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Campus recruiters head to PNC Park for networking event

Employment is a two-way street, and those seeking potential candidates for open positions can find the process just as frustrating as job seekers. Fortunately for one sector, the University of Pittsburgh has created an event designed to ensure students embarking on careers are connected with potential employers.

On June 23, Pitt's Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance, along with the Bank of New York Mellon, will host a Tech Recruiters Talk at PNC Park. As Pitt Employment Development Specialist Kristian McCloud explains, the networking event and happy hour was created as a forum for campus recruiters looking to attract technical majors to entry-level positions in a variety of fields.

"We have found that students with technical majors lean predominantly toward tech companies during their job search," says McCloud. "However, as we know, every company has the capacity to hire, as well as the need for talent with technical backgrounds."

To encourage engagement, guests are required to bring two to three ideas for recruiting tech, computer, and information science majors. They can then talk shop with talent acquisition specialists and recruiters from various companies, organizations, and firms, including UPMC, NetApp, Mylan, and the event sponsor, BNY Mellon. As McCloud points out, the summer event will hopefully prepare recruiters to best approach new students.

"Our goal is for recruiters to walk away with concrete and helpful campus recruiting strategies and for them to be able to implement them in the upcoming academic year," says McCloud.

The Tech Recruiters Talk will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will include light refreshments and drinks, as well as complimentary tickets to the night's baseball game. Those interested in attending must submit an RSVP form.  
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