Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
The recruiting methods for interns and co-ops that employers use the most and find the most useful go hand in hand, according to results of NACE’s 2019 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.
Career/job fairs, job listings both on career center websites and on corporate websites, and referrals from current or former interns and co-ops are the most used recruiting techniques. Other in-person methods—such as on-campus recruiting and information sessions—follow closely behind. (See Figure 1.)
In terms of effectiveness, the top recruiting techniques that employers rate “very” to “extremely effective” are on-campus recruiting, career/job fairs, and job listings on corporate website.
Data for the 2019 Internship & Co-op Survey Reportwere collected from December 3, 2018, to February 22, 2019, from NACE employer members; there were 262 respondents representing 28.2 percent of all eligible respondents. The report will be available later this spring.
Figure 1: Usage, effectiveness percentages of recruiting techniques for interns, co-ops
Source: 2019 Internship & Co-op Survey Report, National Association of Colleges and Employers
|Job listings: career center websites
|Job listings: corporate websites
|Referrals from current/former interns
|On-campus information sessions
|Outreach to student groups
|Cultivating key faculty
|Advertising in campus newspapers