Recruiting Trends Report Briefs 2017-18

The Recruiting Trends briefs and report are provided courtesy of the MSU Career Services Network and the Collegiate Employment Research Institute. (Copyright 2017 by Michigan State University, all rights reserved.)

The 47th 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 3,370 respondents recruiting talent for full-time positions, internships, and co-ops.

Recruiting Trends 2017-18: Executive Summary PDF (updated Feb 28, 2018)

Recruiting Trends Brief 1: Hiring Outlook for the Class of 2017-18 PDF (updated Oct. 17, 2017)

Recruiting Trends Brief 2: Hiring Outlook by Industry Sector and Geographic Region  PDF (updated Oct. 17, 2017)

Recruiting Trends Brief 3: Starting Salaries  PDF (updated Oct. 17, 2017)

Recruiting Trends Brief 4: Hiring by Academic Degree PDF (updated Oct. 18, 2017)

Recruiting Trends Brief 5: Internships & Co-ops PDF (updated Oct 19, 2017)

Recruiting Trends Brief 6: Scorecard on College Recruiting PDF (updated Feb 28, 2018)

Recruiting Trends 2017-18 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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