With 18 percent unemployment among young people today, Randstad US, the third largest human resources services provider in North America, has created an industry awareness campaign and contest targeting students and professionals to make the next generation of the workforce aware of promising career opportunities in top industries with low unemployment rates, including IT, finance and accounting, engineering, pharma and life sciences and human resources. The goal of the program, called “Inspiring Experts,” is to encourage and inspire young people to explore professions in these industries where future job opportunities are expected to grow.
This is two contests in one – one for students and one for professionals.
Entries. You may submit a video in the Contest as many times as you wish; however, each entry must be different and be submitted separately and be in accordance with the terms and conditions stated herein. By entering, you acknowledge that Randstad has no obligation to use or post any entry you submit.
Entry Format and Size. Entries must be submitted to InspiringExperts.com in one of the following format(s) only: .avi, .mpeg, .wmv, or .mov. Suggested video length is 60 – 120 seconds. Videos in excess of 180 seconds or 3 GB will not be eligible for prizes.
Students: Record and Submit: Record a video (max 3 minutes) telling high school students why you’re excited about your major and career prospects. Let us know how you plan to make an impact on the world and then get the word out!
Professinals: Record and Submit: Record a video (max 3 minutes) telling the next generation of the workforce why you love your job, how you make an impact, and how others can get where you are today. Submit the video and get the word out!
The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia. You must be 18 or older by October 1, 2011 to submit a video.
Students – To enter as a student, you must be currently enrolled at a high school or an accredited college or university in the United States, in addition to meeting the age requirements stated herein.
Professionals – Open to all professionals
The student video with the most votes will win a $10,000 scholarship to pursue studies in one of the five targeted industries. The top professional’s video will receive a $5,000 cash prize plus a gift of $5,000 to their favorite charity from Randstad. Each grand prize winner will also receive an iPad. Prizes will also be awarded to four runner-up videos.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.