Become an iScholars Partner Employer

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Better Prepared Students

iScholars students take practical professional development classes designed to develop soft and hard skills needed for the workplaces of today. 

  

Try Before
You Hire

Have teams of students execute consulting projects with your company before extending offers or make contingent offers on success in the program.

  

Virtual Career
Fairs

Interact with students to assess their communication skills via virtual career fairs that don't cost you an arm and a leg.

                                                                                                            

How does iScholars work? 

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Partners sign up to work with teams of 4 sophomores and juniors in the iScholars Mini-Capstone course. During the fall semester, partners submit work projects to the iScholars team and scope them appropriately based on the staff's experience. During the following spring semester, the interdisciplinary team of students meets with a point of contact from your organization on a weekly video conferencing call to discuss the progress they've made and illicit feedback. At the end of the semester the program brings students to the Virginia Tech Research Center in Alrington, VA for the iScholars Showcase where you'll be able to watch final presentations from all the teams and network with students over lunch. Mixed in will be virtual career fair where you can get to know iScholars students who aren't working directly on your projects as well. 

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What will this do for us?

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  • Develop a relationship with students early in their academic career to gain an edge on the competition
  • Complement your existing campus recruitment strategy and get access to 100+ student resumes from day 1 of the fall semester
  • Identify driven, high-quality students more efficiently
  • Get more for your campus recruiting budget with an extra virtual career fair to evaluate students
  • Test students' abilities and quality of work before hiring them for internships/full-time offers OR make offers to students well in advance.
  • Make offers contingent on adequate performance on your company's project
  • Students who work on projects for your company during the year and are hired become fully productive more quickly
  • Impress your colleagues with your innovative thinking and the quality of students you found by inviting them to the iScholars Showcase event in DC
  • Develop your employer brand with 100+ Virginia Tech students over time so you can compete with larger brands for talent
  • Take less time and resources to identify driven, high quality students and get their resumes right away
  • Execute discrete pieces of work with student teams
  • Test students' abilities and quality of work before hiring them for internships/full-time offers OR make offers to students well in advance
  • Make offers contingent on adequate performance on your company's project
  • Students who work on projects for your company during the year become fully productive more quickly
  • Entertain your colleges at the iScholars Showcase event in DC 
  • Get real work done by students at a low cost
  • Take less time and resources to identify driven, high quality students
  • Evaluate Virginia Tech students online with a virtual career fair. No travel or time cost for in-person events in Blacksburg
  • Test students' abilities and quality of work with your projects before hiring them for summer internships
  • Students who work on projects for your company during the year become fully productive more quickly when you hire them
  • Network with other businesses and entertain your employees at the iScholars Showcase event in DC

What does it cost?

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First Time Partners

All companies who want to experience the value of iScholars for the first time can do so at no cost for the first academic year! We're confident after you try it out you'll see why the program is so valuable and be ready to invest in its growth.  

Continuing Partners

For a small fee, continuing partners can select a partnership level that best suits their needs and level of involvement they wish to have. For more details on the partnership levels, schedule a meeting with the program coordinator, Bradley de Wet. 

Want to learn more?

Schedule a meeting with the Program Coordinator, Bradley de Wet.

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