Publication Collection

The Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) at Michigan State University was established in 1985 and opened in 1986. CERI has been recognized nationally and internationally for its contributions to understanding the transition experience of new college graduates. 

Research focus has been on:

  • Early career socialization and success
  • Learning strategies to enhance workplace performance
  • Impact of co-ops/internships on transition outcomes
  • Recruiter talent acquisition practices

Note: Papers published in journals, including book chapters, are not likely to be found in the CERI publication archives. We suggest you download the article from the journal.

Publication Collection | Archives

The reports and documents represent the available digital history of the Recruiting Trends reports from 2001 – 2020 as well as a wide range of special topic research reports and white papers arranged into convenient categories:

A potpourri of historical reports and whitepapers that may not clearly fit into the categories above are available here, listed by year of publication:

The reports and documents in the CERI archives represent a wide range of Recruiting Trends reports, special topic research reports, and white papers. Please assume that all documents connected to this website are protected by copyright.

Copyright Restrictions

Recruiting Trends is published by Career Services and the Collegiate Employment Research Institute and copyrighted, (c), by Michigan State University. All rights reserved. This electronic version is for individual use only. No part of this electronic report may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in writing from the Institute. Users are not permitted to mount this file on any network servers nor distribute to other individuals via e-mail. Material from this report can be used in the classroom and newsletters with proper citation of Michigan State University and the Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

Information about Donations

The research conducted at CERI depends on revenues from our reports and research briefs. If you have found Recruiting Trends or any of our other reports helpful and wish to sustain our research efforts, please consider a small donation to CERI (cost of Recruiting Trends is $50). You can send your check or funds to Carol Stier, 113 Student Services Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824. Make checks payable to Michigan State University.