day at the Yale Club of
New York. Designed to strengthen Yale SOM’s relationships with firms by
sharing recruitment best practices and promoting our highly talented students,
the session attracted more than 60 recruiters and alumni from multiple
industries interested in recruiting the best and brightest from Yale SOM.
Dean Joel Podolny kicked off the day by reviewing and illustrating key components of Yale SOM’s innovative core curriculum. He also talked about the new online case format that provides a rich assortment of materials — video clips, news stories, original source documents, and other web-based resources — to create a truly complete and in-depth presentation of a contemporary business situation. After the Dean's talk, Yale SOM Director of Admissions, Bruce DelMonico, shared student demographics, highlighting the profile of the entering Class of 2009.
CDO Director, Allyson L. Moore, addressed the crowd with a quiz gauging the gap between the four generations working alongside one another in today’s workforce. Her presentation focused on gaining insight into the newest generation of emerging leaders — Millennials — and exploring how their expectations may differ from those of the prior three generational cohorts.
Kristin Irish, CDO deputy director, moderated a Best Practices Recruiting Panel featuring first- and second-year MBA students. The students shared corporate presentation tips, described the most and least successful on-campus recruiting events, and cited the factors which contribute to their overall decision-making process as they consider employment offers.
Recruiters learned even more about what makes these emerging leaders tick from Claudia Tattanelli, CEO of Universum USA, when she shared the 2007 Universum Survey results. The data outlined Yale SOM students’ industry interests, employer of choice characteristics, interest in rotational programs, and other preferences.
The day concluded with a Student Club Forum, which enabled 16 clubs — represented by 22 student club leaders — to recommend strategies for firms to leverage their recruitment efforts by partnering more closely with the clubs. Participating clubs included: Black Business Alliance, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Consulting, Energy, Finance, Health Care, Hispanic Advisory Council, Investment Management, Marketing, Media & Entertainment, Net Impact, Private Equity, Q+ Gay/Straight Alliance, Sales & Trading, Technology, and Women in Management.
Recruiters and alumni commented on the strong turnout, and were very excited about the new information and ideas discussed throughout the day. The Career Development Office team, too, was delighted with the outcome and is already designing an even stronger program for Recruiters’ Day 2008.
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