Here are just a few of the things that the schools and professional associations in our network are saying about our career service technology and industry events:
“Thank you so much for putting on such an amazing event. I have been in higher education for over 17 years and I have to say that this was the best conference that I have EVER been to and all my interactions with your staff were incredibly positive and helpful.”
“Since we’ve migrated we’ve seen a lot of improvement compared to the CSO System, especially within the OCR and Credit Card Processing modules. GradLeaders team members have been supportive, quick-to-respond, and overall great partners throughout the transition and beyond.”
Executive Director - Center for Career & Professional Development
"GradLeaders and their support team helped to make our upgrade to the new GradLeaders Career Center platform as smooth as possible. The data migration tool automatically moved everything over on the backend while we followed a step-by-step training process on how to use the intuitive system. Now that our RockyJobs Consortium job postings are flowing down to our students’ new job board, we are good to go!"
— Lisa Jane Laird
Manager, Career Services
“The GradLeaders system really stands apart from other vendors because the interface is completely branded to our university and you don’t sell third party data, keeping our students’ information secure.”
Employer Services Specialist, Fresno State
“The GradLeaders Career Center implementation process was one of the smoothest launches I have ever experienced.”
— Bev Porter
"Before GradLeaders, we had a very cumbersome paper-based process where students were required to manually scan and fax handwritten documents to their supervisors for approval. Additionally, there was no standardization of who would sign-off on approvals. It would often take months for a student to simply get registered for an internship. It was an added challenge to try and collect performance evaluations. With the Co-Op/Internship Module, we were able to centralize all internship-related activities. We quickly saw the huge benefits of this automated system where students didn’t have to track down advisors for paperwork and they could easily respond while on-the-go.
We’ve also been able to deepen our relationships with employers while improving our data collection processes. We can see how many internship positions are available at a given company to better support our students, then use reports to manage the entire evaluation process.”
— Rob DiCarlo
Associate Director for Internship Opportunities
“Our annual conference remains a focal point of our organization, but with the GradLeaders, we can facilitate more opportunities for our students year-round. The recent growth of our partnership with GradLeaders has created more ways than ever for employers to connect with LGBT MBAs before and after the conference. We look forward to the long-term benefits of these new recruitment avenues, and the added value for our job-seeking candidates."
“If you are using a paper format for your Learning Agreement Forms, you need to change to the GradLeaders Co-Op/Internship Module right away! This was by far one of the best decisions I made as an administrator in an Experiential Education Program. The support during the conversion was outstanding and they helped me to create my Internship Module to fit my needs here at SUNY Potsdam! Employers, faculty/staff and more importantly, students, have just raved about the Internship Module! What are you waiting for, get the Co-Op Internship Module today!”
— Toby J. White, MS.Ed
Director, Experiential Education, Center for Applied Learning
“The integration between the GradLeaders school & employer products has been a great benefit to us. Four of our students received offers from Apple, without participating in on-campus recruiting. In addition, our partnership with GradLeaders helped three of our students land interviews with McKinsey.”
“Since we’ve partnered with GradLeaders, we’ve seen an increase in the number of internships being placed through our career service office. Their global corporate partnerships have expanded our employer connections, and facilitated quality opportunities for our students.”
"I cannot say enough good about the dynamic ways in which GradLeaders has assisted in helping our team expand our capabilities and reach in our program. Truly a career one-stop-shop, this platform has allowed us to centralize all things career-related including (but certainly not limited to) advising, employer and recruiter recruiting, programming, resume books, and placement data collection. Through use of the data collection feature, we have been able to drive nearly all of student self-reporting into the system for both internship and full-time acceptances. The tool has been central in creating an environment of reporting with our students while allowing our team a sense of security knowing that our data collection method is in compliance with MBA CSEA standards.
The GradLeaders team has worked hard to help us build, customize, and expand this system to fit the dynamic and changing needs of our graduate business students. We consider the GradLeaders team to be a part of the Haslam College of Business Graduate Programs Career Management family and look forward to a continuing partnership."
