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 the Career Fair and Mass Interview Day events, all employer services are provided 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.

Please take advantage of the following recruiting activities:

  • Post Positions in CyHireThis is the primary way to make ISU students and alumni aware of your open positions year-round.
  • Participate in Career FairsEach semester the College of Engineering hosts some of the nation’s largest career fairs with thousands of students seeking co-ops, internships, and post-graduation positions.
  • Interview on Campus: Each semester, the day after an in-person career fair is the Mass Interview Day event. Throughout the rest of the semester, reserving interview rooms is free, convenient, and shown to improve your recruiting success. We can also assist with coordinating virtual interviews.
  • Hold an Info SessionThis is a great way to network and increase name recognition with students. These can take place on campus or virtually.
  • Hire for Co-ops and Internships: Complete projects and identify the potential for post-graduation hires.

Download our Guide to Hiring ISU Engineers for an abbreviated version of the information found on the above-linked pages.

More Employer Information

  • Additional Ways to Connect with Students:  Get involved in student activities and projects to increase name recognition and see emerging engineering talent in action.
  • Partner with ISU:  Explore the ways you can build your relationship with Iowa State’s College of Engineering to develop engineers, expand knowledge, improve technologies, and make new discoveries.

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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 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Iowa Student Internship Program Applications are open until April 30, 2022 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.  The application for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 is now open until April 30, 2022. For more information and to apply