Build a Presence
The Engineering Career Center (ECC) offers comprehensive services to assist you with your recruiting efforts and enhance your visibility on the KU campus. Several of those opportunities are listed below.
Jayhawks on the Job
Jayhawks on the Job is an event sponsored by the School of Engineering that allows students to “shadow” an engineering or computing professional during the course of a workday afternoon. Because this is a career exploration program freshmen and sophomore students are given preference.
Listing your internship and full time positions is free on KU Career Connections. This is a great first step, no matter what your application process! Since all KU career centers utilize the same system, any position you post – whether for engineering, business, or biology – is seen by qualified students all across campus. We also offer a KU Career Connections Guide for help with posting jobs and managing applicants.
ECC hosts a career fair in the fall and spring semesters. With attendance rates at more than 1000 students during the fall semester and more than 700 students during the spring semester, there’s hardly a better way to maximize exposure to KU School of Engineering students. Next-day interviews also are a convenient way to increase your visibility at KU.
Internships & Co-ops
The benefit of internships and co-ops are two-fold. First, after students complete opportunities with your organization, they share their experience with other students, which builds your reputation on campus. Second, these positions create a year-round source of highly motivated pre-professionals and a proven, cost-effective way to recruit and evaluate potential employees. We will be glad to assist in building your program.
Your presence for on-campus or next-day interviews will draw attention to your organization. On Campus Interviewing activities take place during fall and spring semesters. Recruit top Jayhawk talent in the comfort and convenience of our comfortable interviewing rooms equipped with internet service. Our office can assist you in setting up and managing your interview schedule using our online recruiting platform called KU Career Connections.
Mock Interviews & Resume Reviews
Employer participation in mock interviews and resume reviews through the ECC is a win-win. Our students will gain confidence and be better prepared for the job search process, and you will have the opportunity to promote your organization while previewing future candidates.
Conduct an evening or afternoon information session. We suggest using an interactive format where students can mix and mingle with recruiters as opposed to a formal presentation.
Use our online info session reservation form to:
- Reserve a presentation room on campus
- Reserve media equipment such as projectors and audio equipment
- Order catered refreshments for your attendees
Assure a captive audience and connect with a targeted group of students by presenting to a student organization or sponsoring a student-led event. You also can offer to send representatives to review resumes during a monthly meeting. View a list of the engineering student organizations to get started.
Host a faculty lunch or provide a senior design project or form a research partnership. Be creative to find ways to get to know the outstanding KU engineering and computer science faculty. Call Patty Thompson at 785-864-4206 and she will be glad to facilitate your connection!
Sponsor student events or better yet, host your own event for the students! Reserve the Jaybowl, hold a company day on campus, or if possible, host a tour at your facility. For more information email Janelle Whisler, or call 785-864-4206.
The Corporate Partners Program is designed specifically to focus on recruiting talented high school students to KU. By participating in this new and vital initiative, your organizations is ensuring that the KU School of Engineering attracts additional qualified students to study engineering and computer science, and ultimately provides an increased number of skilled and talented applicants to fill your employment needs. For more information, please contact KU Endowment at 1-800-444-4201
Scholarship programs are another critical tool in recruiting students. Corporate scholarships help ensure that top students have the financial resources necessary to attend college. Scholarships can be tied into your company’s needs such as for specific majors, individual student qualifications, or geographic locations.
Equipment and other resources are always in demand within the School of Engineering. Sponsor a lab of equipment, donate funds for a specific instrument or provide funds for a research project. These are all great ways to promote your organization to KU students while investing in the quality and experience level of KU graduates!The Engineering Career Center (ECC) provides your organization with many opportunities to network with KU School of Engineering students. ECC offers comprehensive services to assist you with your recruiting efforts and enhance your visibility on the KU campus.
Marketing your organization on campus can utilize a variety of activities. Your presence builds a reputation among the student body, utilizes word-of-mouth advertising and presents valuable networking opportunities.
Engineering Career Center
- List positions on KU Career Connections
- Attend career fairs Offer internship & co-op programs
- Host information sessions
- Interview on campus
- Network at Trivia Game Night
- Enlighten with company literature Conduct practice interviews
- Volunteer for resume critiques
- Invite faculty for lunch
- Join an advisory board
- Provide senior design projects
- Partner with a research project
- Connect with student organizations
- Sponsor student meals for an existing event
- Participate in an employer-student event
Diversity & Outreach
- Attend Evening With Industry
- Enhance a summer camp
- Support Engineering Expo
- Showcase your facility
- Educate with a recruiter table
- Set up a company display
- Market your partnership with KU
- Enlighten with key-note speakers