EMPLOYMENT: Return of the Campus Recruiter

For years, when the weather turned mild and trees sprouted buds, corporate recruiters would flock to the nation's campuses, intent on signing up the best and the brightest of the graduating seniors. But in the past several years the interviewing often has been a polite and fruitless exercise on both sides: many students were not anxious to join companies—especially those making munitions or polluting the environment—and businesses were not eager to hire large numbers of new graduates amid alternating threats of recession and inflation. This spring the atmosphere has once again changed: the recruiters are back in record...

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