Northern Kentucky University has switched to Handshake – a modern platform for campus recruiting. Handshake offers many great features such as:
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Name your position carefully. This is what will entice students to click on your opening. If it’s a co-op or internship, state this in the title (such as Marketing Co-op).
Repost monthly (for ongoing hiring). When students view job postings, the jobs appear in order of deadline date (students can choose to sort by post date, A-Z, etc.) If you are always/frequently hiring for a particular position, we recommend posting for 30-45 days at a time, then re-posting.
Choose related majors. Students frequently search by their major. The more majors you choose, the more students will see your position. Liberal arts and humanities majors should not be overlooked when targeting a student demographic.
Select school years (junior, senior, etc.) Most users choose junior and senior classifications, however, sophomores may be a good fit for your entry-level positions to grow into higher-level skill sets. Most sophomores would qualify to earn co-op/internship credit. Don't forget about graduate students, who may also be interested in co-op/internship and part-time roles.
Determine your screening options. You'll set your qualifications preferences in Handshake, such as work authorization, graduation date, GPA, and major. Students who do not meet your preferences will still be able to apply, but will be highlighted to help you filter to those who are most qualified.
To post a position:
Beyond posting your positions and waiting for students to apply, Handshake allows you to search for qualified candidates (with public profiles) and contact them directly.
Search by School: To search candidates at NKU, select Northern Kentucky University in the School filter.
Search by Keyword: This is a great way to identify qualified candidates across multiple majors/colleges. For example, searching for skills or competencies, such as "Photoshop" may generate results in majors you're targeting (Visual Communication Design, Visual Arts, etc.) but also English, General Business, and more.
Search by Major: You will generate more results if you select more majors, for example, a Human Resources Internship might interest students in multiple majors: Human Resource Management, General Business, Communication, Organizational Leadership, and Psychology, to name a few.
Too many candidates?
Additional search/filter criteria will narrow your search:
NKU has partnered with Parker Dewey to connect students and employers for short-term, paid project work (5-40 hours total). These focused, often remote, experiences have clearly defined parameters, goals, and deliverables.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 572-5680.