To broaden the pool of recruits, both firms and the industry must engage with students and determine ways to develop a stronger presence in their lives early on, such as:
- Regular attendance at career fairs – be ready to engage students and be armed with tools that promote the benefits of being an advisor
- Deeper involvement with the children of clients and various centers of influence – extend social invitations to the whole family and encourage career discussions
- Internships – offer internships after freshman and sophomore years when students are ripe looking for career ideas to pursue. Graduate internships are crucial in providing a trial period for both the business and the graduate
- Outreach to professors and career counselors – offer networking opportunities and informational resources
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