CyHire Information for Employers

CyHire is Iowa State’s career management system that provides all ISU students equal access to professional employment opportunities. Thousands of engineering students and alumni use CyHire as their primary tool to search for positions.

CyHire is free to employers and involves a quick and easy registration process. We require that each individual have their own account and log-in information. To register for a CyHire account or sign in to an existing account, click here:

Non-professional positions (i.e. positions that do not involve the practice of engineering) can be posted on ISU’s Student Job Board.

Please see the steps below to create a job posting in CyHire. If you need any assistance with your job postings, reach out to our office at

  • Log in to your CyHire account at
  • Click the ‘Create Job Posting’ shortcut on the right side of the homepage.
  • Fill out the form. Anything with a red asterisk must be completed.
    1. Enter as much of a description as you can. This is what students will read when deciding to apply or not.
    2. Start your GPA as low as you can and screen from there. We suggest starting around a 2.5.
    3. Enter each individual major you are looking for.  Do not put ‘College of Engineering’ as the major – this will be filtered out when students search for positions, so they will not see your job posting. Select specific engineering majors.
  • Click ‘Submit’.
  • When your job posting has been approved by career services, students and alumni will be able to apply!

For best results with your job postings, include information on the tasks, duties, and responsibilities that will be performed. The following are other great details you can include in your job posting, which can help increase the number of students who apply:

  • Required qualifications and experience
  • Position-specific duties
  • Special qualifications
  • Brief overview of the company
  • Work environment and organizational culture
  • Summary of benefits
  • Unique benefits and opportunities

Hiring International Students

About 8% of undergraduate students and 57% of graduate students in the College of Engineering are international students. Approximately 35% of international students complete a co-op or internship during their time at ISU. View more information on the benefits of employing international students, guides for understanding visas and work authorization, and FAQs for hiring international students here:

The International Students and Scholars Office at Iowa State University also has several resources for employers to better understand the steps to hire international students with various visas for internship, co-op, or post-graduation positions. Check out this F-1 Employment Authorization infographic and the U.S. Employer’s Guide to Hiring International Students for more information!

Frequently Asked CyHire Questions

Simply go to and click ‘Sign Up’. Please use your individual email address associated with your company.

Thousands of engineering students and alumni use CyHire to research employers, search for positions, and view upcoming event info. This system allows you to manage all campus recruiting activities.

Each individual using CyHire needs to register for their own account (please see the first FAQ for instructions). If your personal email address has changed, simply email and we can make that change for you.

The College of Engineering makes limited use of resume books. We do provide a resume book of graduating seniors and alumni looking for full-time employment approximately half-way through the semester. These are made available to employers that have full-time engineering positions posted in CyHire.

There are a number of variables that can affect student interest in a job posting. This is often due to the requirements (e.g., high GPA) or lack of details in the position description (e.g., specific engineering majors you will consider, detailed description of responsibilities/tasks). Consider lowering your GPA requirement or adding additional majors. If you make changes to broaden the scope of qualified applicants, we will send an email to qualified students to inform them of the change. Please also double-check the accuracy of any external links provided in the job posting form.

Additionally, name recognition and convenience for students are very important. Participating in on-campus events such as interviewinginformation sessions, and career fairs can be very beneficial in generating interest in your position(s).

If you would like ECS to review your posting or provide additional tips, please contact us: or 515-294-2540.