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 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 including orientation and evaluations.
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 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
- Be involved in the planning and execution of summer internship or co-op programs
- 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 human resources generalists, the hiring manager and recruitment teams
- Maintain a high level of customer service
Recommended High School Courses:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business, government, English and computer skills.
A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, agriculture or a related degree is required to become an agriculture college recruiter.