Executive Advisory Board Gifts Fund First-Class Recruiting Suite
Before the Career Services’ Recruiting Suite in the Daniels College of Business opened at the start of the 2017-2018 school year, interviewing was a vastly different experience for both students and recruiters.
Career Services had to piece together space for interviews, and recruiters didn’t have a home base, making it difficult for them to find space to work between student interviews.
Recognizing that the College needed an interview and recruiting space reflective of the caliber of students who were interviewing and of the employers who were coming to campus to interview them, Daniels College Dean Brent Chrite shared with his Executive Advisory Board (EAB) that funding such a space was one of his top fiscal-year priorities.
The EAB generously and overwhelmingly responded to Dean Chrite’s call: 100 percent of the Board’s 33 members gave a gift to support the cause. Collectively, they donated close to $200,000, an amount that nearly covered the total cost of the project.
EAB co-chair and 1980 DU graduate Wade Loo said, “The EAB is committed to all aspects of improving our students’ chances of getting great jobs, and the recruiting suite is just one component of that. When we realized that there was a big need for this space, it was really a no-brainer. There was a lot of enthusiasm from the whole EAB; everyone said, ‘Let’s make this happen.’”
Thanks to the Board’s generosity, the recruiting and interviewing experience is now much improved. Students and recruiters enjoy six dedicated interview rooms that can accommodate in-person, phone and Skype interviews. The suite also has a spacious waiting and lounge area.
Dean Chrite said of the new space, “Support from the EAB in establishing the College’s new corporate recruiting suite reflects both the generosity of this critical stakeholder group and the possibilities that result from our shared commitment to co-creating vital experiences and opportunities for our students. We are enormously indebted to the EAB for its vision and leadership associated with this initiative. We remain inspired by the support and commitment of our benefactors from across the Front Range and around the world.”