For employee-seeking companies, the CyHire program can be used to post full- or part-time career opportunities, as well as co-op and internship positions. The system also includes a way for businesses to promote recruitment events and schedule on-campus interviews with students. Students use it as a first stop in the search for employment, while alumni frequently return to the site when seeking new jobs.
CyHire also alerts students like Hagen to which companies will be on campus soon.
Applying for jobs through the site is quick and easy, said Hagen, who wants to specialize in project management. “CyHire is a fantastic tool that has helped me land many interviews.”
The digital job board provides excellent opportunities for companies to connect with students and alumni, said Brian Larson, Director of Career Services for the College of Engineering. All ISU students have a CyHire account, and alumni can request free access.
“Students use CyHire as their primary job search resource because they know that many of the employers using CyHire have a preference for Iowa State students and alumni,” Larson said.
Employers are not charged a fee for using the system and creating an account is easy. Career Services also uses the system to communicate with employers and handle the registration process for the university’s popular career fairs.
“It is important for an employer representative to have an account if they want to receive the invitations to our fairs,” Larson said.
> For more information, visit www.engineering.iastate.edu/ecs and choose “CyHire” from the menu.
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