Indeed College Tour: On the Road in Search of Indeed’s Next Hires

Jobby the job search penguinHi, I’m Jobby. You might know me from Indeed’s Antarctica site. A team of our engineers created Indeed’s Antarctica job search site and me as an April Fool’s Day prank in 2010. That little prank turned out to be useful to job seekers, so Indeed Antarctica and I got to stick around! In fact, I made an encore appearance this April 1, 2013, on Indeed’s search results page as a Clippy-inspired job search assistant.

In the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, I will hit the road with Indeed’s University Relations team and don my collegiate gear as we visit 11 colleges in the U.S. and Canada in search of top engineering talent for full-time and summer internship opportunities. During our university visits, we attend career fairs and hold on-campus interviews with computer science, engineering, and technical operations candidates.

“We have a high bar for hiring, so we go to the top programs to identify the top computer science and technical operations candidates,” says Jolynn Cunningham, Director of Talent at Indeed.

Want to know which schools I’m visiting in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014? See if you recognize me masquerading as your school’s mascot in our t-shirt design.

Indeed University Recruiting t-shirt

Now hiring:  Summer interns & new grads

University recruiting has been a priority at Indeed since its inception. In fact, one of Indeed’s first interns, Andrew Hudson, has been with Indeed for 8 years and is now our CTO. A key goal of our internship program is to get an intern’s code into production within their first week. This code often becomes a part of our systems and is used every day. Examples of past intern projects include:

  • Resume instant search
  • Job search country launches
  • Android file upload
  • Company Pages photo uploading, viewing, & data management

All of our teams at Indeed have recent college grads on them. Many of our key technologies and products were built by recent college grads and all of them are building great software to help people find jobs. Indeed’s college hires are paired with a mentor on their team who provides guidance on process and development during a new hire’s first few months.

From 24-hour hack-a-thons to ping pong tournaments to an end-of-summer boat party on Lake Travis, all Indeeders enjoy the fun, active culture of our Austin office. Our University Relations team puts together events to help interns and new hires quickly acclimate to the Austin, Texas, lifestyle. Past summer intern events include segway tours of downtown Austin, swimming at Barton Springs Pool, and horseback riding at a dude ranch.

How to apply

Check with your campus career services office to find out if Indeed will be at your career fair, and be sure to drop by the Indeed table, meet us, and pick up a t-shirt.

If Indeed is not visiting your campus, don’t worry. Indeed looks for talent everywhere, and all jobs for summer internship and full-time, new graduate positions are available here.

Connect with Indeed

Take a picture in your Indeed t-shirt and tweet it to @IndeedEng with #jobbytour

Or, check out our @IndeedEng Tech Talk series on our YouTube channel.