— Adam O'Dell
MBA Career Management Student Development Manager
"With a mission to enhance diversity in business leadership positions, we knew that GradLeaders could help us achieve this goal by acting as an extension of our corporate relations team, and providing the technology to efficiently manage the recruitment process. Our candidates are now being promoted to a larger network of MBA employers, helping us to pursue our goals and reduce the under-representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in the ranks of management."
—Anthony J. Davis
Vice President of Development
"GradLeaders, through their MultiPost job board, has increased career opportunities for my students by 30%. This is the real value of our partnership."
“Connections was by far the best conference I’ve ever attended. It was a great opportunity to collaborate with peers and corporate recruiters alike, allowing me to gain a better perspective on the industry as a whole. While our partnership with GradLeaders was already underway, Connections convinced me to not delay another year before moving to the full GradLeaders Career Center platform. Their value has been demonstrated through their technology, their networking opportunities, and their customer service, and we’re excited to take full advantage of our partnership.”
“Our partnership with GradLeaders had an immediate impact on employment outcomes. Their corporate partner, Amazon, found and hired two of our students directly from their GradLeaders Recruiting platform!”
“Having access to this elite network of top hiring companies expands the reach of our school far beyond our on-campus recruiting partners. This has been invaluable to me and my team throughout my career.“
“The team at GradLeaders is the best, bar none! And their annual Connections conference is a great event for networking with other schools and employers in their network."
Director, MBA Career Connections
"Our long-standing relationship with GradLeaders has created a sense of trust in their ability to provide the high-quality service that our stakeholders require and that our team needs to efficiently support our alumni and students' career needs. Having one streamlined system through their GradLeaders Career Center platform takes our partnership benefits to the next level."
Associate Dean for Career Management
“We are beyond thrilled with the GradLeaders Career Center platform. GradLeaders has gone above and beyond throughout the entire process. We saw a 20% increase in efficiency overnight by moving to GradLeaders Career Center. It’s been the easiest product launch we’ve ever experienced. And our MBA job postings have already doubled!”
"The competition for global MBA talent has never been so intense. Our new partnership with GradLeaders will give employers access to the elite management talent at HEC Paris, as well as give our students access to the exclusive network of multinational corporations."
"The GradLeaders Connections conference is always loaded with tremendous content and invaluable networking opportunities."
Executive Director, Office of Career Management
“We saw an immediate increase in job opportunities– from existing and new corporations. The GradLeaders Career Center platform has been an exceptional investment: we have more jobs and more time to serve our customers - students and employers who seek Kelley talent.”
"As we continue to expand our service offerings to students and alumni, GradLeaders has continually met our needs and supported our growth through the GradLeaders Career Center platform.”
Assistant Dean and Managing Director
“We received a standing ovation from our students when we shared the news of consolidating three platforms to one and that our one and only choice was to return to GradLeaders.”
—Christopher J. Harrer
Interim Senior Director MBA Career & Academic Advising at USC Marshall School of Business
“Connections was one of the best conferences I have ever attended – the attention to every detail made me feel included and valued. We look forward to being an GradLeaders partner for many years to come.”
Sr. Associate Director Employer Relations
“Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, including the GradLeaders staff. I was a little apprehensive about coming by myself to this conference, however the team immediately put me at ease and I was not only able to network professionally, but I also made some new friends along the way!”
Career Development Coordinator, California State University, East Bay
“Thank you for a wonderful experience at the GradLeaders User Conference. I am bringing back tons of useful information that will help make our student and admin experience more enriched. You and the GradLeaders team did amazing work from the event coordination, to the workshops, to the hotel accommodations. I hope to be able to attend future conferences that you offer.”
Employer Services Specialist, Fresno State
“We decided to upgrade to GradLeaders after our students came to us requesting a more updated system for their job search. From the start of our migration, tasks were conveniently organized in a week-by-week schedule for us to follow. GradLeaders completed tasks quickly and we’ve received great customer service along the way. Students have since reported that they love the new interface and it’s easy for our career center team to use as well, so that’s a win for us. Additionally, our students can search jobs from employers they wouldn’t normally have access to, while recruiters love that they can conveniently post available jobs.”
Director of Career Services