Full-Time Career Employment Search
Finding full-time career employment after college is exciting, but it also requires much more than personal motivation and a college degree. In fact, finding employment may feel like a job in itself, with applications to fill out, searches to sift through and references to collect.
The WSU Shocker Career Accelerator is here to help! Here are some tips and services we offer to help students, graduating students, and alumni find employment. Another added bonus is — WSU Alumni, you can use our services for FREE.
Call the Shocker Career Accelerator today at (316) 978-3688, or schedule through Handshake and arrange a mock-interview and/or resume review with one of our career specialists. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Let us help you make sure you are putting your best foot forward.
The Shocker Career Accelerator has several career fairs and career events throughout the year. Many events are major and college specific. Visit wichita.edu/careerevents for more details.
On-Campus Job Fair – In July we host the On-Campus Job Fair in the Rhatigan Student Center. Visit with over 40 offices on campus looking to hire students! We have both regular on-campus and federal work-study positions, last year alone approximately 1,600 students worked in an on-campus position at WSU. If you join us for the On-Campus Job Fair, business casual dress is required. Bring at least 10 copies of your resume with you; be prepared to talk with on-campus employers and complete applications.
The Shocker Career Accelerator offers workshops on: Acing the Interview, Preparing for Career Fairs, Using Social Media Like a Pro and more! Sign up for one today through Handshake. (New workshops will be added in January 2016 just for graduating seniors!)
This goes hand-in-hand with developing experience. Contact people you know, (and people they know), for professional contacts, support and advice.
Use your acquaintances by asking professors, other campus employees and classmates if they know of any available on-campus jobs. By having direct contact with faculty and staff on campus will help you find a job. Physically going to the departments during their business hours and asking about employment opportunities can bring results. Be courteous when inquiring.
Research five to 10 organizations or companies for which you would like to work. Bookmark their websites and check their job postings frequently.
In Handshake, you can search for and apply for on-campus employment, part-time jobs, co-op/internship positions, full-time career employment, sign-up for interviews on campus and more!
Jobs may also be advertised on flyers posted around the University – look for sinage.
Full-time career employment and co-op/internship opportunities are uploaded to Handshake each day. Handshake should be your first stop when looking for new opportunities.
Some on-campus employment opportunities are only available to students who qualify for Federal Work-Study. Find out if you are eligible for Federal Work-Study positions at https://mywsu.wichita.edu/index.html. After logging in, click on myFinances, then Financial Aid Awards. If you initially did not receive a Federal Work-Study offer in your financial aid award, but demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid), contact the Office of Financial Aid in Jardine Hall, Room 203.