Recruit at KSU

  • The Department of Career Planning & Development (DCPD) offers interview rooms for you to meet individually with KSU students and alumni to discuss position opportunities. This deadline driven service provides the opportunity for you to post a position(s), preview candidate resumes, and then arrange to interview students in our offices. Each interview room can accommodate up to four people. Prime recruiting season runs September through November and February through April. NOTE: Professional attire is required for students to participate.

    ***Only Equal Opportunity Employers may use KSU facilities to interview. Tests administered on campus must be validated by the Equal Opportunity Commission.

    Employers must request on-campus interviews through the Handshake system. If you are not currently using Handshake, click here for steps on how to create an Employer User account. If you are already registered, click here. If the “Interviews” tab is not available on the left-hand menu, please contact us for eligibility (470-578-2724 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu). 

    On Campus Interview Options:

    • Preselect Interview Schedule - Allows you the option to manage the on campus recruiting process through Handshake. Students will apply online, employers can select who they want to interview, and then candidates select interview time in the system. You will then confirm your interview schedule 2-business days before interviews.
    • Room Only Reservation -- Allows you to select candidates based on prior recruiting activities (career fairs, job postings, etc.) and reserve the space to conduct your interviews on our campus. After your request is approved in the system, you are responsible for contacting candidates to set individual interview times and advise them of the location of the interview. Your confirmed interview schedule must be provided to us via email (careerctr@kennesaw.edu, including candidate resumes) by noon at least one business day before interviews are held. We also require you to provide a hard copy of the schedule to our front office staff upon arrival for interviews.

    Video: How do I post an interview schedule?

    Tips:

    DCPD wants to make sure your recruiting efforts are successful. Here are some helpful tips to ensure a more positive recruiting outcome and campus visit.

    • Submit your job posting in Handshake as soon as possible.
      refrain from making changes to your recruiting date unless it is absolutely necessary.
    • Select your preselected candidates in Handshake by the appropriate deadline.
    • Contact us as soon as possible if you must make ANY changes.
    • Make sure the representative(s) who will be coming on campus has all the information needed (map, parking instructions, and other directions).

    Handshake Employer Resource Page

  • This option provides additional visibility on campus to promote your job posting. It is generally held for 2-4 hours during the busiest period of the day (10 am to 2 pm) in a high traffic lobby area. You will receive an automated email when your request has been processed, along with reservation details.

    • We require an active job posting within Handshake prior to requesting an information table.
    • Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks before you would like to recruit on campus. This will allow time to reserve the space and advertise for a successful event.
    • Information tables cannot be reserved for the first two weeks of class, during student holidays and scheduled university closings, or the last two weeks of the semester. See Semester Important Dates under the "General Information" section at the bottom of the "Employers" section of our website.
    • If a position includes any of the following features (commission only, base plus commission, start‐up costs to the employee) there must be signage at the table clearly indicating this at all times. Failure to follow these policies will prevent the employer from future use of our services.

    A six‐foot table and chairs will be reserved and set up for you in a high-traffic lobby area of one of the major areas of study, typically between 10 am and 2 pm. However, you may customize your request to meet your recruiting needs. To be fair to other employer needs and campus agencies needing promotional space, an employer may not recruit more than twice in one semester using the table promotion service. While staffing a table, employers are limited to promoting their recruiting opportunities at their table only. No solicitation of products or services is allowed. If you must cancel your recruiting date for any reason, you must resubmit for another date and allow at least 3 weeks for confirmation. *KSU reserves the right to change these requirements.

    Request an Information Table in Handshake:

    1. Log into your Employer Handshake account and select the "Create an Event" option from the Home dashboard. Contact us at 470-578-2724 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu if you do not see this option or should need further assistance.
    2. Type the Event Name; it should reflect Information Table. There is no need to repeat your company name.
    3. Select Kennesaw State University as the "Host School" and Employer on-Site as the "Type" of Event. Complete the form including all * areas, as they are required.
    4. Include a couple alternate dates within the "Description" area, as we may not be able to accommodate your first selected date and/or time.
    5. Provide your active Job Title and Job # within the request, so we know what candidates you are looking to recruit and can reserve the best location for your event.

    Helpful Tips to Consider for a Successful Information Table:

    • Bring a tablecloth; preferably one that displays your company name.
    • Think about display items to grab students’ attention; tabletop items, something that indicates the majors you are seeking.
    • Have something tangible to distribute that describes the internship or job and application process (how to apply).
    • Provide a candy bowl or wrapped snack bars to draws students in. It can provide interest to approach the table.
    • Bring a handcart that will be helpful in transporting your materials from the parking location to the scheduled event location.
    • Make sure your display items are visible and obvious.
    • Seek the students out—engage, say hello, ask them about their major, class standing, career interests, etc.
    • Understand the ebb and flow nature of class time. During the flow stand out in front of the table to engage students.
    • Give a brief overview of your company, open positions, etc.
  • Employers are invited to hold information sessions on campus to familiarize and promote their business or organizations to KSU students. These information sessions are most successful after a career fair, previous posting(s), or an information table has been held, and you have a number of interested candidates that your team would like to provide additional (or next step) information to them as a group. They can be customized to fit your recruiting team needs. The sessions are typically for one hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays (between 12-2 pm or 4-6 pm). There is no fee to the employer to request an information session through our office.

    • We require an active job posting within Handshake prior to requesting an information session.
    • Requests must be submitted at least 4 weeks before you would like to recruit on campus. This will allow time to reserve the space and advertise for a successful event.
    • Information sessions cannot be reserved for the first two weeks of class, during student holidays and scheduled university closings, or the last two weeks of the semester. Please see Semester Important Dates under the "General Information" section at the bottom of the "Employers" section of our website.
    • If a position includes any of the following features (commission only, base plus commission, start‐up costs to the employee) there must be signage in the room clearly indicating this at all times. Failure to follow these policies will prevent the employer from future use of our services.

    To Request an Information Session in Handshake:

    1. Log into your Employer Handshake account and select the "Create an Event" option from the Home dashboard. Contact us at 470-578-2724 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu if you do not see this option or should need further assistance.
    2. Type the Event Name; there is no need to repeat your company name.
    3. Select Kennesaw State University as the "Host School" and complete the form including all * areas, as they are required.
    4. Include a couple alternate dates within the "Description" area, as we may not be able to accommodate your first selected date and/or time.
    5. Provide your active Job Title and Job # within the request, so we know what candidates you are looking to recruit and can reserve the best location for your event.

    Note: Any recruiting event that has been confirmed, may be "academically bumped" at any time if the space is needed for academic reasons.

  • You must meet specific trust scores (80+) and areas within Handshake in order to generate resume books. If you have this access, see below for instructions to download a resume package.

    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 checkbox to select each of these students. To select ALL use the checkbox in the top right (# of # students selected) and choose “Download Resumes or More Actions. This will create resume packages as a PDF or Zip file.

    Qualifications:

    • a current position(s) in Handshake (job board) or have an open position(s) on your company website and/or; currently registered for a KSU job & internship fair or attended one within the past 12 months and/or; participated in KSU Information Table or Session within the past 12 months
  • The Department of Career Planning & Development offers several student outreach options each semester. Please contact a member of the Employer Relations Team at 470-578-2724 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu if you are interested in participating in one of these options.

All employers recruiting at Kennesaw State University must accept and abide by the following policies and procedures.  


 

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