Fox School students sign in at Spring Connection to have their Recpass
Paper resumes, a staple at career fairs, recently got an upgrade. In a first for the Philadelphia region, Temple University’s Fox School of Business used Recpass mobile technology to allow undergraduate and MBA students to submit their resumes to recruiters through personalized QR codes and a mobile application.
The Fox School’s Feb. 19 Spring Connection, which attracted more than 800 business students and 73 recruiters – ranging from Aetna to Zivtech – was the first university recruiting event in Philadelphia to use a secure mobile app from RECSOLU that allows candidates to transmit profile information and resumes to employers, who benefit by more efficient tracking and processing of candidates’ information.
The Fox School’s Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), which organizes Spring Connection, also receives analytics via the software on which recruiters are visited more or less often and by which majors, leading to increased efficiency in future events.
Each participating employer received an iPad Mini, equipped with Chicago-based RECSOLU’s technology, at no cost. This enabled recruiters to quickly and easily access students’ profile information and resumes, as well as allowing for easier communication and candidate management.
All students who attended the 2014 Spring Connection had the option of obtaining a personalized Recpass QR code on badges resembling credit cards. Students could have their badges printed by RECSOLU representatives on site in Temple’s Mitten Hall, where CSPD holds its annual fall and spring career fairs.
Sophomore accounting major Thomas Lukman displays his personalized
Recpass badge, which allowed him to digitally transmit profile
information and his resume to participating recruiters
Thomas Lukman, a sophomore accounting major, was seeking summer internships and had visited recruiters from Target, Walmart, Enterprise and others. Lukman said Recpass “was definitely more convenient for me.”
Recruiters “can access everything faster and easier,” he said. “They can reach more students in a short amount of time.”