Develops future leaders with Team Acceleration Technology

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Digital Video Dispels the Myth of Resumes
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Prepares Students for Interactions with Fortune 500 Employers
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Empowers Students to Tell Their Story
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Better Assess Talent & Be More Productive at On Campus Events

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) helps students acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost; develops leaders of tomorrow and connects high-performing students with top their employment opportunities.

Changing the World, One Leader at a Time...

To date, TMCF has awarded more than $250 million in assistance to its students and member-schools. TMCF also serves as a voice for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and as a resource for nearly 300,000 students enrolled in the HBCU network of schools.

One of their missions is to identify and prepare students attending member-schools who have significant leadership potential. TMCF’s award-winning Leadership Institute is a national program intended to develop students’ leadership skills, create a community of scholars, provide companies

Access to a talented and diverse student population, and help students make lifelong connections that lead to careers. The program prepares carefully selected students from the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to compete in today’s very competitive global workforce. There’s also a recruitment fair where Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and graduate program representatives offer jobs, internships and continuing education opportunities.

Dispelling the Myth of the Resume

Scott Lilly, VP of Programs at TMCF and President of TMCF’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship division, knows how challenging it is to narrow down those selected for the Leadership Institute Program. “It’s a rigorous and time consuming process to select the candidates chosen for the Leadership Institute,” Lilly said. “We have about 1,500 applicants for 400 slots. Each member of our Talent Acquisition and Campus Relations team has eight to ten schools they are responsible for visiting. Our team is constantly on the road, visiting each and every member school, interviewing hundreds of students for the program and engaging with faculty in key disciplines. Over the past few years, we began to question the quality of our engagement with students due to the sheer volume and number of meetings we had to conduct.”

“We were also looking for a way to evolve our screening process to go beyond the typical resume review to help dispel the myth that the only way to get a job is with a paper resume.” - he added.

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Scott Lilly

Scott Lilly

VP of Programs at TMCF and President of TMCF’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“HireVue has given our team the ability to be more selective with their time on campus and ensure they’re meeting with students who have the greatest potential. They’ve already gained tremendous insight by watching them via video and seeing how they present themselves and how they communicate - something they couldn’t see when looking at an application or a resume. HireVue makes it easy for us to look beyond a 4.0 GPA and get to know the student and their story.”

“Candidates are presented with the same interview questions which offer a consistent process across all applicants. “It’s important that all of the candidates have the same experience and the consistency of the video interview helps us level the playing field for the applicants,” he said.

Lilly and his team also found that HireVue promoted a group consensus in the selection process.

We take a strategic approach to talent and HireVue allows us to be nimble and quick while being cutting edge and innovative. TMCF students have unique and compelling stories and we’re able to give them the avenue to tell it through HireVue with potentially life-changing results.

 

“HireVue has given our team the ability to be more selective with their time on campus and ensure they’re meeting with students who have the greatest potential. They’ve already gained tremendous insight by watching them via video and seeing how they present themselves and how they communicate - something they couldn’t see when looking at an application or a resume. HireVue makes it easy for us to look beyond a 4.0 GPA and get to know the student and their story.”

“Candidates are presented with the same interview questions which offer a consistent process across all applicants. “It’s important that all of the candidates have the same experience and the consistency of the video interview helps us level the playing field for the applicants,” he said.

With HireVue, Brady and his team can see how candidates respond to the vide questions with little preparation, quickly finding out how wide their musical range is. “We have candidates record their performances using HireVue and it’s been so beneficial for testing their abilities. We can ask a drummer for example, to play a particular song and we can see their abilities with no preparation. If they stopped the interview and then came back to complete it, we could easily tell that they weren’t prepared or didn’t have the skills we needed,” Brady explains.

Carnival's talent team also leverages HireVue to make live audition events seamless. "Before going onsite for live auditions, we invite all candidates to first complete an On Demand Interview ahead of time so we are introduced to them immediately through video and not a static application," explains Brady. 

Partners, Internal Teams and Candidates Embrace HireVue

“As we introduced HireVue into our selection process, the feedback we’ve received has been better than I expected. This indicates our target audience is adaptable and able to adjust to the new methods of interviewing that employers are using today,” Lilly explained. “One of our signature scholarship programs is with a top government agency. We have all of the applicants for that program take a HireVue interview. It’s been incredibly well received by that team and provides a mechanism for providing feedback. If they want to know why a student was or was not selected, we can point to the interview as a record. Our partners value our innovative approach to the selection process.”

SCOTT LILLY

VP of Programs at TMCF and President of TMCF’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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