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Egg-citing news: TalentEgg and CharityVillage

July 7, 2015

To the TalentEgg community:

I’m extremely egg-cited to announce that TalentEgg Inc. has been acquired by CharityVillage Ltd., the largest and most popular job board for Canada’s nonprofit sector.

My TalentEgg journey started in 2008 when I was a recent university graduate experiencing the school-to-work transition firsthand. TalentEgg started modestly with the not-so-modest goal of providing a first-of-its-kind solution in Canada: A centralized online career resource and job board specifically for students and recent grads, offering career launching opportunities with industry leading employers.

TalentEgg has grown in many ways since 2008, and we continue to lead our industry through hard work, passion, and constant innovation. TalentEgg now attracts over 4 million students and recent grads each year and, as a company, works with many of Canada’s top employers – Accenture, CNRL, Enterprise Holdings, IBM, Kraft, KPMG, Northern Health Authority, P&G, RBC, Suncor, TJX and many others – to help them attract, target, and recruit students and recent grads.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of hearing many success stories from the TalentEgg community: a recent grad finding unexpected success in his career, spurred by an email blast he received from TalentEgg, a previously lost student thanking us for giving her direction and hope, a client being celebrated internally for her company’s success in using TalentEgg to recruit top grads, and many more.

The best part about my journey with TalentEgg is knowing that there are millions of other stories out there; TalentEgg has played and continues to play a significant role in helping students, grads and employers reach their potential.

Over the past 7+ years, I’ve told my TalentEgg story countless times – in presentations, to the media, and in casual conversations. But in reality, TalentEgg has long stopped being about my story. In fact, the journey is just beginning, and it couldn’t be in better hands.

Taking it to the next level

For the next several months I will be on board ensuring a smooth transition. More importantly, Steph Morgan, who is well known to many of you, will continue to drive the company forward. TalentEgg may have been my baby, but Steph ushered it through its adolescence and into adulthood – the company simply would not be what it is today without her.

To simply say that I’m “egg-cited” to see what Steph and our fantastic team will do, bolstered by the CharityVillage team, would be an understatement. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished to-date, but the future is even brighter for students, grads, and employers.

Thank you.


TalentEgg’s latest event a big success

On Thursday, November 13th, TalentEgg hosted an open house and networking event at The Egg Carton.

The evening was a unique opportunity for campus recruiters to meet and connect with one another over a TalentEgg Scrambler (our new signature drink)!

More photos from the event are available on our Flickr page.

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TalentEgg announces the winners of 2014 National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards



TORONTO, ON, May 15, 2014 – Canadian employers were recognized in 8 unique categories of campus recruitment excellence at TalentEgg’s third annual employer conference in Toronto on May 14.

The TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards celebrates employer achievements in attracting and recruiting post-secondary students and recent graduates.

“Canadian employers invest a significant amount of time and energy to attract and recruit top students and grads,” said Lauren Friese, founder of TalentEgg Inc.

“The landscape is highly competitive and demands constant innovation.”

Employers submitted applications for the awards early in 2014. The winning campaigns were selected by a panel of more than 200 top students from across Canada during a two-week judging period in March.

Pictured: Guests of the #TEAwards during a break for discussion.

Members of TalentEgg’s elite student judging panel also provided qualitative feedback on employer recruitment activities: feedback that identifies some of the latest recruitment best practices for engaging with Gen Y.

Lauren shared the judges’ feedback and best practices with an audience of campus recruiters, human resources professionals and career services staff during an awards ceremony at the end of TalentEgg’s conference, held at 2nd Floor Events in downtown Toronto.

This presentation was accompanied by a companion guide to campus recruitment, containing the key points of information from the student feedback, which will be published in a digital format on (a resource hub and online community for campus recruitment professionals) in the near future.

“The employers who participate in the awards are at the forefront of recruiting and hiring in Canada,” said Lauren. “Whether its as a winner, a finalist or an entrant, these are parties who are actively committed to helping connect top talent with top-tier jobs.”

