How Staffing Companies Can Work With Universities to Recruit 2023 College Graduates



Every year, scores of new college graduates hit the streets eager to start meaningful work and find their career niche—but, too often, they are unprepared to begin a job search and don’t know how to navigate the hiring process. At the same time, many staffing companies are in a battle for skilled talent and need to identify untapped candidate pools to provide workers to their clients.

If staffing professionals and universities knew how to partner with one another, they could more effectively expose graduates to job opportunities.In this webinar, Kim Henderson of Cobalt Compass, Marcus Ashe of Deloitte, and Jeremy Harenza of Sypris Electronics share lessons learned about the college recruitment process and outline a system for helping staffing providers team up with colleges and universities, introducing new graduates to client opportunities, and teaching talent to navigate staffing firms’ recruitment systems.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • Tips for partnering with universities to engage upcoming graduates
  • How to team up with universities to recruit new graduates and expose them to job opportunities
  • How to improve cooperation with universities by participating in advisory boards and panels
  • Ways to engage with diverse student populations and recent graduates from historically Black colleges and universities


Kim HendersonKim Henderson

Managing Director, Cobalt Compass Solutions

Henderson leads Cobalt Compass Solutions, which provides training and consulting services for the staffing industry. The training programs encompass sales, recruitment, and leadership and teach the full life cycle of business development, and the consulting services create scalable methodologies so companies can manage business units and teams for performance. Prior to joining Cobalt Compass, Henderson had 28 years in the staffing industry and served as a member of executive leadership for a global and a national recruitment company. She has a master of business administration degree as well as Project Management Professional and Six Sigma certifications.


Marcus AsheMarcus Ashe

HBCU Recruitment Specialist, Deloitte

Ashe leads Deloitte’s GreenDot HBCU recruiting team for its audit and assurance business. He has more than seven years of experience bridging the gap of diversity, inclusion, and equity within the corporate-level structure, and he is accomplished in partnering with diversity groups and organizations, university resource groups, and HBCUs throughout the nation. He is skilled in managing teams, conducting student career workshops, and organizing career fairs. Additionally, he is certified in DEI in the Workplace from the University of South Florida and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Buffalo State University.


Jeremy HarenzaJeremy Harenza

Director of Strategic Operations and Engineering, Sypris Electronics

Harenza is the director of strategic operations and engineering at Sypris Electronics. He has more than 25 years of government contract experience with Sypris Electronics and Lockheed Martin in the fields of design/electrical engineering, program management, operations, quality, and continuous improvement. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, a master of business administration from the University of Miami, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Project Management Professional.

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