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Posted December 26, 2013 by

Jonas Barck’s #truCollegeRecruiter NYC panel discusses what students want

The #truCollegeRecruiter NYC conference was hosted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Times Square, New York headquarters of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and organized by CollegeRecruiter.com niche job board and #tru recruiting event planners.

The conference brought together about 100 hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals who wanted to share best practices and learn from each other about how to more efficiently and effectively hire and manage college and university students and recent graduates. (more…)

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Top Employers for Business and Engineering Students

Petter Nylander of Universum CommunicationsWhich are the world’s best employers according to Universum’s 2012 survey of 144,000 business and engineering students from the world’s 12 largest economies?

In business, Google placed as the most attractive employer in the world for the fourth consecutive year. KPMG maintained its 2011 second place finish, while Procter & Gamble reached a new high as the third most attractive employer in the world in 2012. “The Google fever is still hot!” comments Universum’s CEO Petter Nylander. “Students are still attracted to Google’s relaxed and creative work environment, international atmosphere and innovative products. Google lets the students know that they offer great benefits that are hard for other companies to match.” In engineering, Google takes first place for the fourth consecutive year in a row. IBM and Microsoft nabbed second and third place, respectively. “The giants in the software industry are seen as great places for the launch of an engineering or IT career,” said Nylander. “They offer training, networking and future career possibilities.”

The rankings reveal dramatic trends: (more…)

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Top 100 Employers of Choice for Humanities / Liberal Arts Students

The recently posted article, Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates, discussed the importance of employers having a positive brand on-campus as it made their recruitment efforts easier. In short, the best candidates want to work for the best employers so those best employers are better able to recruit the best candidates, which makes those employers even better.

Universum publishes a survey each year in which employers are ranked as the most ideal by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities. For 2011, the top 100 employers of choice as ranked by humanities / liberal arts students are: (more…)

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Top 100 Employers of Choice for Natural Sciences Students

The recently posted article, Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates, discussed the importance of employers having a positive brand on-campus as it made their recruitment efforts easier. In short, the best candidates want to work for the best employers so those best employers are better able to recruit the best candidates, which makes those employers even better.

Universum publishes a survey each year in which employers are ranked as the most ideal by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities. For 2011, the top 100 employers of choice as ranked by natural sciences students are: (more…)

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Top 100 Employers of Choice for Information Technology Students

The recently posted article, Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates, discussed the importance of employers having a positive brand on-campus as it made their recruitment efforts easier. In short, the best candidates want to work for the best employers so those best employers are better able to recruit the best candidates, which makes those employers even better.

Universum publishes a survey each year in which employers are ranked as the most ideal by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities. For 2011, the top 100 employers of choice as ranked by engineering students are: (more…)

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Top 10 Employers of Choice for Engineering Students

The recently posted article, Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates, discussed the importance of employers having a positive brand on-campus as it made their recruitment efforts easier. In short, the best candidates want to work for the best employers so those best employers are better able to recruit the best candidates, which makes those employers even better.

Universum publishes a survey each year in which employers are ranked as the most ideal by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities. For 2011, the top 100 employers of choice as ranked by engineering students are: (more…)

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Top 100 Employers of Choice for Business Students

The recently posted article, Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates, discussed the importance of employers having a positive brand on-campus as it made their recruitment efforts easier. In short, the best candidates want to work for the best employers so those best employers are better able to recruit the best candidates, which makes those employers even better.

Universum publishes a survey each year in which employers are ranked as the most ideal by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities. For 2011, the top 100 employers of choice as ranked by business students are: (more…)

Posted October 21, 2011 by

Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates

Every employer wants to be an employer of choice but most simply are not. Many quality employers are not ranked as employers of choice by college students or recent graduates because the employers don’t hire students or grads or because the employers don’t hire many. So an employer’s failure to make a “best of” list is not necessarily a criticism of the employer so much as it is a recognition that the list is essentially a popularity list and the strength of an employer’s brand goes a long way to ensuring their success in popularity contests.

“Best of” lists are important for large employers who hire dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of college and university students for internships, part-time work, seasonal jobs, and temporary jobs and recent graduates for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities. Landing on a “best of” list makes it easier for employers to recruit the best talent, which in turn makes it easier for them to remain on the “best of” list. (more…)