Connecting with Students

Creating a presence on campus and regularly engaging with students are important strategies for recruiting highly sought-after candidates.  Name recognition and company image are important when trying to attract the attention of busy college students.  Interacting with students provides opportunities to evaluate skill sets, interests, and personalities.

Please take advantage of the services that the College provides to help employers connect with students and alumni.  These include posting jobs on CyHire, attending career fairs, interviewing on campus, holding information sessions, and employing students for co-ops or internships.  The following additional activities can increase name recognition on campus and provide added networking opportunities.

Participate in Student Development

Get involved in a Capstone Design Project or make a technical presentation to a class. Class presentations require an invitation from the instructor and must be related to the course. ECS can assist you in making connections with instructors in the areas of your interest. To request a class presentation, use the online Classroom Speaker Request form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

Build Name Recognition on Campus

Have a descriptive company profile in CyHire and include a logo to increase name recognition. Students look at company profiles in CyHire when deciding what positions to apply for, so making your company profile detailed and accurate can make a big impact.

Make connections with student organizations by setting up info sessions, sponsoring teams, or inviting them to participate in networking events or tours. Visit: Engage with Students to find information on these great student organizations and how to connect with them.

Please note, it is the function of Engineering Career Services to support the recruitment-related activities of employers engaging with students on-campus, off-campus, virtually, or on-site at your organization. Student organizations should not be asked to arrange recruiting events or activities. Click here for our guidelines for best practices in engaging with student organizations. We are eager to assist you in connecting with talented students and alumni!

Engage with the College of Engineering

There are several opportunities to engage with the College of Engineering beyond the services provided through Engineering Career Services. Fund scholarships or otherwise support the College of Engineering through the ISU Foundation, sponsor research involving graduate and/or undergraduate students through the Engineering Research Institute, or serve on an advisory board (requires an invitation by the department chair).