Employer FAQ

Handshake Career Management System

  • To create an employer account, begin by visiting this page and then selecting Sign up for an account.  You will then be guided through the registration process (make sure to select “Employer” when prompted for the type of account you are creating).

    More tips on creating an employer account can be found on Handshake’s Support Page. You can also participate in live employer training sessions provided by Handshake.

  • You must have an organization email account (NOT gmail, hotmail, yahoo, aol, or other general domain names), provide an active organization website that matches the domain name of your organization, provide contact person's full name with contact information, a physical company address and phone number.

    1. From the home screen, click the blue “Post a job” button.
    2. Instead of filling out the “New Job” form, click the tab on the top right that says “Job Templates.”
    3. Click on the job you’d like to repost and either push the blue “Edit Job” button to use the same posting or the blue “Duplicate Job” button to copy and start as a new posting.
    4. Review and update the posting that populated in the form, and be sure to change the graduation date range (if applicable).
  • As long as you have posted a job to our school, students will be able to find it if the position is active. Filling out as many fields as possible on the “Create a Job” form will help students find your job posting when searching for specific jobs.

  • There are many ways to get the most of your posting.  Here are some suggestions:

    1. It is always best to add specific tasks and outcomes within the job description. If a potential candidate has questions that are not answered within the posting, they will go to the next position that provides full details of expectations.
    2. Try to at least put a range for salary level.  Even if you put “Depending on Experience” at the end of it, a range helps the students know more of what to expect than something like “Competitive.”  If it’s salary plus commission, put something like “$30,000 plus Commission.”
    3. Select a few target majors for the "Majors" section. This will target candidates, but it will not exclude candidates who aren’t those particular majors.  Selecting all of the majors tends to keep students away.
    4. Make sure your employer profile is complete with website and any social media sites so candidates are able to research your organization.
  • The Sentinel (KSU’s online and paper newspaper) offers free classifieds at http://www.ksusentinel.com/classifieds. On the website select the "Place an Ad" to complete the form.

    Per KSU guidelines, flyers outside of Kennesaw State offices are not to be posted on the campus premises. Please see the KSU University Posting and Announcement Policy for details below. You can download a copy of the policy by following the link in the “Right of Refusal” policy listed below.

    * Right of Refusal - Any company or organization seeking to recruit at KSU must register a Handshake account through the Department of Career Planning and Development (DCPD). If a representative of an organization fails to comply with the Department of Career Planning and Development policies, University Posting and Announcement Policy, or NACE Principles for Employment Professionals; access to some or all DCPD services may be declined or revoked. Final approval to use Kennesaw State University facilities and services for the purposes of recruitment rests with the Executive Director of the DCPD.

    * NO SOLICITATION POLICY – The Department of Career Planning and Development does not give permission to any organization, or individual, to distribute materials of any kind throughout campus, for the purposes of recruitment. All promotional materials regarding an approved and scheduled recruiting event will be distributed directly through our staff team to interested and qualified students. Promotional materials for a confirmed recruiting event must be submitted to our office at least 7 business days before the event.

  • Post your current position within Handshake or plan to add it immediately after requesting a date at least 3 weeks before your requested interview date. From the home screen within Handshake, click the blue “Request an Interview” button. Complete the form. If you’re not sure which Career Center to choose, see below. When selecting a date for your interviews, please include alternate dates in the Details portion of the form. If you do not see the “Request an Interview” button on your profile, please contact our office.

    When choosing a Career Center, select the following when interviewing students mostly included in the following colleges:

    Marietta Campus: College of Architecture and Construction Management, College of Computing and Software Engineering, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

    Kennesaw Campus: Bagwell College of Education, Coles College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, College of the Arts, University College, WellStar College of Health and Human Services

    For a full list of all programs, please click here.

    1. Select the "Create an Event" option from your Handshake dashboard. If you do not have this option, please contact a member of our Employer Relations Team.
    2. Select Host as Kennesaw State University, then select Career Center (Marietta or Kennesaw Campus), and the Type of Event as "Info Session" and then Name it "Information Table (Company Name)". Complete all * areas, as they are required.
    3. Provide your Job Title and Job ID within the description area, and include that you would like to meet interested candidates.
    4. Include a couple alternate dates at the bottom section of the description area, as we may not be able to accommodate your first selected date and/or time.
    5. Contact a member of our Employer Relations Team at 470-578-2724 if you should need further assistance.
  • You must meet specific trust scores and areas within Handshake in order to generate resume books. If you have this access, see below for instructions to download a book.

    1. First, search for students by certain specifications by clicking on the “Students” tab on the left side of the navigation bar and using the options form to filter.
    2. After generating the list of students based on your search criteria, use the top checkbox to select each of these students.
    3. In the top right of the menu click “Bulk Actions” and select download application packages as a PDF or Zip file to have the packages sent you via email.
    1. Log in to your Handshake account.
    2. Click Profile at the top of the black sidebar on the left side of the page.
    3. On your profile page, click on the Account tab at the upper right-hand side.
    4. Select the option for Notification Preferences.
    5. Modify your notification preferences.
  • For more resources, please visit the Handshake Support Page.  Or you can participate in live employer training session by visiting http://teachme.joinhandshake.com/employers/.

