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  • Job Outlook: Fall Recruiting for the Class Of 2018

    June 14, 2017 | By NACE Staff

    Trends & Predictions
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    Employer hiring plans for fall recruiting for the Class of 2018 look very promising, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2017 Spring Update.

    More than three-quarters of respondents plan to be on campus recruiting for both full-time and intern/co-op positions. Furthermore, less than 2 percent of respondents are either not hiring in the fall of 2017 or in the entire 2017-18 recruiting year. (See Figure 1.)

    Data for the Job Outlook 2017 Spring Update survey were collected from February 14, 2017, through March 27, 2017. A total of 160 surveys were returned—a 16.7 percent response rate. The Job Outlook 2017 Spring Update report is available to members through MyNACE.

    Figure 1: Hiring expectations for fall 2017

    Hiring Plan Percentage of 2017 Respondents
    Full time only 8.4%
    Intern/co-op only 11.7%
    Both full time and intern/co-op 76.6%
    Maintain presence—not hiring in fall 2017 1.9%
    Not on campus—not hiring in 2017-18 1.3%
    Source: Job Outlook 2017 Spring Update, National Association of Colleges and Employers