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