College Recruiter

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
  • business
  • government
  • English
  • computer skills

Education/Training Required:

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.

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