College Recruiting Bootcamp on AI at Google

Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine learning or machine intelligence, is in its infancy yet poised to fundamentally change how we work, are educated, and run our businesses. AI is already impacting how leading employers engage with students and recent graduates and then hire and manage them.

AI offers tremendous opportunities to those in talent acquisition and human resources as well as society as a whole, but also poses some threats.

Join your fellow university relations, talent acquisition, and other human resource leaders from corporate, non-profit, and government organizations on Monday, December 10th at Google 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 using AI to enhance your existing talent acquisition tactics and strategies.

Due to the generosity of our host, Google, we are able to bring this event -- our 16th College Recruiting Bootcamp -- to you at no charge. In addition, the first 80 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of presenter Alexandra Levit's new book,  Humanity Works, which will prepare you to lead organizations of the future by revealing what the 'robot takeover' will really look like, how talent and machines can work side by side, and how you can make organizational structures more agile and innovation focused.

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.


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

9:30am - 9:40am Welcome from Product Marketing Manager Whitney Selfridge of host Google and CEO Faith Rothberg of organizer College Recruiter.

9:40am - 10:00am Opening Keynote: How AI Can Better Our Education, Careers, and Businesses. 

Presenter: Tarquin Clark, Google Cloud's Director of Partnerships and Go To Market - Cloud Talent Solutions and Hire.

10:00am - 10:50am Panel discussion moderated by Tarquin Clark. Panelists:

  • Roopesh Nair -- President and Chief Executive Officer of Symphony Talent.

  • Jayne Kettles -- Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer for gr8 People.

  • Joe Essenfeld, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Jibe.

  • Justin Lumby, Vice President of Technology Strategy for TalentNet Inc.

10:50am - 11:10am Networking break.

11:10am - 11:30am Featured Presentation: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future.

Presenter: Alexandra Levit, author of Humanity Works, speaker, consultant, futurist, Chair of the DeVry University Career Advisory Board think tank, and expert in all things workplace.

11:30am - 12:20pm Panel discussion moderated by Alexandra Levit. Panelists:

  • Jennifer Sethre, CEO and Founder of Intry.

  • Wahab Owolabi, Recruiting Manager for Rubrik.

  • Jared Bazzell, Talent Acquisition Manager - Campus for CDW and member of the Recruiting Software Initiative Review Board for the HR Policy Association.

  • Doug Berg, founder of, Jobs2web, MyAlerts, and ZAPinfo.

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

1:20pm - 1:40pm Closing Keynote: AI, Algorithms, and Who Owns the Outcome.

Presenter: John Sumser, Principal Analyst for HRExaminer, an independent analyst firm covering HR technology and the intersection of people, tech, and work.

1:40pm - 2:20pm Panel discussion moderated by John Sumser. Panelists:

  • Jeff Dunn, member of College Recruiter's Panel of Experts and Campus Relations Manager for Intel.

  • Derek Zeller, Director of Recruiting Solutions and Channels for ENGAGE Talent and author for ERE Media.

  • Richard Rosenow, Workforce Planning Analyst for Facebook.

  • Heather Bussing, employment attorney for Law Offices of Heather Bussing

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any restrictions about who may attend? Yes. See above.

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 free? Absolutely, and thanks for that should be directed to our hosts at Google.

Hotel recommendations? Definitely. We arranged for a block of discounted rooms at the nearby Grand Hotel Sunnyvale. Room prices are $139 (add tax to all rates) for Friday, December 7th; $139 for Saturday, December 8th; $249 for Sunday, December 9th; and $279 for Monday, December 10th. 

  • Group code: 102768

  • Last day to book reservations: Fri 11/16/2018

  • Group Name: College Recruiter

  • Reservations email:

  • Reservations phone number: 408-720-1345

Sounds interesting and fun, but is there also a reception? Yes. Join us at the Grand Hotel Sunnyvale (see above) at the hotel's daily reception at 5pm on Sunday, December 9th for hot and cold appetizers, premium wines, craft beers, and more than just a few laughs.