• 32 Reasons Employers Should Hire College Students and Recent Grads

    December 15, 2011 by

    Dr. John Sullivan of San Francisco State University

    Dr. John Sullivan of San Francisco State University

    Dr. John Sullivan, professor of management at San Francisco State University, recently created a list for ERE of the short- and long-term benefits of hiring college students:

    Shorter-term Benefits of Hiring College Students

    1. Lower salary costs
    2. Continuous learners
    3. Comfortable with technology
    4. Comfortable with the Internet and social media
    5. High levels of innovation
    6. Fast change and agility
    7. Team players
    8. Superior communicators
    9. The “why” question — a willingness to repeatedly ask the “why question” of others
    10. Better performance on the job
    11. New ideas
    12. No need to unlearn
    13. Multitasking ability
    14. Energy and enthusiasm
    15. Willing to take high-risk assignments
    16. They understand metrics
    17. Willingness to do grunt work
    18. Willingness to travel
    19. Diverse ideas
    20. Professor contacts also
    21. Access to research
    22. Faster time to productivity
    23. Easier to manage
    24. An opportunity for a tryout

      Long-Term Benefits to the Firm for Hiring College Grads

    25. A global perspective
    26. Essential for filling future management positions
    27. Long-term assets
    28. You might only get one shot at them
    29. Competitive advantage — if your firm gets this talent, your competitors cannot.
    30. Youth market benefits
    31. An opportunity to influence curriculum
    32. Now is the perfect time — fewer employers are hiring on-campus due to the recession so the students and grads who are available are exceptionally well qualifed.



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