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College Recruiter



A college recruiter, or a college relations recruiter, works to hire top talent into their respective company from targeted agricultural colleges and universities. They are different from a corporate recruiter in they specialize in target audience of undergraduate or graduate students directly.



What responsibilities will I have?

  • Work with key business and HR 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 your company
  • Manage applicant flow
  • Manage the interview and selection process once qualified candidates are located
  • Provide new and productive methods for recruiting talent through marketing campaigns and promotions
  • Be involved in the planning and execution of summer internship or co-op programs including orientation and evaluations
  • Promote any college placement or internship programs your company may have 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 HR generalists, hiring manager and recruitment teams
  • Maintain a high level of customer service


What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, agriculture or a related degree is required to become an agriculture college recruiter.


To pursue a career as a College Recruiter:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business courses, government, English, and computer courses.


Where can I work?

College recruiters work for medium to large-scale agricultural companies.


Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a college recruiter will be good over the next five years. 


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association
  • National Human Resources Association
  • National FFA Alumni Association
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