Connect with Employers
Every year companies come to the KU campus to connect with and recruit School of Engineering students. Some employers only visit campus in the fall, so it can be advantageous to start the job or internship search process in early September.
Favorite college recruitment methods for employers include Career Fairs and On-Campus Interviews.
Plan to attend the next Engineering & Computing Career Fair:
- Scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014
- No fee or pre-registration required
KU School of Engineering Career Fairs are open to the following individuals:
- Current University of Kansas students (any major)
- Previous students or alumni of University of Kansas (any major)
- Current students attending KU pre-engineering or dual degree engineering programs at Baker University and Washburn University
- Individuals who attended colleges/universities OUTSIDE of the immediate area (75 mile radius) may pre-register to attend by requesting reciprocal services. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include, name, university attended, and years attended. An e-mail from the individual’s college career center requesting reciprocal services on the student’s behalf, is also required.
- Students INSIDE the immediate area (75 mile radius) may not attend unless, as stated above, they are attending KU pre-engineering or dual degree programs at Baker or Washburn.
Find out more about On-Campus Interviews:
- During the fall and spring semesters, employers visit campus to interview students for internship, co-op and permanent positions.
- Registered students utilize our on-line Career Connections system to request and schedule interviews.
- Deadlines to request on-campus interviews tend to be early in the semester.
Know What Employers Want
According to an employer survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - Job Outlook 2012, Top skills and qualities that employers rate as important in new college graduates are:
- Ability to work in a team setting
- Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems
- Ability to obtain and process information
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
- Ability to analyze quantitative data
- Technical knowledge related to the job