Kayla Woitkowski
Director of Global Early Career Talent Acquisition at SAS

Kayla Woitkowski is the Director of Global Early Career Talent Acquisition at SAS. Her 12+ years of experience specializes in Early Career Talent Acquisition in the Tech/Software industry, including building the SAS Early Career team from the ground up, strategy development for an award-winning intern program, university and diversity outreach plan development and execution, recruitment technology implementations, global UR consulting, and developing team members to achieve their career aspirations. Kayla has held multiple leadership positions with the National Association of Colleges and Employers, including a recent term on the Board of Directors. Her insights have been featured in the Wallstreet Journal, Huffington Post, CIO Magazine, NACE Blog, “Launched: Start Your Career Right after College, Even During a Pandemic” by Rob Feinstein and SHRM. When she’s not focused on career outcomes for students, she’s enjoying time with her husband Tyler, daughter Caroline, and Bichon Ernie.

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6 reasons why hiring early-career talent may be a strategy to explore

Determining the “right” talent strategy for an organization isn’t easy. Diverse projects and priorities demand various levels of knowledge, skills and experiences to achieve the end goal. Talent planning requires assessing current employees and unearthing the gaps to identify what’s needed to meet business demands. Specific and extensive knowledge and