TOPdesk US

October 04, 2016 14:40 ET

TOPdesk Continues Building Strong Partnership With the University of Central Florida and Students

Several Initiatives Between the Orlando-Based IT Service Management Software Company and the University Help Create Employment Opportunities and Training for Students While Allowing TOPdesk to Further Serve Its Community and Grow as an Organization

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - October 04, 2016) - TOPdesk US continues to build upon its strong relationship with Orlando's most well-known education facility, the University of Central Florida. TOPdesk's US leaders, Nancy Van Elsacker, president, and Pedro Soto, managing director, continue to engage with the university and its students -- many of whom have worked for the IT service management software company since it opened its US-based branch in January 2015.

During the week of September 20, 2016, Van Elsacker participated in the school's career readiness week in which she helped students perform mock interviews in an effort to prepare them for real job interviews. Following this up, on Sept. 28, 2016, the TOPdesk team also attended UCF's career expo. Van Elsacker, again, and TOPdesk US's lead technology consultant, Jeff Jacoby (who was actually hired by TOPdesk following a conversation with him at the same event last year) were in attendance, to speak with student job seekers.

Also on September 28, TOPdesk was part of the much anticipated coding boot camp demo day expo, the culmination of a six-month course sponsored by TOPdesk and in which Pedro Soto was a guest lecturer to help the students conduct sales pitches. Soto participated in the event, where he reviewed students' pitches and provided final bits of feedback and encouragement.

Finally and additionally, TOPdesk also recently became a black sponsor with UCF's KnightLink program, which will further help it connect to students who are seeking careers in IT and technology. By sponsoring UCF's KnightLink, TOPdesk will be more easily able to reach its recruitment goals and hire qualified students for any future open opportunities the company may have.

KnightLink is an interactive database that allows organizations to connect with UCF students and alumni; post a full spotlight of TOPdesk's services and offering and what it seeks in new employees; request on-campus interviews; register for career events; and review resumes.

TOPdesk also will be able to participate in internship, co-op and service learning opportunities. These experiences not only help UCF students define their future career goals, but also assist in developing the skills students will need upon graduation.

Through each and all of these efforts, TOPdesk is building a major presence on the campus, a significant reason the firm chose to open in Orlando in the first place. In so doing, the partnership between TOPdesk and UCF is helping lead to better results for both parties as businesses like TOPdesk that participate in a variety of activities to build name recognition because a campus presence typically attracts a larger candidate pool and tend to realize greater success in hiring candidates.

Since TOPdesk launched its US initiative, it has worked to develop a strong working relationship with the university, which just less than two years later is paying dividends.

About TOPdesk
TOPdesk develops, markets, implements and supports software that helps organizations efficiently manage the services they provide. Its mission is to create a user-friendly and affordable service management solution for every type of organization. Whether this concerns IT, facilities management, HR, service desk or service support, TOPdesk helps organizations support their employees, customers, consumers and citizens. Its software is for organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to large multinationals, and is available as a local installation or Software as a Service. Because of the modular structure of the application, a TOPdesk solution can be tailored to every organization's needs.

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