Job & Internship Fairs

  • Click here to view the list of upcoming fairs, and then click on “Recruiters” under the desired fair. Then click on the “Register in Handshake” button. Follow the instructions on the form to register for the fair. A step by step guide for registering can be found on Handshake’s Support Page.

  • The larger Job & Internship Fairs (STEM and All Majors) have between 800-1,500 students who attend. The smaller Job & Internship Fairs (Accounting, Education, Nursing, and Non-Profit/Government) have between 100-500.

  • This is not a function currently available within Handshake.

  • Yes. We will provide network and password on the day of the event.

  • Electricity at each of our fairs is limited. When registering for the fair, you will have the option to choose your desire for electricity. It is provided on a first- come, first-served basis based on your registration date and availability. If you are approved for a spot with electricity, you are required to bring an extension cord as we do NOT provide them for you.

General

  • Upcoming Department of Career Planning and Development events can be found in a few locations:

    • Visit www.HireKennesawState.com: Under “Home” click on Job & Internship Fairs to see upcoming Job & Internship fair dates and links to registration.
    • Visit careers.kennesaw.edu: Scroll about halfway down the page and find the “Upcoming Events” list. You can click “+View Calendar” to see events for the entire year.
  • KSU has over 200 student organizations. Many of these groups have a professional focus. You can browse the list of student organizations at: https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organizations.

    Contact a Department of Career Planning and Development staff member to schedule a meeting or other opportunities to connect with specific student groups. . 

  • Visiting the Kennesaw Campus

    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

    Directions to Visitor Lot(s) – Kennesaw Campus- download map here

    From I-75, take Exit 271 for Chastain Road (one exit north of the Town Center Mall/Barrett Parkway exit).  Turn left if northbound on I-75 (turn right if southbound).

    Visitor Lot 1 (Grid Area D-10 on the campus map) is located off Kennesaw State University Drive. From Chastain, go to the third light if northbound (second if southbound) and turn right onto Kennesaw State University Drive just beyond the soccer field on your right. Continue straight for about one tenth of a mile and park in the Welcome Center lot. Park in the pay-per-park lot. Use the directions listed on the pay station.

    Visitor Lot 2 (Grid Area F-7 on the campus map) is located off Frey Road and on Parliament Garden Way, between the Central Deck and the new Education Building. From Chastain Road you will turn right onto Frey Road and then left at the second traffic light, onto Parliament Garden Way.  Park in the pay-per-park lot. Use the directions listed on the pay station. Be sure to park in the marked Visitor area.

    The Department of Career Planning & Development Office is located at 585 Cobb Avenue, Kennesaw Hall, Building 585, Suite 2617, Kennesaw, GA 30144. (Grid Area F-10 on the campus map).

    Visiting the Marietta Campus

    1100 South Marietta Pkwy
    Marietta, Georgia 30060

    Directions to Visitor Lot(s) – Marietta Campus- download map here

    From I-75, take exit 263 (KSU Marietta Campus/120 Loop). Turn right if southbound (left if northbound) onto South Marietta Parkway. Go one mile and turn left onto Technology Way, at the main entrance of campus (you will cross over Highway 41).

    Lot P2 is located off Rossbacher Way. Once you turn onto campus, turn right at the first street (Rossbacher Way), and Visitor's Lot 2 will be on your immediate left. Park in the pay-per-park lot. Use the directions listed on the pay station. 

    P60 Parking Deck is located off Polytechnic Lane, near the Q Building. Once you turn onto campus, turn right at the first street (Rossbacher Way) and then left at the first stop sign onto Polytechnic Lane.  Follow this road until you see Deck 60 on your left.  Park in the pay-per-park are of the deck. Use the directions listed on the pay station. Be sure to park in the marked Visitor area.

  • Per KSU guidelines, flyers outside of Kennesaw State offices are not to be posted on the campus premises. Please see the KSU University Posting and Announcement Policy for details below. You can download a copy of the policy by following the link in the “Right of Refusal” policy listed below.

    * Right of Refusal - Any company or organization seeking to recruit at KSU must register a Handshake account through the Department of Career Planning and Development (DCPD). If a representative of an organization fails to comply with the Department of Career Planning and Development policies, University Posting and Announcement Policy, or NACE Principles for Employment Professionals; access to some or all DCPD services may be declined or revoked. Final approval to use Kennesaw State University facilities and services for the purposes of recruitment rests with the Executive Director of the DCPD.

    * NO SOLICITATION POLICY – The Department of Career Planning and Development does not give permission to any organization, or individual, to distribute materials of any kind throughout campus, for the purposes of recruitment. All promotional materials regarding an approved and scheduled recruiting event will be distributed directly through our staff team to interested and qualified students. Promotional materials for a confirmed recruiting event must be submitted to our office at least 7 business days before the event.

  • Given the many majors at KSU, students can graduate with knowledge in a variety of different areas. Please view the KSU Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog to view course requirements for each specific major and minor. You can also find links to each college’s website and all of our majors and programs online here.

 

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