The University Recruiting Conference

x = Tech Recruiting

May 2 - 3, 2017 | Lyft HQ

185 Berry Street

San Francisco, CA



URx brings together the community of passionate university recruiting professionals from both industry and higher education.
Join peers, industry veterans, and talent leaders to gain the inspiration, knowledge, and connections that are the fuel behind every successful university recruiting program.

This year, X = Tech Recruiting

Take advantage of an agenda curated with a particular focus on tech recruiting. We will touch on topics such as the rising cost of interns and new grads, how to create more visibility for liberal arts students, leveraging your UR program to increase diversity, and much more!



Attendees include university recruiting professionals from top universities, organizations and companies.


May 2, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Continental Breakfast & Registration

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Keynote - Nestling, building a powerful college internship brand at Nest

    Jose Cong, Former Head of Talent Nest

  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Panel - Diversity & Inclusion in UR Programs

    Alicia Harris, Beth Scheer, Stevon Cook

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Panel - The Student Perspective

    Engineering student leaders from Columbia, CMU, MIT, & Stanford

  • 1:30 pm - 2:05 pm
    Moving from schools-based to skills-based university recruiting

    Tey Scott, Linkedin

May 2, 2017 (Cont.)

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Technology & Product Demos

  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
    Beyond the Career Fair - Creating dynamic university recruiting events

    Josilin Torano, Brian Guerrero, Stephanie Marcellin

  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
    Key metrics in assessing your UR Program

    Heidi Newiger

  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    From Treks to Tech Talks, An immersive approach to university employer partnerships

    Danielle Epstein & Dale Stoker (Cal Poly SLO)

  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Leveling the playing field - Creating opportunities for liberal arts majors in tech

    Sarah Coke, SAP/Concur

  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    Keynote - An Evolving Relationship: Career Centers & Tech Employers

    Farouk Dey, Stanford University

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Networking Reception & Happy Hour

    Sponsored by WayUp

May 3, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Intern/New Grad Compensation

    Andrew Heywood

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Helping Engineers Demystify Interviews

    Kristen Dauler & Glen Robertson, Lyft

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Beyond the Ivies - The schools your competitors don't want you to know about!

    Jeff D'Andria, Stanford University

  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
    7 Secrets learned helping 3m students get hired

    Liz Wessel, WayUp

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
    Company/University Presentations

    Lineup includes Facebook, SAP/Concur, USC & Northwestern

  • 2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    Closing Remarks

Special Thanks to Our Venue Sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the conference about?

URx is a conference building a community of university recruiting professionals.

When and Where is URx?

URx is May 2-3, 2017 at Lyft HQ in San Francisco. Lyft is located at 185 Berry Street.

What the heck does "URx" stand for?

UR = University Recruiting and x is our theme for the conference. This year x = Tech Recruiting. We have a particular focus this year on best practices, challenges, and content relevant to technology companies.

How do I get to Lyft Headquarters?

Lyft HQ is conveniently located in the SoMa neighborhood in the city of San Francisco. Lyft is a short walk from the Caltrain Station and Light Rail at 4th & King Street. Parking is limited, so we advise against driving and suggest you take a Lyft 😉 .

What meals are provided?

Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all the coffee you can drink throughout the conference are included with your registration. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. We are happy to accommodate dietary requests.

Who should attend?

Unversity recruiters, University administrators (involved in employer relations, employer development, etc), Student Organization Leaders, and organizations that help promote or facillitate connections between students and employers.

Who organizes URx?

URx is organized by a group of university administrators and university recruiters with support from great partners, volunteers, and sponsors.

How Can I Speak at URx?

We are always happy to have passionate people get involved and share their expertise! If you are interested in speaking, you can find the speaker application here.

How Can I Become a Sponsor or Host a Trek?

We are excited to consider opportunities that will enhance the conference experience. For sponsorship, please fill out the sponsor interest form. If you are interested in hosting a trek on site at your company please fill out the trek interest form.

Will you be selling tickets at the door?

Unfortunately we won't. To achieve our goal of a true intimate conference experiecne we are limiting attendance to 250 people. We anticipate tickets will sell out. It is recommended that you buy your tickets early to guarantee your spot.

How Can I Volunteer at URx?

We are always happy to have passionate people get involved and share their talents. You can find the volunteer application here.

Do you offer refunds?

We offer full refunds for your ticket before March 1st. We will not be able to provide refunds after the 1st of March. You are always welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else, simply let us know and we will process the request.

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