Tech & Analytics: Recruiting Trends 2020-2021

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December 2, 2020 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources


As you go into winter break and think about your job search for summer 2021 internships or post-graduate employment, I want to share some hiring projections for you to help you strategize, and hopefully, increase your optimism.  While the college recruiting scene is not remarkable during this challenging time of COVID-19, I don’t believe it is bad as we all projected.  At the same time, recruiters have also stated they believe it will take many years to fully recover, so you will want to be strategic in your job and internship search.  Phil Gardner, PhD, with the Collegiate Employment Research Institute surveyed employers to understand the recruiting trends of 2020-2021. 
First, 2408 employers were asked about their recruitment plans and here are their responses.

  • 27%  have set preliminary hiring goals for new college graduates for this year
  • 27% have established firm hiring targets for new college graduates for this year
  • 37% have not committed or confirmed hiring goals for this year but will actively connect with college students who seek full-time employment
  • 66% are working closely with colleges to identify potential talent

Out of the above employers, only 1036 could share projections. Here are some highlights.

  • Hiring projections for bachelor’s degrees are down 1% from fall 2019 projections.
  • Bachelor’s hiring is mixed with some sectors expecting to hire more including Accommodations, Business, Professional & Scientific Services, Government (this may change with upcoming budgets), Nonprofits, and Retail. Other sectors appear to be lowering the number they will be hiring, including Agricultural Production and Services, Construction, Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Manufacturing.
  • Companies with fewer than 99 employees, 500-1500 employees, and 25,000+ are poised to increase the hiring of bachelor’s degrees the most.
  • Only 10% ten percent of respondents indicated that they would not be recruiting any interns or co-ops this year with 27% delaying decisions until January and 49% planning to hire the same or increase the number of interns compared to last year. 

When reviewing our data at Cawley, we see that “on campus” interviewing remained the same this year from Fall 2019, employer information sessions dramatically increased, and job and internship postings slightly declined.  I don’t know about you, but I was expecting this to be a lot worse.  And yet, keep in mind, there is still a lot of uncertainty as many employers are still getting information about their budgets and setting hiring goals.  I encourage you all to expand your search to smaller, lesser-known companies, in more promising industries.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also shares careers with the most openings and fastest growth. Get a list of top companies hiring by top cities with LinkedIn’s economic graph.  Check out the top 500 companies hiring per Handshake sortable by Industry.  LinkedIn created a short report that shares the top 15 emerging jobs in 2020.  Spoiler alert: 14 of the 15 listed are tech-related!  AI and data science roles continue to proliferate across every industry and tech is taking over D.C.  
All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

Upcoming Events

Live Facebook PM Case Study Whiteboarding Session | TONIGHT | 6:30-7:30pm | RSVP (new window)
Join this live session to learn how to solve a real Facebook Product Manager case study question that assesses your product sense. Product sense has been a central theme of the Facebook Product Manager interview and you need to display your customer empathy skills while you’re whiteboarding a product. The webinar will be led by AIG PM and Product Gym mentor, Duru Kahyaoglu, where she will teach you how to solve a Product Manager case study question in an interview setting. There will be a Q&A session after whiteboarding, so please come prepared with questions.

General Assembly offers several free events coming up. For a full listing, click here (new window).

How They Got There:  BIPOC Entrepreneurs (new window) | TONIGHT | 6:30-8:00pm
So You Think You Want to Be a Data Scientist (new window) | Dec 3 | 5:30-7:00pm
So You Think You Want to be a UX Designer  (new window)| Dec 8 | 1:00-2:00pm

STEM: We Can Build It: Virtual Information Session | Dec 3 | 4:00-4:45pm | RSVP (new window)
This session will highlight how Success Academy teaches STEM in an innovative and groundbreaking way. Presenters will discuss the STEM curriculum and how teaching STEM at Success Academy prepares our scholars to be competitive when entering the science field.

Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Information Session | Dec 4 | 12:00-2:00pm | RSVP (new window)
Come learn about the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a research division of the Johns Hopkins University. APL solves complex engineering, research, and analytic problems to safeguard our nation’s security and pioneer emerging technologies. New Bachelors, Masters and PhDs in Electrical Engineering, ECE, Physics, Computer Engineering are welcome.

The Value of an MBA for STEM Majors | Dec 9 | 4:15pm-5:00pm | RSVP (new window)
Have you ever wondered what an MBA could do to help you accomplish your personal and professional goals? Join us to hear more about why an MBA degree can be of value to students from STEM majors.

Road Trips to the Real World | Jan 12-28 | RSVP (new window)
Road Trips to the Real World is an exclusive opportunity for college students to learn firsthand about a career field, network with top employers and their employees, and explore internship and job opportunities. Site visits take place virtually between January 12-28. Employers include SAP, FBI, Argo AI, and Uber Technologies Inc. Register by Dec 31.

Hoya Hacks 2021 | Jan 29-31 | RSVP (new window)
Georgetown University’s premiere hackathon and every year we host 300 students from across the nation for a 36 hour coding convention. Any and all skill levels are welcome!  Register before Jan 1 and receive a free box of swag.

Jobs & Internships

Data Analytics Intern (new window)
The FIVE Network | Apply by Dec 4

Program Analyst (new window)
Chainbridge Technologies | Apply by Dec 5

Sales Operations Intern (new window)
Appficiency US | Apply by Dec 6

Tech Consultant (new window)
Princeton Consultants | Apply by Dec 6

Product Management Intern (new window)
MaxOne | Apply by Dec 10

Customer Solutions Intern (new window)
Adobe Systems | Apply by Dec 11

Sales Operation Intern  (new window)
Salesforce | Apply by Dec 14

Data Analyst Intern (new window)
Knock app | Apply by Dec 15

.NET Application Developer (new window)
EAI Technologies | Apply by Dec 16

Software Developer (new window)
SAS | Apply by Dec 24
Information Security Summer Internship
Transamerica | Apply by Dec 26

Software Programmer (new window)
HCL Technologies Ltd. | Apply by Dec 28

Dev Technology Group | Apply by Dec 29
Summer Technical Intern
Technical Associate (Development Program) (new window)

Leadership Development Program (new window)
Citrix | Apply by Dec 31

Software Engineer Intern
Ocient | Apply by Dec 31

Machine Learning Intern (new window)
Turing Talent Limited | Apply by Dec 31

Data Analyst (new window)
Insurify | Apply by Dec 31

Market Research Analyst (new window)
Nailbiter, Inc. | Apply by Dec 31

Implementation Intern (new window)
Fast Enterprises, LLC | Apply by Jan 17

Technical Solutions Engineer (new window)
Epic | Apply by Jan 31
Deadline: December 4, 2020.
Generation Google Scholarship (new window) The program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualifications and students that identify with groups historically excluded from the technology industry, including Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Generation Google Scholarship: for women in gaming (new window) supports students pursuing gaming degrees to advance gender equality in gaming. The program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualifications and we strongly encourage women to apply. 

Google Lime Scholarship (new window) is open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities studying at an accredited university for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship (new window) is open to current undergraduate or graduate student veterans studying at an accredited university for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Article of the Week

5 Pain-Free Ways to Job Search during the Holidays without Turning into the Grinch

Source: The Muse

Just because winter break is approaching does not mean that all job search work must be abandoned until the new year!  Read on (new window) for five things you can do for your job search during the holidays that will place you in prime position come January when everyone is business as usual again.

Career Center Resources

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