Hear that noise? The college recruitment machine is revving up at P1 Group.
As summer winds down and college students are heading back to campus, P1 puts considerable effort into recruiting construction management and engineering students to fill next summer’s internships and full-time positions.
Shana Wallace, Human Resources Manager, said P1 starts planning for college recruitment in July and typically attends three recruitment events in September – at Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas.
She oversees three teams of P1 associates to staff the career events, usually making sure there is at least one associate who is a graduate of the school to talk with the students at that college’s event.
The P1 teams are looking for potential interns for project management and estimating positions and are also looking for potential full-time associates to join P1 in those positions, or similar ones, after graduation.
The three colleges have different approaches for their fall events. P1 gives a formal presentation and conducts interviews at K-State and Pitt State. Additionally, P1 participates in career fairs at both Pitt State and KU. Shana said the P1 teams meet many potentially excellent hires at all of the events.
“And even if we don’t make all the hires that we want to make, we believe that we’re getting our name out there so even five or so years later, these people might think about P1 when they want to take another step in their career,” she said.
Recruiting may be a time-consuming process, but filling the pipeline with the next generation of talent is absolutely worth it.