We believe that the current recruiting system does not work for employers, individuals,
universities, or society. Making a hiring decision based upon a transcript and maybe a
of work experience is not effective.
Neither is picking a career.
Like John Dewey and Francis Parker, we know that knowledge and ability go beyond what one memorizes in the classroom - teamwork, grit, and ambition cannot be understood from a resume or transcript. We also know that fit can only truly be understood once a company and an individual work together.
Parker Dewey is not a replacement for internships, an alternative to staffing firms, or a substitute for hiring new talent. Rather, Parker Dewey complements these efforts with its network of skilled talent who want to help address immediate resource needs while launching their careers.
And Parker Dewey LOVES if a project leads to a full-time professional opportunity. Unlike other organizations, we love it so much that we do not charge any fees if this occurs.
Parker Dewey is proud to support a number of great companies, colleges, and universities. We are equally as proud to work with an impressive group of highly talented career launchers.
If you are launching your career, Parker Dewey provides a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting projects, but you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, we can help. If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st century skills and the grit to succeed, Parker Dewey makes it easy. If you want to improve the effectiveness of your hiring efforts and lower the costs (and risks) associated with onboarding, no problem. If you just need some immediate help on projects because your team is overloaded and temps don’t have the right skills, we’ve got you covered.
Colleges and universities are under enormous pressure from students, faculty, alumni, employers, and even Congress. Some are even questioning the value of a post-secondary education. We don’t agree. And even though college is about so much more than just finding a job, we recognize its importance and know that we can help.
But our impact for colleges and universities goes well beyond supporting career services. When students see the application of classroom lessons on the projects, they have better academic outcomes. When alumni mentor students on these projects, they are more likely to engage with the school in other ways. When employers recognize the quality of the students and learn that their feedback is applied within the classroom, they are more likely to recruit on campus and support the school.
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