The 2014 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards winners are:

Best Campus Career Website
PwC (
Best Campus Recruitment Brochure
RSA Canada
Best Online Presence
Best Grad Program
Best Internship Program
Best Contribution to Student Career Development
Campus Recruiter of the Year
Nikki Simone – Manager, Campus Recruitment, RBC
Campus Recruiting Program of the Year

ABOUT TALENTEGG is Canada’s most popular job board and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates. Launched in 2008 by Queen’s University graduate Lauren Friese after her own experience transitioning from school to work, TalentEgg works with hundreds of employers and will be visited by more than 4 million students and recent graduates in 2014.

For more information about the Awards or TalentEgg, please contact:

Steph Morgan


Announcing the 2014 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards Finalists

Today, celebrates its 6th year as Canada’s leading job board and online career resource for students and grads.

It’s appropriate that on this day, we celebrate excellence in our industry by announcing the finalists of the TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards. These Awards recognize employers and individuals that have gone above and beyond to recruit the best and the brightest.

The finalists are listed below in alphabetical order: Congratulations!

Applications were reviewed and scored by qualified student judges from across the country, who were asked to provide qualitative feedback along with quantitative rankings.

Winners will be announced at the 2014 TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards & Conference. The event will also feature a variety of presentations from campus recruitment and Gen Y experts, sharing their insights and identifying the major trends and challenges of student and grad recruitment for the coming year.

Ready to learn about and celebrate this year’s leaders in campus recruitment? Don’t miss the 2014 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference.

Learn more and register today!


2014 TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards Finalists

Please note: Finalists are listed alphabetically.

Best Campus Career Website

Best Campus Recruitment Brochure

  • Bell
  • ConocoPhillips
  • RSA Canada

Best Online Presence

Best Grad Program

Best Internship/Co-op Program

Best Contribution to Student Career Development

Campus Recruiter of the Year

  • Corrine Bell – Campus Recruitment Lead – Devon Canada Corporation
  • James Davidson – Senior Manager – Campus Talent Acquisition – PwC
  • Melanie Ayer – Talent Acquisition Advisor – CPP Investment Board
  • Nikki Simone – Manager, Campus Recruitment – RBC

Campus Recruiting Program of the Year

Thank you to all of the employers who applied and student judges who participated in our Awards program this year.

TalentEgg’s new platform a youth employment revolution: Challenges helps students and grads showcase their skills to employers, gain experience, find jobs

Today, Canada’s leading job board and online career resource for students and recent grads,, has launched an innovative new platform to help Canadian youth gain the experience they need to find meaningful employment.

TalentEgg Challenges gives young people the opportunity to demonstrate and verify their skills – helping them prove to employers that they have what it takes to be a valuable employee.

Students and grads tackle relevant online Challenges presented in partnership with innovative brands, organizations and employers.

After completing a Challenge, participants receive a review of the skills and experiences gained, which can easily be added directly to their resume and LinkedIn profile. Top performers in each Challenge will also be eligible for a range of prizes, including employment opportunities, cash and career-related experiences.

Almost 75% of recent post-secondary graduates surveyed say that a lack of experience is a barrier to securing their first job, and with the national Canadian youth unemployment rate doubling that of the general population, it is clear that the job market poses unique challenges for this generation of students and grads.

By providing an opportunity to demonstrate their potential, TalentEgg Challenges gives students and grads the opportunity to overcome the often lamented catch-22: “It’s hard to get a job without experience, and it’s hard to get experience without a job.”

As a launch partner, Purolator is presenting the first Challenge – and offering a cash prize along with an internship opportunity for the best solutions. For innovative companies like Purolator, Challenges offers a unique opportunity to unlock the intellectual capital of Canadian youth, crowd-sourcing innovative ideas and solutions.

For other organizations, TalentEgg Challenges allows them to reach Generation Y in a relevant, meaningful and impactful way.

“Historically, acquiring meaningful work experience has been very difficult, especially for the 96% of students not enrolled in co-op programs,” said Lauren Friese, founder of

“With TalentEgg Challenges, students and grads – no matter where they’re located or what they’re studying – can use the platform to prove their skills and aptitude to employers and stand out in a challenging, competitive job market.”

See TalentEgg Challenges in action here!