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OSU earns top 45 spot with recruiters

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Wall Street Journal this month announced Oklahoma State University as a top 45 school whose graduates rank highest with recruiters. OSU is the only school in the state of Oklahoma to receive this recognition.

“Being ranked in the top 45 universities in which to recruit is a positive reflection that OSU, as a higher education institution, is doing an effective job,” said Dr. Pam Ehlers, Director of OSU Career Services. “It means that graduates of OSU will continue to have employment opportunities after graduation.”

The list was compiled by surveying 479 recruiters in various industries; including student criteria of best trained and educated, and best to succeed once hired, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Career Services hosts numerous events and opportunities to meet with recruiters throughout the year, Ehlers said. Last week, OSU Career Services hosted more than 270 recruiters seeking qualified students for their organizations through career fairs, information sessions and interviews.

Employers are able to access free on-line services for résumé referrals, job postings or to view interview schedules. Recruiters also have their own HIRE team consultant who assists them with navigating the OSU campus and services.

“OSU Career Services makes our lives a lot easier,” ExxonMobil Recruiter Jim Penn said. “OSU has a winning tradition of developing students who are ready for the workforce.”

OSU joins the list with other state and private universities, including four Big 12 schools: Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Iowa State and the University of Texas. Topping the list was Pennsylvania State University.

“Companies and organizations are interested in hiring high-quality people who have an excellent education,” Ehlers said. “OSU students and graduates embody these principles.”

To find out more information about upcoming career events or if you are interested in recruiting OSU students, visit, or contact Career Services at (405) 744-5253 or e-mail

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