Tech Transfer Central

Building a Strong, Diverse Talent Pipeline: A Key to Forging Long-Lasting Corporate Partnerships

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Price: $197

Industry needs your university’s help in building a future-ready workforce. Your ability to satisfy their talent needs can bring with it a steady stream of valuable partnerships and expansion of existing collaborations. But you’ve got to know how to grab the opportunities and effectively tailor your talent development programs.   

To help you attract more corporate partners by developing and expanding your industry-focused talent pipeline programs, we’re convening three industry engagement leaders from MIT, Johns Hopkins, and UW-Madison, who are ready to share their best practices and the key strategies behind successful talent development programs.

Access to diverse student talent has become a huge factor in attracting industry partnerships as the competition for the best and brightest from university campuses has become fierce. Corporations are in desperate need of employees with skills in the latest technologies who are prepared to contribute to their future growth plans in a rapidly changing landscape.

So how do you curate an attractive talent pipeline and effectively spread the word that your student population is a well-stocked, diverse talent pool that can meet industry’s needs? By actively listening to corporate talent needs and integrating talent development as a key component of holistic university-industry partnerships.

Join our esteemed panel of presenters – John Garnetti from UW-Madison, Todd Glickman from MIT, and Amy Braun, PhD, with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine — for this strategy-packed webinar:

Talent Pipeline

This practical session will focus on:

  • Developing experiential learning programs for talent pipeline creation
    • Identifying key populations
    • Cultural aspects to consider (academia, corporate)
  • Student engagement by companies beyond recruiting
    • Support for student organizations
    • Targeted scholarship programs
    • Teaching/lecture opportunities for company executives
    • Industry-informed curricula
  • Integrating Equity through DEI-Focused Collaboration
    • Collaborative DEI Programs and Initiatives
    • Corporate Support for DEI Scholarships and Fellowships
    • Internship and Mentorship Opportunities for Underrepresented Students
  • How large corporations work with MIT through its Industrial Liaison Program
  • Case studies from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Biomedical Careers Initiative
  • Insight into the inner workings of UW-Madison’s Office of Business Engagement
  • How the Handshake platform can be used as a vital tool in your corporate engagement projects

Use the on-demand video for future training and education

Meet your panel of presenters

John GarnettiJohn Garnetti
Managing Director
Office of Business Engagement
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John joined the Office of Business Engagement in April 2021 as Managing Director. John is responsible for driving holistic, mutually beneficial relationships with industry, while raising awareness of the breadth and depth of UW-Madison. Prior to joining the university, John held director-level positions in business development and marketing for the Foxconn Technology Group, SHARP Electronics and AVer Information, Inc. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese after living in East Asia for over 10 years, John possesses rich international business, complex problem solving and multi-cultural relationship building experience.

Amy BraunAmy Braun, PhD
Assistant Director, Experiential Learning
JHM Professional Development and Career Office
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Amy joined the PDCO in 2021 as the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning. After obtaining a PhD focused on European languages, world literatures, and international communications, she transitioned to leading internship development and educational research/outreach initiatives in diverse corporate and non-profit settings. She is now serving as the director of the Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI), where she develops and implements a wide range of experiential learning opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to managing employer relations for the PDCO. Her specialty is helping PhD students and postdocs translate their skills to roles outside of their traditional training – especially those transitioning into corporate, technology, or non-profit settings.

Todd S GlickmanTodd S Glickman
Senior Director of Corporate Relations
Industrial Liaison Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Todd Glickman joined MIT Corporate Relations and its Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) in January 2000. Prior, he was Assistant Executive Director of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the professional society for meteorologists. Mr. Glickman earned the Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Sciences from MIT, and the Executive M.B.A. from Suffolk University. He was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Relations in 2017.

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