Information for Employers

Thank you for your interest in recruiting from the College of Engineering at Iowa State University! Engineering Career Services helps employers connect with thousands of current students and alumni who are prepared to make a difference in the world through creative, innovative engineering solutions.  With the exception of career fairs, all employer services are provide free of charge.  More information can be found by following the links on this page, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Information Regarding Fall 2020 Recruiting: Limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensuring the safety of students and campus visitors is a priority of Iowa State University.  Large in-person recruiting events will not be held during the fall 2020 semester due to the difficulty of ensuring adequate physical distancing.  However, systems for virtual networking and interviewing are in place to facilitate the effective recruiting of ISU students.  Engineering Career Services is eager to assist employers that have questions about recruiting effectively using virtual methods. See more information regarding virtual recruiting options here.


Whether hiring for post-graduation or internship/co-op positions,
please take advantage of the following recruiting activities:

POST JOBS PARTICIPATE IN CAREER FAIRS INTERVIEW ON CAMPUS HOLD AN INFO SESSION HIRE ANINTERN Connect with Engineering Talent(Click on an area of the image for more info) Two of the nation’s largest career fairs held annually! Approximately 1,000student and alumni CyHire logins each day! Free and convenient – improve your recruiting success! A great way to network and increase name recognitionon campus! Complete projects and identify potential for full-time hires!

Download our Hiring Iowa State Engineering Students and Alumni Information Sheet for an abbreviated version of the information found on the above linked pages.

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Special Announcement:
Iowa employers may qualify for grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to help pay the cost of employing interns.

The Iowa Student Internship Program provides grants to small and medium-sized companies in bioscience, advanced manufacturing or information technology. This helps to offset the financial portion of intern wages.   Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 Iowa Student Internship Program Applications are open until April 30, 2021 or until funds are depleted. For more information and to apply go to:

The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Internship program provides grants to Iowa companies that offer internships to students of Iowa community colleges, private colleges, regents universities or to students who graduated from an Iowa high school and attend a college or university outside of Iowa.  FY 2021 is full and application is closed. The application for FY 2022 will open July 1, 2021. For more information and to apply


Engineering Career Services Annual Report

View recruiting information for the past year, including: Career Fairs, On-Campus Interviewing, Experiential Education, and much more!

2019-2020 Engineering Career Services Annual Report Cover
Click to view Annual Report