College recruiters work to hire top talent into their respective company from targeted agricultural colleges and universities. They are different from a corporate recruiter in that they specialize in target audiences of undergraduate or graduate students directly. Additionally, they are involved in the planning and execution of summer internship or co-op programs and manage relationships with targeted universities and their respective staff.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Work with key business and human resources partners to design a campus recruitment plan
- Determine core agricultural colleges and universities to target and recruit from
- Maintain relationships with core college campuses and students
- Target and hire qualified students into the company
- Manage the flow of job applications from students
- Manage the interview and selection process once qualified candidates are located
- Provide new and productive methods for recruiting talent through marketing campaigns
- Be involved in the planning and execution of summer internships or co-op programs
- Promote any college placement or internship programs your company has to students
- Conduct job forecasting for future positions
- Plan and attend campus career fairs and events
- Travel to targeted college campuses and conferences
- Assist with the coordination of company brand recognition at recruiting events
- Keep records of budget, expenses, cost per hire and return on investment
- Work closely with human resources generalists, the hiring manager and recruitment teams
- Maintain a high level of customer service
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education
- public speaking
- computer skills
A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, human resources, agricultural communications, business administration or a related degree is required to become a college recruiter in the agriculture industry.