TalentEgg Announces Partnership with CEO x 1 Day, Exclusive to Odgers Berndtson

TORONTO, ON, September 15, 2016 — Today, TalentEgg, an online career resource for students and recent graduates, announced its partnership with CEO x 1 Day, a nationwide program delivered by global executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson, which gives third and fourth-year students from universities and degree-granting college programs the opportunity to shadow the country’s top CEOs for a day.

Together, TalentEgg and CEO x 1 Day will innovate and expand on CEO x 1 Day’s existing recruitment process by opening up applications to TalentEgg’s national network of students, expanding the breadth of the competition and providing access to the best possible candidates.

TalentEgg’s robust relationship with Canada’s student community will support CEO x 1 Day’s efforts to uncover the country’s future leaders, in turn, matching top students with unparalleled career and leadership development opportunities at highly regarded organizations nationwide. Jacqueline Foley, Chief Marketing Officer at Odgers Berndtson Canada and executive in charge of CEO x 1 Day said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with TalentEgg to increase our outreach to this next generation of leaders and to be sharing some of the great insights that come from our participating CEOs and the students who shadow them.”

Using the TalentEgg online platform third and fourth-year university students from across the country can apply to be matched with an influential CEO at prominent organizations with head offices in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Following a rigorous four-step recruitment process carefully designed to gauge student leadership potential, nineteen finalists will be chosen.

The CEO x 1 Day experience not only provides opportunities for candidates to learn from the top CEOs in Canada, but also supports a strengthened understanding of the strategies and techniques used in the hiring process and prepares candidates for the most challenging recruitment experiences they may face in their future job search.

TalentEgg will follow the experience of the applicants to create engaging and educational materials so that more students can benefit from the extraordinary career development opportunities that CEO x 1 Day provides.  TalentEgg looks forward to providing an authentic voice of young people in the coverage of the CEO x 1 Day recruitment journey and welcomes the opportunity to share this insight with a wide audience of students and grads across Canada by telling the stories of prospective candidates, including when the final winners are announced and matched up with top executives for their CEO x 1 Day experience.

Of the company’s new partnership, TalentEgg President Mary Barroll said, “We are thrilled to be working with Odgers Berndtson, the firm that has championed this innovative Canada-wide CEO x 1 Day program for the last three years, alongside the official media partner, the influential news source, the Globe and Mail.  We believe it’s an exciting opportunity for our student users to compete for a unique, once in a lifetime career building experience.  We look forward to sharing the finalists’ inspiring CEO x 1 Day journeys on our TalentEgg Incubator, website and social media channels which will offer unparalleled skills training for students and grads across Canada as we create and publish free learning materials based on the challenging recruitment process.”

Also on board as official partners are McKinsey & Company, a globally recognized advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions, and Hogan Assessments, which helps businesses succeed through extensive personality assessments designed to predict career performance for businesses on a global scale.

Students may apply online at http://www.ceox1day.ca or http://www.talentegg.ca/ceox1day between September 29th and October 28th.

About TalentEgg

TalentEgg is Canada’s most popular job site and online career resource for students and recent graduates. Since its establishment in 2008, TalentEgg has helped millions of students and recent grads hatch their careers, and has worked with hundreds of Canadian employers to successfully attract top Gen Y talent to join their organizations.

While connecting students and recent graduates with meaningful, career-launching jobs from top employers in Canada, TalentEgg also provides thousands of free career resources created specifically with students and recent grads in mind, and supports an active and diverse community of people who are passionate about improving youth employment in Canada, including employers, career centres, educators, parents, and students and recent grads themselves.

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