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University of Waterloo
With the "great resignation" taking place finding innovative and affordable talent can be a struggle. Learn how you can fund and leverage student talent in your organization. Developing talent acquisition strategies focused on engaging young talent can help organizations navigate a complex and uncertain world of work. Join the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative and Experiential Education team to gain insights into recruiting next gen talent and navigating campus co-op programs and funding opportunities like a pro.

This session will help businesses attract, engage and hire the next generation of talent. UWaterloo has Canada’s largest co-op program and is number one for employer-student connections.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • Nextgen talent values and motivators
  • How to write job descriptions to attract Gen Z talent
  • How to engage NextGen talent in the workplace
  • The core skill competencies of GenZ talent
  • How to access up to 70% in funding

Who should attend:
  • This session will help recruiters, supervisors, and HR professionals better understand the values and motivators of NextGen talent. Across all industries organizations are faced with talent shortages and through enhancing recruitment strategies to attract young talent organizations of all sizes can benefit. Recruiting young talent can build your talent pipeline to ensure that you have a diverse and sustainable workforce.

Meet your speakers

Emily Burgess

Emily Burgess is a Business Developer and Talent Specialist for the University of Waterloo's Co-operative and Experiential Education team. She specializes in helping small businesses & start-ups leverage student talent in their organization. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo with a specialization in Communications studies.

Peggy Eichinger

Peggy Eichinger is the Regional Manager, West for the University of Waterloo's Co-operative and Experiential Education team. She oversees the activities of our B. C. and Alberta-based Account Managers and Student Advisors. She also works with employers interested in recruiting from Waterloo for the first time. Peggy is a Professional Engineer and a graduate from the University of Waterloo.

Course Curriculum

    1. Webinar Recording

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 2 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content