College Recruiting Bootcamp on D&I at EY

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Ernst & Young Corporate Offices

121 River Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Diversity and inclusion have long been goals of leading employers, but the motivations behind those goals have been mixed. For some employers, diversity and making their workforces more inclusive was just something that they felt was the moral thing to do. For other employers, it was legally compelled. Fortunately, more employers are discovering that the more diverse and inclusive their workforce, the more productive is that workforce.

Join your fellow university relations, talent acquisition, and other human resource leaders from corporate, non-profit, and government organizations on Thursday, December 12th at Ernst & Young's new offices across the Hudson River from Manhattan for a highly interactive, collegial, and informative day of learning. It is goal of the organizer, College Recruiter, that you'll leave with a roadmap for how you and your organization can not only survive, but also thrive by enhancing your existing diversity and inclusion talent acquisition tactics and strategies.

Due to the generosity of our host, Ernst and Young, we are able to bring this event -- our 17th College Recruiting Bootcamp -- to you at a far lower cost than comparable conferences. Tickets are just $85 plus Eventbrite's $4.57 handling fee, for a total of $89.57. Click the "Tickets" button this page to pay online by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. See the below FAQ section for more info on paying for tickets.

Welcome Reception, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7:30pm - ?? Living Room Bar and Lounge in the W Hoboken Hotel, 225 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 for informal get together, courtesy of College Recruiter.

8:30pm - ?? If the weather is nice, we'll join panelist Gerry Crispin for a guided walk four blocks from the W Hoboken Hotel to Castle Point on the campus of Stevens' Institute of Technology where you'll see where Henry Hudson moored his ship when he discovered...wait for it....the Hudson River, and the best view of New York City. Gerry will share a great (old) story about the brass cannon embedded there and a nice, short tour of the campus.

Conference Agenda, Thursday, December 12, 2019:

8:30am - 9:30am Registration and casual, continental, networking breakfast.

9:30am - 9:35am Welcome from Natasha Stough, Americas Director of Campus Recruiting for host Ernst & Young, and Faith Rothberg, Chief Executive Officer of organizer College Recruiter.

9:35am - 9:40am Why Should We Care About Diversity and Inclusion?

Presenter: Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of College Recruiter

9:40am - 10:00am Opening keynote: How EY built a better workforce through gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and generational diversity and inclusion

Presenter: Ken Bouyer, Americas Director for Inclusiveness Recruiting for Ernst & Young

10:00am - 10:50am Panel discussion

  • Dawn Carter, Director, Global University Recruiting for Uber;
  • Kimberly Jones, former talent acquisition leader for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, GE Aviation, Raytheon, Honda, and Nationwide and currently CEO of Kelton Legend;
  • Pam Baker, Member of College Recruiter's Content Expert Board and Founder and CEO for Journeous; and
  • Jo Weech, President & CEO of Exemplary Consultants.

10:50am - 11:10am Networking break

11:10am - 11:30am Featured presentation: How to recruit employees with Asperger's

Presenter: Penelope Trunk, Founder of Math.com, eCityDeals, Brazen, and Quistic and one of the world's most widely read career advice experts

11:30am - 12:20pm Panel discussion

  • Keca Ward, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for Phenom People;
  • Jon Kestenbaum, Executive Director of Talent Tech Labs;
  • Janine Truitt, Member of College Recruiter's content expert board and Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations; and
  • Lois Barth, Principal and Human Development Expert for Lois Barth Coaching & Consulting Services.

12:20pm - 1:20pm Catered lunch break

1:20pm - 1:40pm Closing keynote: Winning over the c-suite: How the CIA's talent actuation leaders use productivity data to win support for its D&I programs

Presenter: Roynda Hartsfield, former Chief of Hiring for the CIA's Directorate of Digital Innovations (DDI) and current Head of Talent Acquisition for Excel Technologies, LLC

1:40pm - 2:20pm Panel discussion

  • Gerry Crispin, Principal and Co-Founder for CareerXroads;
  • Ankit Somani, Co-Founder for AllyO;
  • Nijhier-Aleem Lattimer, Program Coordinator for Howard University Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center; and
  • Bruce Soltys, Head of Talent Sourcing for Travelers Insurance and Member of College Recruiter's Content Expert Board.

2:20pm - 2:30pm Wrap-up by College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I can't pay online with PayPal. What are my options? No need to log into a PayPal account to buy tickets. Their payment system allows you to log in if you already have an account, but also allows you to pay with any debit or credit card without having to log into an account. Need to pay off an invoice? Request one from Heather@CollegeRecruiter.com.

Are there any restrictions about who may attend? Yes. Attendees must be talent acquisition and other human resource professionals whose primary job duties include the recruitment or retention of students and recent graduates of one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities; employment advertising agencies who help their employer clients advertise their part-time, seasonal, internship, or entry-level employment opportunities; or students who are currently enrolled in a human resource program. In other words, third-party recruiters, career service office professionals, and vendors may not attend.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Yes, government-issued, photo ID is required by Google's security.

What are my parking options at the event? We encourage attendees to carpool or take public transportation when feasible. Attendees may park at no cost in any spot other than those marked as reserved.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. We will have a list of attendees and name badges at the registration desk.

Can I update my registration information? Absolutely. You may even transfer your registration at no cost, even to someone from another organization. Just log into your Eventbrite account and make the changes that you desire. The new attendee still must meet the restrictions for who may attend the event.

Are tickets really that cheap? Absolutely, and thanks for that should be directed to our hosts at Ernst & Young.

Hotel recommendations? Definitely. We negotiated a HUGE discount at the very highly rated, W Hoboken at 225 River St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, which is only a block from the Ernst & Young office and very conveniently located to a PATH Train stop, other public transportation, and Newark Airport. Rooms are limited, so reserve yours as soon as possible at https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1556556066577&key=GRP. The $299 rate is available for check-in as early as Saturday, December 7th and check-out as late as Monday, December 16th. Deadline for this rate is November 12th. Alternatively, many of those from out-of-town will stay at nearby Airbnb apartments, condos, and homes. Never stayed at an Airbnb? Save $40 by going to https://www.airbnb.com/c/stevenr537.

I can't get to the conference but would like to watch it. What are my options? Thanks to our friends at AllyO, the end-to-end AI for HR management solution, we will live stream the conference on our YouTube channel so you can watch it live, delayed, or even after it has concluded.

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