• Career Centers By Far the Top Campus Resource for Recruiters

    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
    December 11, 2013

    When it comes to on-campus recruiting, career centers remain far and away the favored campus resource of college recruiters, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.

    Nearly 93 percent of recruiters reported using the services of the career center. (See Figure 1.)

    Student organizations, department chairpersons, and faculty members also proved to be popular modes of finding potential hires, with nearly 75 percent of all respondents reporting using each of these types of resources.

    NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey was conducted May 22, 2013, through July 31, 2013, among NACE employer-member organizations, 275 of which—28 percent—participated. Highlights and details about how to get the report are available at www.naceweb.org/surveys/college-recruiting.aspx.

    Figure 1: Campus resources in recruiting

    On-Campus Resource Percentage of Respondents
    Career centers 92.7 percent
    Department chair 74.2 percent
    Faculty 72.4 percent
    Campus clubs 72.0 percent
    Fraternities and sororities 20.4 percent