Alumni Board member makes hiring students a priority

What do you plan to do after graduation?

It is the question facing many UNC students ready to start their senior year this fall. Thanks to the leadership of alumnus Brad Darby (BA-99), several seniors may soon have an answer.

Darby is the general manager of the Cintas Greeley branch and sits on the UNC Alumni Association Board. Thanks to his advocacy, the Fortune 500 company named UNC a priority university for recruiting and hiring students into its management trainee program.

“As an active alumnus of UNC, general manager and graduate of the Management Trainee Program at Cintas, this relationship is very exciting,” says Darby. “My role as an advisor on the UNC Alumni Association Board has given me an opportunity to spend time on campus, interacting with students and advocating for Cintas as a top workplace for future graduates.”

For several years Darby represented his company as a local recruiter during UNC’s job and internship fair. He knew that additional corporate involvement could mean more exposure and opportunities for students. Darby emphasized the alignment of company culture with the characteristics of UNC students and convinced Cintas to name UNC a priority institution.

“A strong work ethic, competitive urgency and integrity are all components of the Cintas corporate culture. My time on campus has shown me that UNC students share these same qualities making them great candidates for a career at Cintas,” shares Darby.

UNC is one of only two Colorado universities named by Cintas as priority university this year. The benefit of being named a recruitment priority is the resources and time that Cintas will put into UNC career programs run through the Office of Center for Career Readiness.

Students can meet Cintas at the October 10 Fall Job and Internship Fair and expect to see Darby and Cintas representatives involved in Center for Career Readiness programs throughout the year.

“I am excited about the strengthened relationship and look forward to providing many more career opportunities for UNC students at Cintas,” Says Darby.

About the Cintas Management Trainee Program:

Cintas is looking for ambitious college graduates to join our team! We’re proud to offer programs and initiatives that ensure that students are set to succeed in a leadership position at Cintas. Our dynamic Management Trainee program features rotational, hands-on exposure to all functional areas of our business, professional mentorship programs, and high visibility to executive leadership. Cintas representatives will be on campus this year participating in a wide variety of events including career fairs, networking expos, diversity events and more. If you are #READY to learn about our limitless opportunities, connect with Cintas today! Visit Cintas on Handshake, online at Cintas.com/careers, or email creatingleaders@cintas.com.  

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.  Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index. 

Bears Hire Bears

Thank you to alumni board member Brad Darby for advocating to hire UNC students. Join Darby and other alumni board members in strengthening UNC's Bear Network by encouraging your company to hire graduating students and recent graduates.

Visit the Office of Center for Career Readiness to learn more about the opportunities to represent your company and recruit on campus this year.