Recruit at KSU

  • The Department of Career Planning & Development offers interview rooms for you to meet individually with KSU students and alumni to discuss position opportunities. Each interview room can accommodate up to four people. A typical interview day consists of 30 to 45 minute interview times. However, online schedules can be customized to meet your needs. This deadline driven service provides the opportunity for you to post a position(s), preview candidate resumes, and then arrange to interview students at The Department of Career Planning & Development offices. Prime recruiting season runs September through November and February through April. We require professional attire for students to participate.

    You must submit your request through OwlLink. You will receive an automated email when your request has been processed, including reservation details, instructions on how to add your position description, and deadline dates.

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

    All On-Campus Recruiting options MUST also have a position posted within OwlLink. See Step 2 & 3 below.

    Step 1: Request & Schedule Your Campus Interviews through OwlLink

    Employers must request their on-campus interviews through the OwlLink System to interview KSU students and alumni. To register click here. If you are already registered, see OwlLink (Employers) on your left to login. Once logged in, you will use the "On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)" tab at the top of the screen to request your schedule. If the OCR tab is not available, please contact us for eligibility (470-578-2724 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu). 

    Preferred Options:

    • Pre-select Interview Schedule-- Allows you the option of previewing interested students’ resumes and inviting your preferred candidates to select an interview time via an online sign up schedule
    • Pre-select to Alternate Interview Schedule - Allows you to invite "alternate" candidates to select available interview times the last day the schedule is open, if a preferred candidate declines or fails to select a slot.

    Other Options:

    • Open Schedule -- Allows candidates who meet your position requirements set forth in the job posting to select an interview time on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Room Only Reservation -- Allows you to reserve a room to interview KSU students and alumni with whom you have already made contact. Once your date request is approved, you are responsible for contacting candidates to set individual interview times. Your confirmed interview schedule must be provided to us electronically by 1 pm, at least one business day before interviews are held, including copies of candidate resumes that were submitted for the position. We also require you to provide a hard copy of the schedule to our receptionist upon your arrival for interviews.  

    IMPORTANT: If you are interviewing candidates directly after a career fair, we require scheduled candidates to be KSU students/alumni, and the schedule must include student contact information. Please email your schedule with contact info and/or resumes to Robin Knight or Ryan Whitfield the day before your scheduled interview by 7 pm, and also provide information to our receptionist upon arrival the day of the interview.

    STEP 2: Add your Position Description within OwlLink

    STEP 3: Review Resumes, Select Candidates, and Prepare for Interview Date

    Tips:

    At The Department of Career Planning & Development, we want to make sure your recruiting efforts are successful. Here are some things we have learned to help ensure a more positive recruiting outcome and campus visit.

    • Enter your job description in OwlLink as soon as possible.
    • Do not cancel or change your recruiting date unless it is absolutely necessary.
    • Select your preselected candidates in the OwlLink System by the appropriate deadline.
    • Contact students you wish to interview; either through OwlLink, email, or phone.
    • View your interview schedule online and 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) to arrive at the Career Services Center.
  • 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 OwlLink 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
    • 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.

    To request a date for an information table:

    1. Select "Events" tab from your OwlLink HOME page (if you do not have this tab viewable, please contact us directly).
    2. Click on the "Information Sessions" tab
    3. Select the gold "Request Information Session" button to request a new event
    4. Click on the down arrow to the right of the "Information Session Type" area to select Information Table option
    5. Complete the form, including KSU OwlLink Job ID number and title within the "Description of Event" area
  • Employers are invited to hold information sessions on campus to familiarize and promote their business or organizations to KSU students. These information sessions can be customized for your individual needs. The sessions are typically for one hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. There is no fee to the employer to request for an information sessions arranged through our office.

    To request a date for an information session:

    1. Select "Events" tab from your OwlLink HOME page (if you do not have this tab viewable, please contact us directly).
    2. Click on the "Information Sessions" tab
    3. Select the gold "Request Information Session" button to request a new event
    4. Click on the down arrow to the right of the "Information Session Type" area to select Information Session option
    5. Complete the form, including KSU OwlLink Job ID number and title within the "Description of Event" area, along with any specific room set-up and equipment needs you may have.

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

    • We require an active job posting within OwlLink 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
    • 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.
  • Employers posting full-time employment directly related to one of our majors, may have access to our Resume Book option in OwlLink (if you do not have this tab viewable, please contact us directly). Employers may then contact the candidates directly or have them apply according to the instructions given in the job posting.

    Resume referrals are made via the database to employers seeking candidates for paid internships or cooperative education positions (see requirements for internships and/or co-op positions).

    All other positions unrelated to one of our majors, full-time, part-time, seasonal / temporary and those posted by third party recruiters are listed as “Contact On Your Own.”  Students and/or alumni will follow the application instructions you indicate within your posting.

    NOTE: Qualifications for Information Session, Information Table, and resume book:

    • Current position(s) on Owl Link (job board) or have position(s) on your company website and/or;
    • Currently register for a KSU career fair or attended one within the past 12 months and/or;
    • Participated in KSU Information Session or Table within the past 12 months
    Third Party Recruiting Policy
    If you are a Third-Party Recruiter posting a job for a client, it will be necessary to disclose the client’s company name for whom you are recruiting in the Job Description box. All positions posted by third-party recruiters without the client’s company name will be deleted from the system. Third-party recruiters are eligible to participate in the Career Fair ONLY IF they are recruiting for their own respective organization OR they explicitly state the company they are representing at the time of the fair. Also see NACE Third Party Recruiting Policy. Recruiting complexities that exist for a third-party recruiter far surpass those of a typical employer. Therefore, The Department of Career Planning & Development reserves the right to deny access and participation to any third-party employer.
    Temporary agencies or staffing services are employers, not third-party recruiters, and will be expected to comply with the professional conduct principles set forth for employer professionals. These are organizations that contract to provide individuals qualified to perform specific tasks or complete specific projects for a client organization. Individuals perform work at the client organization, but are employed and paid by the agency.
    Network/Multilevel
    Marketing companies are prohibited from using the university’s career services to recruit students for commission only employment and internships. Salaried or hourly positions for the corporate divisions of these companies are permitted. Furthermore, companies that require employees to purchase equipment or inventory for resale are not permitted to use our Department's services. Organizations offering franchise opportunities are also prohibited. Companies that offer either commission only fulltime positions or require further training and licensure paid by the candidate must disclose this information when posting a position or recruiting on campus.
  • The Department of Career Planning & Development offers four to six programs per year on specific industries or special employment-related topics. Employer representatives are given a few minutes to present. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session with the students and alumni, and finishes with a "mix and mingle" session.

    The Department of Career Planning & Development also offers four to six programs per year on specific industries or special employment-related topics. Employer representatives are encouraged to volunteer their talents and time to assist and share with our students and alumni.

    Email careerctr@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-2724 if you are interested in participating in these events.

    Kennesaw State University Department of Career Planning & Development subscribes to and endorses the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals as published by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE). These principles provide a framework for professional relationships among colleges / universities, employing organizations, and candidates. The full text of these principles is available at http://www.naceweb.org/principles.

Right of Refusal - Any company or organization seeking to recruit at KSU must register an OwlLink account through The Department of Career Planning & Development (CPD). If a representative of an organization fails to comply with The Department of Career Planning & Development's policies, University Posting and Announcement Policy, or NACE Principles for Employment Professionals; access to some or all CPD services may be declined or revoked. Final approval to use Kennesaw State University facilities and services for the purposes of recruitment rests with the Director of the CPD.
NO SOLICITATION POLICY - The Department of Career Planning & 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.
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