The Recruiting Trends briefs and report are provided courtesy of the MSU Career Services Network and the Collegiate Employment Research Institute. (Copyright 2016 by Michigan State University, all rights reserved.)

The 46th annual Recruiting Trends reports are based on a survey convenience sample of employers currently seeking college talent through their interactions with college and university career services offices. Nearly 200 career service centers from around the country invited their employers to participate in this study. Employers provide information useful for understanding recruiting trends and practices. We also include information from 4,350 respondents recruiting talent for full-time positions, internships, and co-ops.

Recruiting Trends 2016-17: Executive Summary

Recruiting Trends Brief 1: Hiring Outlook 

Recruiting Trends Brief 2: Hiring by Industry and Region

Recruiting Trends Brief 3: Starting Salaries 

Recruiting Trends Brief 4: Hiring by Academic Degree 

Recruiting Trends Brief 5: Recruiting Tools 

Recruiting Trends Brief 6: Internships and Co-ops 

Recruiting Trends Brief 7: Benchmarking Recruiting Success

Recruiting Trends 2016-17 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.