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Companies source and recruit potential employees through a variety of methods, thus students may want to use a combination of avenues to find opportunities:

from exploring potential jobs and internships with 100+ employers in one day at a career fair to connecting via social media, such as LinkedIn.


Video Resource:

The Employer Perspective: The Job Search | Panel Discussion from September 2020

Career Fairs & related events

The KU Engineering Career Centers hosts two major career fairs each year targeting just engineering and computing students.

Students are highly encouraged to attend both the September and February career fairs since different companies may be at each event.

Fall VIRTUAL Engineering & Computing Career Fair:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


List of participating companies available in mid-August

IHAWKe Diversity Event

Information coming soon!
 Spring Engineering & Computing Career Fair:

Thursday, February 14, 2019 from Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Kansas Union

List of participating companies available in mid-January

Who may attend?
  • Current KU students (any major).
  • Previous students or alumni of KU (any major).
  • Current students attending KU pre-engineering or dual degree engineering programs at Baker University and Washburn University.
  • Current students attending KU dual degree IT program at Johnson County Community College.
  • Current students attending Haskell Indian Nations University - as part of the Haskell / KU Partnership
  • Individuals who attended colleges/ universities outside of the immediate area (75 mile radius) may pre-register to attend by requesting reciprocal services.
  • Individuals requesting reciprocal services should have their college career center email ecc@ku.edu & request reciprocal services on your behalf (include your name, your email, university name, and years attended or graduated).
Top Ten Preparation Tips
  1. Write or update your resume & have it reviewed by the Engineering Career Center.
  2. Prepare a 30 second "commercial" about yourself ("elevator speech") & practice it. Here's How.
  3. Know the "Key Qualities" companies seek & include your strengths / skills that align with these qualities in your resume & 30 second "commercial".
  4. Select professional attire.
  5. Research companies - an online list of participating organizations (searchable by major) will be available at the beginning of each semester.
  6. Develop a few questions for your favorite companies.
  7. Plan your arrival time & strategy (choose & prioritize companies).
  8. Print off multiple copies of resumes on resume paper (available free at the Engineering Career Center Room 1410 LEEP 2).
  9. Pack-up supplies (pen, paper, resumes in a nice folder or padfolio to keep them looking crisp, small shoulder bag type purse for keys & phone if no pockets).
  10. Arrange to leave laptops / valuables at home or other safe place if possible (since no locked storage space available at career fair).
Career Fair Day
  • Consider traveling to the fair in comfortable shoes, then switching to dress shoes.
  • Use your KU ID (seven digit, all numbers) to check-in at the Career Fair & get your nametag.
  • Wear your nametag on your right side.
  • If this is your first career fair, wait to talk with your favorite companies until you've approached a few other employers.
  • Greet employers with a firm handshake and maintain good eye contact.
  • Utilize your prepared 30 second "commercial" and questions for company.
  • Request a business card or contact information for follow-up.
  • After leaving the company booth, double check business card includes the name of the person you spoke with.
  • Take note of conversation and next steps.
  • Send a thank you letter or email.

On Campus Interviews & Info Sessions

During the fall & spring semesters, employers visit campus to interview students for internship, co-op and full-time positions.

To ensure complete access to all opportunities, students should "register" with the Engineering Career Center (ECC) - which provides permission for the ECC to release student resumes to employers, among other things. 

Job & Internship Postings

HireJayhawks.com is the crossroads between Jayhawk engineering and computing students and prospective employers.  .

A quick snapshot of recent job, internship, and research postings (divided into ) is available at:

Full-time postings

Full-time postings

Internship postings

Internship postings

Research opportunites

Research opportunites

Position postings for college students typically are cyclical, with larger numbers of listings in the beginning of each semester.

Check out the complete list of HireJayhawks.com postings and other opportunities by logging in below:


Current students use KU online ID and password to log-in (the same log-in used to access Blackboard and other KU-related portals).

Alumni or students who have questions or difficulty logging in should contact the Engineering Career Center at ecc@ku.edu or 785-864-3891.

Government Positions

Explore.options and programs.

U.S. Federal Governement

Company Research Links

Discover potential employers by specific majors, industries, or interests.


Vault Career Insider provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession — and how to position yourself to land that job. Free access provided by KU Career Services.

Lists of  Companies

Virtual Opportunities

Virtual or Remote Jobs and Internship Links
  • VirtualVocations - remote jobs and internship positions
  • Jobspresso - curated list of remote jobs, a few internships
  • We Work Remotely - large remote work community
  • Remote.co - pretty active job postings; more computing positions than engineering
  • Parker Dewey - compiles Micro-internship opportunities
  • FlexJobs - Engineering jobs.  You need to become a member to see some postings.
Virtual positions listed on Traditional Job Boards

Be especially vigilant of fraudulent postings in these unprecendented times.  Be wary of any position that seems to good to be true or asks for personal information such as bank accounts or social security numbers.

Project or Gig Jobs

Look for "micro" internships or gig jobs to gain experience: short-term, professional, paid work experiences (typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work.) In addition to Parker Dewey, KU Mentoring has a new feature that connects students with KU alumni who have project work available.

How to Get a Gig Job - Indeed

Engineering Career Center Events
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Hire Jayhawks

Meet with a Career Advisor

Schedule a 30 minute appointment


Drop-in for 15 minute meeting

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., when fall and spring classes are in session.