Students

Student Judge applications are open now, click here to apply.

Why apply?

Gain experience

Almost every career path requires critical thinking and analysis, and your experience as part of the elite student panel judging the TalentEgg awards will provide you with hands-on experience in breaking down, analyzing, and deciding on some of the most sophisticated recruitment campaigns in the country.

Let your voice be heard

This is your chance to share your thoughts and opinions on the way that employers recruit top students like you. NEW this year, you may have the chance to sit on a panel of Top Students and Grads at our 2020 TalentEgg National Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference. This is an egg-cellent opportunity to get infront of top Canadian employers and make valuable connections for your future career!

Learn about top employers and career options

Your analysis will delve deep into the recruitment campaigns of many of Canada’s top employers and nonprofits, allowing you to learn about the organizations and the career opportunities available for students and new graduates.

Get noticed

Although your individual comments will remain anonymous, the list of students on the judging panel, including your name, program, (expected) graduation year, college or university, and email address, will be made available to all participating employers.

Become a Top Student Judge

After the judging process, we’ll be selecting 10 Top Student Judges who will be featured on our website, in our Annual Guide To Recruitment, and on our blog! How do you become a Top Student Judge? Give thorough, detailed and thoughtful feedback to top employers, submit your judging comments on time, and respond and communicate with the TalentEgg Awards team promptly.

Student Judging Process

Once selected as a Student Judge, you will be given a 2-week period to review employer, career centre and educational institution applications. You will read through each category, review the applicable submissions, comment on each individual submission and finally submit your vote on your top 3 choices (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) based on your review. Once the judging period has closed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for completing the entire judging process. At that time, TalentEgg will also select the Top 10 Student Judges who will be featured in our Annual Guide to Recruitment, as well as on our website, blog and social media!

 

Meet Last Year’s Top Student Judges

Sonia Sharma

School: University of Manitoba

Major: Human Resources

Recently completed courses for the CPHR designation

Location: Winnipeg

“Since I have participated multiple times at various student recruitment events as a student, I wanted to give back by helping organizations know what a student sees of value when they are going through recruitment. In a nutshell, who better to judge an organization’s outreach than someone who has been there as a student. As a student judge, I am given the opportunity to share my thoughts on organization strategies behind campus recruitment outreach.”

Sonia Sharma

Abhinav Singhvi

School: Schulich School of Business – York University

Major: Finance & Strategy

Graduating year: Apr 2020

Location: Toronto, Canada

I am new to Canada, and for me, the chance to assess employer applications means I can learn so much more about employers across Canada and their innovative ways of connecting with the candidates. One of the most challenging aspects was providing constructive feedback. The process was not about just judging, but involved a careful analysis of various ideas and giving feedback to every participating company.”

Abhinav Singhvi

Aakanksha Sharma

School: University of Waterloo

Major: Arts and Business, Political Science and Economics

Graduating year: 2019

Location: Currently, the UK!

I am currently a contributing writer to the TalentEgg Incubator, and was excited to hear about this opportunity! I thought it was quite a unique experience and empowering as well – I was able to be candid in my judgement. I think if employers genuinely care about workers and want their honesty and candidness, they should seek this avenue that TalentEgg provides.”

Aakanksha Sharma

Karen Corda

School: Centennial College

Major: Global Business Management

Graduating year: 2019

I’ve previously earned an HONS in Business Management Marketing and am an aspiring consumer marketer with a passion for strategy and campaign management. I decided to apply to become a Student Judge because I was extremely curious to know how companies strategize and execute their campus recruitments.”

Karen Corda

Yash

School: York University

Major: Computer Engineering

Graduating year: 2020

I applied to be a Student Judge to challenge myself to try something I wouldn’t normally do. The most memorable part of the experience was gaining an understanding of what happens behind the scenes for recruitment teams across the country. I got to see “the other side” of the recruitment process given that I’ve been recruited in the past, but never had to recruit anyone.”

Yash

Mallory Thompson

School: George Brown College

Major: Digital Media Marketing (PostGrad)

Graduating year: 2019

I’m a freelance photographer specializing in portraits and concert photography and I own an arts collective called 519 Creatives. As a TalentEgg Student Judge, I learned about each company through the perspective of hiring and recruitment. I was able to read about a lot of cool opportunities from companies I’d never heard about and potentially find an opportunity that I could apply for. I felt myself wanting to work for these companies after the judging process.”

Mallory Thompson

Shaalika Jagadishwaran

School: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops

Major: Marketing

Graduating year: 2019

I have a bachelor’s degree in commerce from India, but I am currently finishing up my post baccalaureate in marketing at Thompson Rivers University. As a TalentEgg Student Judge I felt the best awards applications were detailed, passionate and understood their target demographic. A lot of the times talent goes unnoticed by companies because students do not necessarily have the means of doing a co-op term or did not study specific courses. So I was looking for companies who went above and beyond to recognize talent despite these restrictions and made the effort to groom recruits to fit within the organization while still recognizing their individuality.”

Shaalika Jagadishwaran

Kaley Pepin

School: Laurentian University

Major: Psychology

Graduating year: 2020 

I am currently one of the Laurentian SOS Presidents, so I applied to be a Student Judge because of the close partnership we have with TalentEgg. I also applied to be a Judge because I enjoy sharing my opinion, especially on something that is going to directly impact my future. What better way to learn about future opportunities then to tell employers what I want? It is great to see companies so involved with the future of students.”

Kaley Pepin

Corbin McBride

School: McMaster University

Major: Arts & Science Program

Graduating year: 2022

I applied to be a Student Judge because I was intrigued by the chance to step into a more unfamiliar, corporate, working world and practice new soft skills to help companies and their students! As a Judge I got to see firsthand the effort that companies put into making student experiences better, and supporting them. It feels satisfying to know that my insights will be read and processed, hopefully being valuable towards any future progress that companies make for their future students.”

Corbin McBride