Recruiting Trends Reports 2018-19

The 48th 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 2,560 respondents recruiting talent for full-time positions, internships, and co-ops.

Recruiting Trends Part I: Hiring Outlook and Intentions for 2018-19 PDF. (Posted Oct. 17, 2018)

Recruiting Trends Part II: Recruiting Challenges, Tough Positions, Improving Recruiting and Major Hiring Outlook for 2018-19 PDF. (Posted Oct. 31, 2018)

Recruiting Trends 2018-19 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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