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Register Now - Internship Bootcamp: Recruiting Trends feat. Dr. Phil Gardner

January 7, 2022
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Trends & Predictions from 2,000+ Employers for 2022 College Labor Market

Connect and network with Baltimore area educators and employers to discuss internship programs for college and university students and recruiting trends.  Baltimore's 13 colleges and universities enroll more than 120,000 students who can put their skills to work for your business.

2022's Internship Bootcamp is hosted by Baltimore Collegetown, Maryland Career Consortium, & the Maryland Technology Internship Program and features CERI Director and MSU Academic Research Faculty, Dr. Phil Gardner, to learn more about 2022 trends for full-time, internship, and co-op job seekers.


For 51 years, CERI has been conducting annual research on the college labor market by surveying thousands of employers (non-profits and K-12 schools to start-ups and large employers) to gain insight into the demand for entry-level and early-career hires for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. The results of the survey are comprehensive and include data specific to regions, employer size, industries, college majors, and more.

This year’s presentation will combine quantitative and qualitative data collected from employers to provide participants with meaningful insight into the impact of the pandemic on the college labor market, including internships/co-ops. It will also include an historical trends analysis and summary of some of the other major events in the U.S. and globally that both impacted and shaped college hiring and career services. From the data and trends, we can begin to understand the extent to which the college labor market will experience challenges, and the industries, degrees, and majors that will be especially impacted in 2022 and beyond. Additionally, this year’s survey includes employer responses to two special topics: 1) student preparation for virtual interviews, and 2) number of interviews required for an offer acceptance by job function.

Philip D. Gardner is Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University.  Dr. Gardner has been with MSU for more than 30 years after receiving degrees from Whitman College (BA in Chemistry) and Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Resource & Development Economics/Public Policy).  His major areas of research include the transition from college to work, early socialization and career progression in the workplace, workforce readiness, and other areas related to college student studies. MSU’s nationally recognized annual college labor market study is done under his direction each fall. He also served as senior editor of the Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships, and in 2019, he was inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows for his advancement of knowledge, leadership and excellence in his profession.

Dr. Phil Gardner

The bootcamp is FREE but space is limited!  Questions? Please contact Kirsten at 


Welcome from Kirsten Brinlee, Executive Director, Baltimore Collegetown Network 

Presentation from Dr. Phillip Gardner on Recruiting Trends for entry-level job seekers. Question and Answer

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