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Allison, an international university recruitment associate director, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that she loves working for a European company because they support having a good work life balance. They understand working to be able to live rather than living to work.

School: IE Business School
Degree: Business Administration
Job Title: Associate Director of North America
Employer: IE Business School

Job Summary: College Recruiter

Job Description

College recruiters convince high school and community college students to get their advanced degrees from the college or university that they represent. College recruiters often travel to various career fairs and meet with a wide range of students. Sometimes, they search locally and recruit the most talented students from their own neighborhoods, while other times, they travel across the country to meet with the best and brighest high school graduates in the nation.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 21 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Long hours, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel, Outdoor, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Problem solving skills

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m='15520'>that</span> <span m='15640'>I</span> <span m='15690'>really</span> <span m='15920'>love,</span> <span m='16180'>it's</span> <span m='16320'>also</span> <span m='16550'>a</span> <span m='16630'>challenge</span> <span m='17200'>because</span> <span m='17510'>some</span> <span m='17740'>people</span> <span m='18900'>aren't</span> <span m='19090'>necessarily</span> <span m='20200'>ready</span> <span m='20620'>to</span> <span m='21160'>move</span> <span m='21310'>overseas</span> <span m='22010'>for</span> <span m='22130'>a</span> <span m='22180'>while.</span> <span m='22630'>But</span> <span m='23020'>I</span> <span m='23140'>think</span> <span m='23820'>helping</span> <span m='24150'>them</span> <span m='24330'>recognize</span> <span m='24810'>the</span> <span m='24890'>benefits</span> <span m='25390'>of</span> <span m='25530'>that</span> <span m='25940'>in</span> <span m='26110'>the</span> <span m='26230'>global</span> <span m='26590'>economy</span> <span m='27510'>is</span> 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