Recruit at KSU

All KSU recruitment options start in Handshake, giving you one place you can add, view, and edit your recruitment events and postings. Some options are only available after you have engaged with our department. Reach out to our team if you don't see an option in you are seeking in Handshake.

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Interview Kennesaw State University Candidates

The Department of Career Planning & Development (DCPD) offers several ways for recruiters to meet individually with KSU students and alumni to discuss open opportunities. Please review the types of interview scheduling below and select the option that is the best fit for your company. Prime collegiate recruiting season runs September through November and February through April.

Types of Interview Scheduling

  • At Your Location/VirtualRecruiter invites candidates to interview at your offices or virtually through an online meeting platform (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.). Please use the information provided on the resume or application to contact candidates directly and schedule interviews. 
  • Preselect Schedule: Recruiter requests an interview schedule to be set up in Handshake. Recruiters review applications and select candidates they would like to interview, and then candidates select interview time slots within the system. Interview schedules are confirmed 2-business days before interviews are held. This can also be done for virtual interviews.
  • Open Schedule: Recruiter requests an interview schedule in Handshake, that allows candidates to apply during a specific application period. If the candidate meets qualifications set within the schedule, they can select an interview time slot immediately after submitting their application. This can also be done for virtual interviews.
  • Build Your Own / Room Only: Recruiters request a schedule in Handshake to interview candidates they identified through earlier recruiting activities such as fairs, job postings, etc. The space is reserved in Handshake and you are responsible for scheduling candidates directly to interview times. This can also be done for virtual interviews.

NOTE: Professional attire is required for students to participate.

***Only Equal Opportunity Employers may use KSU facilities to interview. 

How to Request an Interview Schedule in Handshake

  1. Log into your employer Handshake account at https://kennesaw.joinhandshake.com/login.
  2. Select to "Request an Interview Schedule" from your home dashboard. You may view the Handshake Help article or the short training video for step-by-step visual assistance.
  3. Complete the form by selecting Kennesaw State University and filling out the rest of the “Basics” tab with your information.
  4. Select an interview date and how many rooms/spaces you would like for planning purposes in the “Requested Room Count” area.
  5. Choose the type of interview schedule (Preselect, Open, or Build Your Own/Room Only) for your timeline and template.
  6. Virtual interviews can be scheduled by indicating the platform you plan to use in the notes section of the event (Zoom, GoToMeeting, Webex or Microsoft Teams). Let us know if you should need assistance.
  7. Add the job description for candidates to apply through Handshake or enter your corporate website link for the application.
  8. Allow our team 2 business days to review and process requests.

Tips for Successful Interviewing on Campus

  • Submit your job posting in Handshake as early as possible for students to review and apply. Refrain from making changes to your recruiting date and schedule unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Select  preselect candidates in Handshake by the designated deadline.
  • Contact us as soon as possible if you must make ANY changes to your interview schedule at 470-578-2724 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu).
  • Make sure any representative(s) who will be coming on campus have all the information needed (map, parking instructions, and other directions) for the interview location scheduled.

Campus Information Tables

We place these tables in a high traffic area for 2-4hrs during the busiest period of the day (10 am - 2 pm). You will receive an email with reservation details when your request has been processed.

  • We require that you have an active job posting within Handshake when requesting an information table.
  • Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks before you want the information table on campus. This will allow time to advertise for a successful event.
  • Information tables cannot be reserved for the first two weeks of class, during holidays and scheduled university closings, or the last two weeks of the semester. 
  • A six-foot table and 2 chairs will be provided.
  • If a position you are recruiting for includes commission only pay, base pay plus commission or start‐up costs to the employee, signage must be at the table clearly indicating this information at all times. Failure to follow these policies will prevent the employer from future use of our services.

You may request a specific location to meet your recruiting needs. Due to space constraints an employer may not recruit more than twice in one semester using the information table 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 reschedule your information table date for any reason, you must submit 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 which should include 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 
  4. Include a couple alternate dates within the "Description" area, in case we can't accommodate your first selected option.
  5. Provide your active Job Title and Job # within the request, so we can understand what type of candidates you are looking to recruit to try to reserve the best location for your event.

Helpful Tips to Consider for a Successful Information Table:

  • Bring a tablecloth that ideally displays your company name.
  • Think about display items that will grab students’ attention; maybe something that relates to the majors you are seeking.
  • Have something tangible to distribute that describes the internship, job or application process (how to apply).
  • Provide a candy bowl or wrapped snack bars to draw students in. It can make your table more approachable.
  • Bring a handcart to transport 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, 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.
  • Consider "going green" and offering digital flyers and information via a QR code. Include direct links to apply for a posting or to register for an upcoming event.

Campus Information Sessions & Presentations

Employers are welcome to hold information sessions on campus to familiarize and promote their business to KSU students. These information sessions are most successful once you have a number of interested candidates and you would like to provide additional (or next step) information to them as a group. Information sessions can be customized to fit your recruiting needs. The sessions are typically 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 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 pay, base pay plus commission or 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.
  4. Include a couple alternate dates within the "Description" area, in case we can't accommodate your first selected option.
  5. Provide your active Job Title and Job # within the request, so we can understand what type of candidates you are looking to recruit to try to reserve the best location for your event.

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

Online Resume Books

You must meet specific trust scores (80+) within Handshake in order to have access to generate resume books. See below for instructions to download a resume book.

  1. First, search for students by 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.

To Generate a Resume Book, You Must Have

  • Current position(s) in Handshake; have an open position on your company website; be registered for a KSU job & internship fair or attended one within the past 12 months; participated in KSU Information Table or Session within the past 12 months.

Other Recruiting Options

The Department of Career Planning & Development offers several student outreach options each semester. Here is a list of some common options:

  • Resume critiques
  • Mock interviews
  • Guest speaker opportunities
  • Career exploration events
  • Job & Internship Fairs
  • And more! We are always exploring new ways to connect you to students and we are open to your ideas and suggestions.

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 abide by the our policies and procedures.

 

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