HireACane Academy

Student Panel at HireACane Academy
Audience engaged at HireACane Academy
Fireside chat at HireACane Academy

HireACane Academy, our annual two-day recruiter conference and retreat, will examine a variety of topics focusing on recruiting. Sessions will allow attendees to engage in meaningful conversations and learn from experienced recruiters and University of Miami faculty and staff. Students will also share their experiences with the recruiting process during interactive dialogue. Register at the early-bird rate today!

Thursday, May 16

Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions
8:30-9:00 am

Dr. William S. Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
8:45-9:00 am

Addressing the Needs of Historically Underrepresented Students 
9:00-10:30 am

Understanding Student Mental Health and Resiliency
Rene Monteagudo, Ph.D., Director, University of Miami Counseling Center
10:30-11:30 am

Lunch & Universum Talent Survey 2019 Presentation
Maria Paris, Associate Director, University Relations, Universum
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
1:00-4:00 pm

  • Recruiting Veterans & Persons with Disabilities, Thomas Griego, Specialist-Recruiting, Maximus & Rebecca Soto, Diversity and Inclusion Talent Acquisition, Maximus
  • Perfecting the Classroom Visit: Faculty Engagement, Marleen Hernandez, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Enterprise Holdings
  • The Intern Recruiting Process, Chip Turrisi, Lead, University Relations and Campus Recruiting, Royal Caribbean Cruises 
  • Tattoos, Piercings, and Dreads…Oh My!
    Christian Garcia, Associate Dean & Executive Director, Toppel Career Center
    Whitley Johnson, Senior Academic Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Academic Enhancement

Faculty Panel
4:00-5:00 pm

Evening Reception, Lennar Medical Center Rooftop
5:00-7:00pm

Friday, May 17

Breakfast & Student Focus Groups
8:30-10:00am

  • Gen Z: Working with the Students of Today  
  • Roundtable Discussions on The Student Experience in Recruiting

Case Studies on New Recruiting Strategies 
10:00am-12:00pm

Wrap-Up
12:00pm