RippleMatch Awards

Recognizing excellence in early career recruiting and hiring through two distinct recognitions

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The companies, teams, and individuals investing in the future of talent deserve to be recognized.

Each year, RippleMatch is proud to host two distinct awards to highlight excellence in early hiring and programming. 

The landscape of work has undergone dramatic changes in the past few years.  Between adapting to a newly remote and increasingly hybrid world to rewriting the playbook of how to recruit and retain talent, every company has had to pivot and rebuild. As a platform that connects the next generation of talent with top employers, RippleMatch is invested in seeking out and recognizing the organizations that are going above and beyond to build a better future – from their workplaces to recruiting standards. To highlight the impactful work being done in this space, RippleMatch hosts two distinct awards designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the companies, teams, and individuals who continue to innovate and excel amidst this ever-changing environment. 

Learn more about our signature awards below

Please note: There is never any cost or fee associated with applying to or being recognized in RippleMatch's Awards.



The Campus Forward Awards
Our premier award for early career recruitment teams

The Campus Forward Awards recognizes early career & university recruiting teams of all sizes with standout programs. To be considered, early career hiring teams must fill out a detailed application about their recruitment strategies, candidate experience, early career programs, and equitable hiring processes.

- Applications for the 2024 awards concluded in Nov 2023, with winners announced in Jan 2024.

Click here to view the winners of the 2024 Campus Forward Awards, announced in January 2024.

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The Recruiting Choice Awards
Our peer-selected award for standout individuals in recruitment

The Recruiting Choice Awards recognize the exceptional leaders, talent innovators, career catalysts, and rising stars in recruitment. Nominees are selected through peer recommendations and winners are selected during a public voting period.  

Click here to view the winners of the 2023 Recruiting Choice Awards announced in August 2023.

The 2024 nomination period for the Recruiting Choice Awards is now open.

Which award is right for you? 
Our quick guide to the award deadlines you should keep on your radar.

Campus Forward Awards

The Campus Forward Awards recognizes the teams and programs dedicated to hiring early career talent. To be eligible for the Campus Forward Awards, a company must hire a minimum of 30 U.S.-based early career hires each year. The application and assessment criteria is centered on innovative recruitment strategies, D&I, candidate experience, and early career programs.

Recruiting Choice Awards

The Recruiting Choice Awards recognizes the standout individuals who are hiring and nurturing the next generation of talent. The RCAs kick off with a round of nominations – you must be nominated by a peer to be eligible to be selected as a Nominee. The final class of esteemed nominees participate in a public voting period where the final winners of the RCAs are selected.

Bookmark this page to stay on top of all award deadlines and application links

RippleMatch will update this page as new applications become available. Questions? Email

About RippleMatch
Hire top talent and build diverse teams with the intelligent platform for early-career recruiting.

RippleMatch's suite of solutions enables early-career recruiting teams to:

  • Build Diverse Teams: Automatically source qualified, diverse talent for jobs from over 1,400+ campuses, including 170+ HBCUs/HSIs
  • Manage Events: Centrally manage recruitment events to turn RSVPs into hires
  • Save Time: Using automation, respond to thousands of applicants in weeks, not months
  • Engage with Candidates: Scale how you market, recruit and keep in touch with candidates
  • Quantify Success: See which partnerships, events, platforms, and strategies are resulting in the best ROI

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