FAQs - Students
Current students and recent graduates, you should be able to log in to HireJayhawks.com com using your KU online ID and password--the same credentials you use to log in to Blackboard, Enroll & Pay, etc. If you do not have a KU online ID and password but do have a HireJayhawks.com username and password, you may log in using this link.
If you have trouble logging in, please contact your career services office. See below for their contact information.
Students other than those in the School of Engineering have access to HireJayhawks.com as soon as they have a KU online ID and password, and their account remains active for free up through six months after they graduate. Alumni wanting access beyond six months after graduation will need to pay a $40 annual fee for reactivation.
Students in the School of Engineering, HireJayhawks.com is available to you as soon as you are issued a KU online ID as well. You can continue to use HireJayhawks.com and other Engineering Career Center services as an alumni for no charge. Simply contact the ECC at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your email address and notification preferences.
All KU students have a HireJayhawks.com account. To activate your account, log in and complete all required fields your your account profile.
You are responsible for maintaining accurate account information, as this information will not automatically be transferred from other university systems.
You will need to complete the personal, academic and privacy information in the Update My Account section in the left navigation menu. Please note – This is NOT the Update My Profile section. Required information is notated by a red asterisk. For work authorization, U.S. Citizens should select “Legally eligible to work” AND “U.S. Citizen.” Each page asks you to click Save or Next; by clicking Next, your information will be automatically saved.
You may choose to change your settings to receive emails under the Update My Account (in the left navigation menu), Privacy Settings tab. It is strongly suggested that you opt to receive emails from career services. The information we send out is relevant to recruiting and will provide you with the information that you need to have a successful recruiting experience.
Within the job or internship posting section of HireJayhawks.com, use the filters and keywords search box to narrow your search. Once you have filters that best represent what you are looking for, click "Create Job Alert" in the upper right corner. Click "Job Alerts ()" to adjust how ofen you receive email alerts with new postings based on your set parameters (daily, weekly, etc.). You may also trash alerts you no longer need in the "Job Alerts ()" section. You may create as many alerts as you would like..
Click on the View My On-Campus Interviews tab in the left navigation menu and find the job title you were selected to interview for. You will see the Job Title and your invited status under the Requested Interviews tab. Click on the three dots under the “Invited” to select your interview time. The location of the interview is noted under the job title before you select your interview time. Your interview will now show up under the Scheduled Interviews tab.
To sign up for an on-campus interview with an employer recruiting through the University Career Center:
Employers interviewing at the University Career Center reserve interview rooms on the first floor of Summerfield Hall, in the University Career Center interview suites but create their own schedules. It will be indicated in the job postings on HireJayhawks that an employer is conducting on campus interviews. Please follow the employer’s instructions to apply. Employers will be contacting qualified candidates to sign them up for interviews. You will not be able to sign up for interviews held at the University Career Center through HireJayhawks.
To sign up for a mock interview through the school of business:
Mock interviews are set up as open schedules of on-campus interviewing. To sign up:
- Log into your HireJayhawks.com account.
- You have two options to search for mock interviews:
- Use the search box at the top of the home page to search by the employer name OR
- Click “Find Jobs & Internships” on the left hand side of the home page, then “All Job Postings,” then click on “Advanced Search” and search by position type “other” in the pop up box.
- Click on the job title of the mock interview—Mock interviews will usually have the position title of “Business Mock Interviews.”
- Once you’re in the posting, click on “Apply and Interview” at the top right.
- This will bring up a pop up box that will allow you to select the resume with which you wish to apply; once you’ve selected that, click “Submit.”
- Next you will get a list pop up box that says “Click here to schedule an interview for this position.”
- Click on this to view available time slots.
- Choose the time you want and click “Submit.”
***If you do not select a time, you will be added to the wait-list only. If no time slots are available, it will say “There are no interview slots remaining for this day. Please choose another day if available.”—you will be on the wait list but check back often to see if a time slot opens up
To check the time/location of your mock interview, to see if a time slot has opened up, or to cancel a mock interview or take yourself off a wait-list:
- From the home page, click on “View my On-Campus Interviews”
- If you’ve scheduled an interview, it will be listed under “Scheduled Interviews” and will contain the date, time and location (check in for all business mock interviews in 1130 Cap Fed)
- If you are on a wait-list, it will be listed under “Requested Interviews.” If you want to view available time slots, click on the three vertical dots on the right hand side and select “Schedule”
- If you want to cancel mock interview, click on the three vertical dots on the right hand side and then select “Withdraw”
Update My Profile: Update my Profile simply allows you to create a public listing of your account by creating a web link that can be sent to employers. This page is much like a LinkedIn profile. Career Services suggest using LinkedIn rather than this tool.
Update My Account: Update My Account maintains accurate information to help you receive more accurate notifications, emails, and suggested jobs and internships from the system related to your career goals.
The most important section to always keep updated in the Update My Account section. This will display 7 subtabs:
***Required fields are noted by a red asterisk.
Personal – Fill out your contact information (private from employers and other students).
Academic – Verify your graduation date, year in school, Major, GPA, and Citizenship. For work authorization, U.S. Citizens should select “Legally eligible to work” AND “U.S. Citizen.” Please also select your practice areas of interest and your geographic location preferences.
Privacy – Choose privacy settings that fit your needs. It is strongly suggested that you opt to receive emails from career services. The information we send out is relevant to recruiting and will provide you with the information that you need to have a successful recruiting experience.
Career Outcomes – Log jobs, internships, externships, etc. that you’ve had.
Password/Preferences – You should be able to log in with your KU ID and password. If not, please call your career services office.
Activity Summary – This keeps a log of all of your activities that you perform in your Symplicity account (e.g., applying to a job, creating a job search agent, etc.).
Notifications – Settings for alerts