Recruiting Trends 2019-20

The 49th annual Recruiting Trends report is based on a survey convenience sample of employers currently seeking college talent through their interactions with college and university career services offices. This year we shortened the survey by half to encourage participants to provide complete information. 2,800 employers, representing a rich diversity of companies and organizations, provided completed information that is included in this report. Survey respondents are recruiting talent for full-time positions, internships, and co-ops.

Recruiting Trends 2019-20 PDF. (32 pages; posted Oct. 21, 2019)

Recruiting Trends 2019-20 Executive Summary PDF. (1 page; posted Oct. 21, 2019)

Recruiting Trends 2019-20 is made possible by the efforts of many dedicated and generous colleagues, friends of the institute, and corporate sponsors. We thank all the colleges and universities who encouraged local, regional, and national organizations to participate in our survey for their confidence in our contribution to research on college recruiting.

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