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Why Employers Recruit at Illinois

Each year hundreds of employers come to the University of Illlinois campus to recruit. Learn more about why employers seek talent from the University of Illinois.

 

PepsiCo

Tim Brinkmann, Vice President, HR East Division PepsiCo - Frito Lay
Tim Brinkmann, Vice President, HR East Division PepsiCo - Frito Lay

PepsiCo is very appreciative of the partnership we have with the University of Illinois College of ACES to attract top talent to our organization. We have found the students to make an impact on the business the day they join our team. PepsiCo’s entry level management roles provide Illinois graduates with a full scope of responsibility whether they are leading a team of frontline sales or manufacturing employees or serving in a customer interfacing role in our food, beverages, or nutrition businesses. We are excited about expanding this relationship and providing future Illinois graduates with fantastic career opportunities!

Dupont Pioneer

Jennifer Struck, Talent Acquisition Recruiter & University Relations Lead at DuPont Pioneer
Jennifer Struck, Talent Acquisition Recruiter & University Relations Lead at DuPont Pioneer
We choose to recruit at the University of Illinois because of the consistent, top-talent students that are well-trained both technically and professionally. This education exposes the students to a variety of traditional and emerging technologies and processes that allows them to not only handle challenges but work in a variety of different areas in our business.

City Year

Eric Barbour, Regional Recruitment Manager, City Year
Eric Barbour, Regional Recruitment Manager, City Year

City Year seeks to hire young leaders with a passion for social equality and a desire to be a continual agent of change for our communities and our world. At the University of Illinois, we have found students who have excelled in the academic rigor, successfully collaborated with a diverse set of peers, and have been challenged to reflect upon multiple points of view, all of which develop strong candidates for our team at City Year.

CGB

Joanne Koopman, Human Resources Northern Region at Consolidated Grain and Barge Co

As an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, CGB seeks to hire the most talented individuals that showcase the desire and drive to not only succeed, but to make a difference within our organization. At the University of Illinois, we have found students that demonstrate leadership and showcase involvement within various clubs and community events, all while maintaining a strong academic record. We look forward to continuing to grow this partnership and provide both students and graduates with some of the most exciting opportunities within the industry.

USDA

Mark Schleusener, Illinois Sate Statistician

I enjoy recruiting at the University of Illinois because the students are well educated and very well prepared to discuss their job hunt and career aspirations. When I go to the ACES & Sciences Career Fair, I know I will meet some very talented and motivated young people. The students at Champaign represent the best of Illinois and I hope to recruit LOTS of them.

Farm Credit Illinois

University of Illinois ACES students have a national and global perspective and are consistently well prepared for career fairs and interviews. They understand the importance of being involved on campus, taking on leadership opportunities, and making a positive difference. ACES students exhibit a desire for continuous learning. The knowledge and skills they gain in and beyond the classroom are valuable attributes that transfer to the workplace.