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Kevin sits down for a virtual chat with our new Jacobs Talent Initiative Director, Emma Hareas

The University Talent Initiative partnered with San Diego’s universities to improve the local talent pipeline, including talent access to internships, research and collaborations, while building tools to help local companies find qualified workers.

Now, Irwin and Joan Jacobs are active supporters of the San Diego tech and engineering community and have graciously donated to a three year grant that will allow Tech San Diego’s newly renamed Jacobs Talent Initiative to assist local small-to-mid-sized tech companies to recruit, attract, and retain world-class talent.

Listen to find out what our new Jacobs Talent Director, Emma Hareas has in store for 2021.

Jacobs Talent Initiative – Tech San Diego

Tech San Diego Spotlight is a production of Tech San Diego Presents. The show has a rotation of hosts from Tech San Diego and covers topics that affect the local and broader tech community.
Executive Producer: Kevin Carroll
Producer: Sara Spiva

TSD Spotlight is edited by Andrew Sims of Hypable Impact

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Past Episodes

David Moates, CMTC

Association for Computing Machinery, UCSD Chapter, National Student Group

Cody Riddar, eSUB

Rajesh Gupta and Michael Zeller,

Scott Peters, California State Assembly

Kathy Pearson, HR Now Consulting

DS3: UCSD Data Student Society

HKN: Engineering Student Society