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Chan, Andy; Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute, 2013
Why do another study on the Arts and Sciences (A&S) students (often referred to as liberal arts students) when the media, politicians, and many labor market pundits have been constantly devaluing their worth? When the value of education is under close scrutiny and parents are pushing their sons and daughters toward academic majors that lead to…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Value Judgment, Academic Degrees, Success
Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute, 2013
Over the past decade internships have become an essential talent management strategy for organizations big and small. The Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) has tracked the role of internships, finding that internships have eclipsed on-¬≠campus interviewing in bringing organizations to college campuses…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Educational Objectives, Program Length, Work Experience
Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute, 2013
Little information exists on the basic elements of diversity recruiting on college campuses. A set of questions was developed for the Collegiate Employment Research Institute's (CERI's) annual college hiring survey that attempted to capture the current practices and benchmarks being employed by organizations in their diversity recruiting programs.…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Student Diversity, Student Employment, Organizational Culture
Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3), 2011
This paper presents the recruiting trends for 2010-2011. This year's report is based on nearly 5,800 respondents, of which approximately 4,600 provided useable information, and 3,714 included complete hiring figures used for the projections. Despite the gloomy national labor market situation, the college segment of the market is poised to rebound…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Salaries, Personnel Selection, Labor Market
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3), 2010
This paper presents the recruiting trends for 2009-2010. This year's report is based on over 2,500 respondents, of which approximately 2,259 provided useable information with 1,846 including complete hiring figures used for the projections. The researchers continued their focus on fast-growth companies and expanded their efforts to ensure a…
Descriptors: Internet, Majors (Students), Salaries, Personnel Selection
Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ1), 2010
In the early 1990's faculty at Johnson and Wales University performed a quick study on the behaviors or shortcomings that were likely to get a new college hire fired. Their top five reasons which included failure to take the initiative, failure to follow instructions, being late to work or with assignments, poor communication abilities, and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Entry Workers, Dismissal (Personnel), Ethics
Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ1), 2010
Parents' increasing involvement in their children's transition from college to work has grabbed the attention of the media. Every time the author talks with employer groups, he hears similar stories about the pervasive presence of parents in the recruiting process. At the same time, numerous employers questioned the presence of parents in the…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Job Applicants, Employment, Recruitment
Hanneman, Larry; Gardner, Phil – Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ1), 2010
This research brief presents the results of the authors' investigation into the changing expectations of employers on the competencies that they expect new college graduates to possess upon entry into their companies. The authors did not limit their focus to engineering and technical majors but cast their net to include all academic majors and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Competence, Skills, Ability
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3), 2009
This paper presents the recruiting trends for 2008-2009. This year's report is based on 945 respondents, including 57 K-12 schools. The researchers continued their focus on fast-growth small companies and expended most of their energy in retaining their sample distribution, knowing that the prevailing economic situation would reduce responses.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Internship Programs, Internet, Reading Lists
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3), 2008
This paper presents the recruiting trends for 2007-2008. This year's report is based on 994 respondents, including 84 K-12 school districts. The researchers focused attention on growing companies, based on lists from Forbes and Inc. magazines, and as a result, they have more small and medium-size employers represented this year. The sample…
Descriptors: College Seniors, School Districts, Majors (Students), Salaries
Gardner, Phil; Gross, Linda; Steglitz, Inge – Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ1), 2008
Colleges and universities are in competition to claim leadership in preparing students for a global world through participation in international experiences. Michigan State University (MSU) is often recognized as one of the leaders in study abroad, having woven the ethos of global education tightly into the core fabric of the university and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Reflection, Workshops
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3), 2007
College students who plan on entering the labor market can expect to see more job opportunities in the spring of 2007, according to information supplied by 864 companies and organizations to this year's Recruiting Trends Report. After two years of double digit growth, the expansion will slow to a modest 4% to 6%. Two opposing factors appear to be…
Descriptors: Retirement, Economic Climate, Employment Qualifications, Majors (Students)
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3), 2006
Almost 900 employers responded to this year's "Recruiting Trends" survey, the largest response in the history of this project. Hiring of college graduates is expected to increase by single digits minimally, or double digits if certain geographic sectors are excluded (between 6% and 14%). This growth follows a robust 20% increase in…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Salaries, Personnel Selection, Labor Market