March Madness! Over Half of the 2017 NCAA Bracket Schools Partner with GradLeaders

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Did you know that 38 of the 68 schools in the 2017 NCAA March Madness Men’s Basketball Tournament partner with GradLeaders? In fact, more than 1,000 career centers from over 750 colleges, universities and professional associations around the globe partner with GradLeaders to maximize visibility of their students to leading employers.

Sick of filling your March Madness bracket out based on mascots, team uniform colors or dream destinations?  Try filling it out only using GradLeaders school partners. Here’s what it would look like.

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Here are the 38 schools in this year’s bracket that partner with GradLeaders:

  1. Creighton University
  2. Duke University
  3. Iowa State University
  4. Kansas State University
  5. Kent State University
  6. Marquette University
  7. Middle Tennessee State University
  8. Mount Saint Mary College
  9. New Mexico State University
  10. Northern Kentucky University
  11. Northwestern University
  12. Oklahoma State University
  13. Providence College
  14. Purdue University
  15. Rhode Island College
  16. Southern Methodist University
  17. Texas Southern University
  18. University of Arizona
  19. University of Arkansas
  20. University of California, Davis
  21. University of Cincinnati
  22. University of Dayton
  23. University of Florida
  24. University of Maryland
  25. University of Michigan
  26. University of Minnesota
  27. University of Nevada
  28. University of New Orleans
  29. University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  30. University of North Dakota
  31. University of Notre Dame
  32. University of Oregon
  33. University of Vermont
  34. University of Virginia
  35. University of Wisconsin
  36. Vanderbilt University
  37. Virginia Commonwealth University
  38. Virginia Tech

Not only do these schools utilize our career service technology to power student and employer connections, but all 100 of the world’s top 100 employers and more than 180,000 companies also use our campus recruitment tools as their #1 source of student talent.

Check out our March Madness themed breakdown of candidates in our vast network, which to date, boasts 718,030 current undergraduate students as well as 29,823 current MBA and graduate students. Of the job-seeking students in our database today:

  •  59,805 have March in their resume and 199 actually have the word Madness in their resume
  • 11,850 have a geographic career preference of New York, California, Missouri, Tennessee and Arizona (locations of the Sweet 16, Elite 8 Regional Games and Final Four Championship)
  • 3,115 have NCAA listed in their resume
  • 1,319 have previous work experience at Siemens (the name and corporate sponsor of the trophy given to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship winning team each year)
  • 1,158 have basketball listed as an extracurricular activity in their profile and 264 of them were the Team Captain
  • 546 have previous full-time or internship work experience at TNT. 486 at CBS. And 36 at TBS.
  • 12 have the last name Wooden (renowned UCLA basketball coach and name of the award given to “The Outstanding College Basketball Player in the United States” each year)
  • 3 have the last name Naismith (inventor of basketball and trophy given to the “College Player of the Year”)

 Need an assist to place more students in their dream job? Want to improve your score on your next hire? Get the ball rolling with our easy-to-use recruitment tools for employers , employer connection tools and secondary resources for career centers, or complete career services management platform using GradLeaders.


Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. During his 10+ years at GradLeaders, the network has grown to have now helped over 600,000 employers and 26,500,000 students from more than 1,000 schools around the world. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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