Recruit at KSU

  • 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 scheduling below and select the option that best fits your recruiting needs. Prime recruiting season runs September through November and February through April.

    Types of Interview Scheduling

    • At Your Location/VirtualRecruiter reviews applications submitted during a job fair or through a posting and invite 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 your interviews. 
    • Preselect Schedule: Recruiter requests schedule in Handshake that allows system management of applicants and scheduling. Candidates apply for position(s) posted, 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 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 met previously during other recruiting activities such as fairs, job postings, etc. The room or space is reserved in the system and you are responsible for scheduling candidates directly to schedule 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. Tests administered on campus must be validated by the Equal Opportunity Commission.

    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 with creating a link in Teams to host virtual interviews.
    7. Add the job description for candidates to apply through Handshake or enter your corporate website for 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 soon as possible for students to review and apply. Refrain from making changes to your recruiting date and schedule unless it is absolutely necessary.
    • Select your preselect candidates in Handshake by the designated deadline.
    • Contact us as soon as possible if you must make ANY changes (470-578-6555 or careerctr@kennesaw.edu).
    • Make sure the representative(s) who will be coming on campus has all the information needed (map, parking instructions, and other directions) for the location scheduled.

    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 Campus Resources" 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 Campus Resources" 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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