Reimagining the traditional job search
Our mission is to streamline how companies discover top talent by connecting qualified college students and recent graduates with their dream employer.
While attending Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, Scholars founders Ben Siegel, Parker Pell, and Evan Deere discovered first-hand the inefficiencies that plague entry-level job recruitment. After reflecting on their own experiences, the three friends began gathering feedback from thousands of college students with the same frustrations. Recognizing the need for change (and utilizing Evan’s technical expertise), Ben, Parker, and Evan began building the Scholars platform. The mission of Scholars is to ensure every college student has access to resources and support when looking for that perfect fit with their future employer. Since its founding in 2019, Scholars’ network of college students and hiring partners has grown exponentially. By continually challenging the norms of the traditional job search, Scholars has become a leading player in the entry-level talent space.
Scholars Company Values
Strive for excellence
We understand excellence is not static – it is a moving target, the definition of which requires perseverance and grit. At Scholars, we strive to be the best partners, co-workers, and people we can be every single day.
Collaborate with confidence
At Scholars, we believe no one should be afraid to ask for help. Our team members work hand-in-hand with one another to ensure we are all working towards a common goal.
If it’s not fun, why bother? We believe that you should enjoy the work you do and the people you do it with.
We recognize our individual differences and perspectives strengthen our ability to care for our teammates, our hiring partners, and our students. We are committed to constantly challenging our view of the world, considering alternatives, and building a supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing their voice.
Learn every day
Our team’s mission is to continually explore, improve, and innovate. We dedicate time each day to learn something new and make sure that we are always growing as people and as a company.
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi
Respect and embrace others
Whether it’s with each other, our hiring partners, or our students, the most important thing we do is treat others with humility and respect and work to build meaningful relationships.
Strengthen our community
Since our founding, we have always prioritized service above self. Our focus on community grounds our passion and drives our ambition. By serving others first, we become better stewards for our own success.