According to National Association of Colleges and Employers 2017 Internship & Co-op Survey:
- Responding employers expect to hire 3.4 percent more interns in 2017 than they did in 2016.
- Co-op hiring is also expected to see greater gains as employers anticipate hiring 6.3 percent more co-ops in 2017 than they did in 2016.
- The most widely used and most important criteria that employers use to select the target schools at which they recruit interns and co-ops are the location of the school, the majors offered, the perceived quality of their programs, and the employer’s past recruiting experience with a particular school.
- Employers favor “high touch” techniques—particularly career/job fairs and on-campus recruiting—when recruiting interns and co-ops.