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After surveying eight thousand recruiters, we found that 81 percent of firms will spend 2014 hiring diverse candidates. Is this on your To-Do list? If so, try utilizing social media for your talent search. More than half (54%) of recruiters now utilize Twitter for hiring purposes.

Still on the fence?

In a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal, Twitter was dubbed more racially diverse than Facebook and Pinterest. Forty percent of African American Internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 use Twitter on a regular basis and almost half (41%) of the entire Twitter community is Hispanic, Asian, and African American. Twitter has evolved into a powerful tool for companies looking to recruit various cultures and fresh talent.

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4OnCampus_bookMockAs the war for sourcing the brightest and best technical talent continues, employers have found that attending career fairs to handout boxes of swag doesn’t quite cut it anymore.  From hackathons to product demos, technical recruiting has been taken to the next level in 2014 and we’re here to help you identify the trends, like:

  • Which employers attended the most student-sponsored hackathons in 2013
  • What kind of on-campus events will help your company standout on campus
  • How companies like HootSuite and Amazon are using Campus Ambassador programs to promote their brand on campus
  • The key to hosting a successful tech talk

Before your team heads out on campus, check out our free Ebook to learn more!

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Watching The Internship Evolve Through Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brown_arrow_21 Posted by Nathan Parcells on
Nov. 15, 2013

Internships have come a long way since their birth in the 11th century. Interns may no longer participate in the back-breaking labor required of apprentices from centuries ago, but the internship has transformed into an increasingly valuable asset for providing students with the experience and skills for success in their chosen career field. Have you reaped the many benefits of an internship yet?

The highly positive professional experiences provided by internships has become necessary to getting hired in today’s competitive job market. In fact, 66 percent of employers think relevant work experience is the most important factor in their hiring decisions.

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Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 11.37.44 AMFeeling lost when it comes to creating an amazing internship program? Good news! There’s no need to pull over and ask a stranger for directions because InternMatch knows the way. Our quarterly report, that we turned into a aesthetically pleasing infographic, will serve as your guide to understanding exactly what it is that students want to get out of their internships. My personal favorites are as follows: (more…)


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This is the most important season for summer intern hiring. With the start of fall, the world of college recruiting has its sights set on Summer 2014. Companies and recruiters alike are out in droves at career fairs on campuses across the country promoting their brand, handing out schwag, and searching for their next crew of summer interns and new grad hires. Fast Fact: The average Fortune 1000 employer goes to 25 career fairs during the college recruiting season. Regardless of whether you’re a startup, small business, or mom ‘n pop shop, entering this pool sooner rather than later is important.

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3754953763_a4ede11652_oThis is a guest post by John Stacey III, vice president of Campus Operations at Course Hero.   Stacey joined the Course Hero team in 2010 and was integral in developing the company’s internship program, as well as the Knowledge Drive.

Course Hero is an online learning platform with one mission: to empower students and help them learn and succeed more effectively.  On our site, we do this by curating the best content we can find, from study notes to practice tests, developing easy-to-use educational tools, such as digital flashcards and building a catalogue of tutoring experts, both online and in-person, who are available to students 24/7. (more…)


7 Unusual Job Interview Questions to Ask

Brown_arrow_21 Posted by Jenny Xie on
Oct. 16, 2013

7 Unusual Job Interview Questions to Ask“Where do you see yourself in five years?” “Describe a situation in which you made a mistake, how you dealt with it, and what you learned.” As a human resources professional, you’ve heard the whole gamut of responses to your interview questions several times over—it may become difficult to differentiate amongst candidates, let alone hire the best intern or entry-level employee.

In the past, we’ve advised job seekers on the Top 40 Internship Interview Questions. Now to shake up the routine, we suggest that recruiters introduce a few curveball questions into their repertoire. Not only will this make for a more thought-provoking interview experience, but it’ll also create rich opportunities for deeper questioning. Here are a few suggestions: (more…)


The 2013 InternMatch Diversity Survey & Starbucks Giveaway

Brown_arrow_21 Posted by Bert Connelly on
Oct. 9, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 5.24.54 PMDiversity makes the world go ’round. And here at InternMatch, we want to get a more comprehensive picture of how your company values and encourages diversity!

We are giving away a $100 Starbucks gift card – for personal or office use – to a randomly selected person or office that takes our 2013 Diversity Survey. This could very legitimately be the best way to feed your caffeine fix and your mind simultaneously. We’ll be sending out the survey results soon and the coffee money even sooner. So whether you’re satisfied with your diversity promoting efforts or you want to improve, take this survey and let us satisfy both of those needs.

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This is a guest post from Gregory McGillivary and Robin Burroughs of the labor law firm of Woodley & McGillivary in Washington, D.C.

Although it is only October, the year 2013 may already be remembered as the year that ended unpaid internships.

While colleges and non-profits have sponsored unpaid internship programs for a long time, recently it seems as if unpaid internships are replacing entry-level jobs. There are many problems with this trend for both employers and potential interns. Over the past year, it has become clear that employers cannot ignore the potential legal cost of unpaid internship programs.  (more…)


The Summer Internship Report Is In

Brown_arrow_21 Posted by Nathan Parcells on
Oct. 1, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 10.22.01 AMWe crunched all the numbers, ran all the tests and finally the InternMatch Summer Internship Report is here. We did all that and what did we find? The face of the internship is changing.

Everyone knows that summer is the biggest season in the internship game, but not everyone knows the specifics. Here’s the Rundown:

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