Student meeting with employers at career fair

Employer Resources

The University of Kansas offers many resources to help connect students with employers through the HireJayhawks system.

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HireJayhawks for Employers

Login to HireJayhawks to access employer services such as updating your company and account profile, posting a job or internship position, registering for career fairs and events, accessing student resume books, and requesting on-campus recruitment dates.  Please see below for information on services offered through the HireJayhawks.com system.

HireJayhawks Services

Ensure that students have the most up to date information about your company or organization by logging into HireJayhawks and updating your profile.  This information can include social media links as well as videos showcasing your organization.

One of the best ways to connect with KU students is by posting your opportunities with us. This service is free and you can get started at HireJayhawks where you register as an employer and start posting your opportunities. All KU students have access to this service and are encouraged to use it when searching for internships and jobs. 

Please note that the University of Kansas uses the Symplicity platform for HireJayhawks.  Jobs must be posted to HireJayhawks and not other external systems such as Handshake.  Marketing and communication of jobs and employers to KU students is done through Symplicity, so that your organization's opportunities receive the most visibility.  

This year we are offering many of our services and events virtually as well as in-person. We will be holding a number of career fairs where you can network with students. Career fairs are a great way to meet with a variety of students in one day and promote your brand as well as your opportunities. Login to HireJayhawks to view and register for upcoming events.

If have any recruiting activities (online info sessions, scholarships, diversity programs, webinars, etc.), please send those our way and we can easily incorporate those events into our calendar and weekly newsletters. We do not send them weekly in the summer, but we will touch base with students a few times throughout.

These opportunities can be emailed to KUCareer@ku.edu and we will post them on HireJayhawks.com and the University Career Center website calendar.

Employers can hold an information session on campus or virtually and invite students to come and learn more about their opportunities. Our offices can help arrange space and advertise this session to students.  Login to HireJayhawks to request an information session.

Mock interviews provide a great opportunity to ensure that your company is top-of-mind with students. These can be held virtually or in-person.  The HireJayhawks system can help with scheduling and facilitating mock interviews. We greatly appreciate the volunteer support provided by employers through mock interview program.

Please contact one of our career services offices for more information.

The University Career Center has implemented a Career Communities model which allows KU students to explore career pathways in a more focused and personalized way. In addition to viewing the job opportunities posted in HireJayhawks, students receive customized newsletters that highlight jobs and internships specific to their interests.

If you have not yet reserved a date for on-campus interviews, we encourage you to do so. On-campus interviews provide an additional layer of promotion for your opportunities and are managed through HireJayhawks.com. Maximize your candidate pool by working with a career services office to facilitate interviews following a career fair. On-campus interviews can be done virtually or in-person. We recommend logging into HireJayhawks to reserve and lock in your interview dates as soon as possible.

Please contact one of our career services offices for more information.

Resume books can be an effective tool for employers when used in tandem with other recruiting efforts. Employers who have an approved, active account in HireJayhawks can request resume book access from their career services office. An active account will show job postings, information sessions, career fair participation, or other recruitment activity at KU.

Employers utilizing resume books as part of their recruitment strategy are encouraged to: 

  • Be intentional about reaching out. Students receive a lot of email, and mass emailing them or emailing to often may dilute your message, or worse, leave it unread. For the best success, only reach out to students who you feel fit your needs. 
     
  • Utilize the service for active hiring. Stockpiled resumes can quickly become outdated, and students may move on to other opportunities. Using resume books for active hiring improves your chances for connecting with candidates who are actively seeking employment. 
     
  • Know your audience. Most students in HireJayhawks are seeking internships or a full-time, post-graduation position that require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.  
     
  • Keep it confidential. To maintain the utmost confidentiality of student information, employment professional are not permitted to disclose any student information to another organization without the written consent of the student.

Other Services

If you are looking to hire students who have already graduated, the KU Alumni Center has a newly launched platform where you can share job leads. The platform is called the Jayhawk Career Network.  The Jayhawk Career Network includes the Alumni Job Board and KU Mentoring platform.  Provide your email address and join as a career partner (if you’re a KU graduate, join as alumni and you have the option of becoming a mentor to both students at KU and alumni).

Please note, this platform is only for hiring KU Alumni and not current students. Please use www.HireJayhawks.com to post entry-level and internship positions.

Table in the Business School

We offer a free “tabling” option in Capitol Federal Hall atrium area. This table usually has some sort of food and/or giveaways (optional), along with information about career opportunities and a representative or two to talk with students in-between classes. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cheryl Webb at cwebb@ku.edu or (785) 864-8045. Parking fees are not covered by KU.

Table through the University Career Center

A great way to informally network with students is to hold an information table in the Kansas Union. The 4th floor lobby is the main traffic area for tabling and the UCC can assist with reserving space. The Kansas Union charges employers $20 per day for a table. If you are interested in reserving table space, contact Ann Hartley at ahartley@ku.edu or (785) 864-4517.