125 hours, 2,000 t-shirts and 5,000 student interactions

By : Tony Burdett

January 29, 2019 01:00 PM

Fall 2018 was a busy season for our North American University Recruiting team


People are relational. They want to be remembered and known – and this is what we keep in mind during every University Recruitment event, whether it be on a college campus, an event at the NCR office or a lecture. For the past few years, we have been working to better interact with students – not just with the quantity of interactions, but the relatable and memorable interactions that show students the NCR brand is invested in their interests, careers and goals.


We have done this by improving engagement, developing better relationships and presenting relatable opportunities to the students. Gone are the days of going to a career fair, looking at resumes and leaving!

  • Engagement: NCR executives and managers work with us as Recruiting Champions to join the recruiting team during on- and off-campus events to give students the opportunity to meet someone in the business. This also provides our Recruiting Champions direct access to students they may be able to hire, putting faces to names they may see on applications later.
  • Relationships: In addition to improving engagement with students, we work on improving engagement with our university partners. We have been able to spend more time with the leaders of specific colleges, career service groups and hackathons, and these relationships provide us more understanding and insight to what students are looking for in a future career.
  • Opportunities: We try to clearly share with students what NCR has to offer through our internships or jobs in their specific field – whether it be a career as a software engineer, hardware engineer or business analyst, they will then be able to achieve certain goals they may have.


When we interact with students or our university partners, our goal is to connect with them for the long-term. We enjoyed meeting every single one of the 5,000 students across nine campuses during fall 2018 – and we look forward to continuing to build on these relationships! 




Tony Burdett

Tony Burdett

University Relations Recruiting Lead

Tony is responsible for leading NCR Corporation's University Relations Recruitment.