Faculty and Staff Involvement

As a faculty or staff member, you may play a role in helping students and employers connect during the job search/recruiting process. In this role, it is important that you comply with labor laws related to equal employment opportunity and help ISU maintain a recruiting environment that is fair to all students and employers. Please read: Faculty/Staff Guidance on Recruitment of Students for Internships and Full-Time Employment


Career Services wants to partner with academic departments and student organizations! More details on how we can help are found on our Career Presentations page. However, as of the Fall 2023 semester we have had to scale back our tailored presentations in order to scale up LAS 2030: Professional Career Preparation.  The LAS 2030 requirement ensures all undergraduate students learn all the interlocking parts of the career development process (topics outlined on the LAS 2030 website). The course features an intentionally designed and scaffolded curriculum which includes highly researched lectures on best practices and weekly assignments that provide accountability for students to reflect and apply what they’re learning to their own career development.

Career fairs

We view career services work as equity work. Please encourage your students to attend the career fairs each fall and spring and help eliminate barriers for students to engage. We appreciate your flexibility with students’ class attendance and assignment deadlines because of the limited time employers spend on campus. As a faculty or staff member you are also encouraged to attend to help build relationships with our employers and gain a better understanding of how students will use what you teach them outside the classroom. View dates for the next career fairs on campus.

Legal/ethical issues

Faculty and staff sometimes receive employment opportunity information and are asked to relay the information to students or identify candidates. Requests for student referrals or for names of excellent students may seem harmless, but there are potential legal and ethical pitfalls. For more information, please read A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

To maintain a fair and equitable recruiting process, CyHire, is designated as the centralized job and internship posting site for all students at Iowa State University. Employers requesting to post opportunities should be directed to Career Services. Use of CyHire also ensures that:

  • Positions posted at Iowa State can only be viewed by Iowa State students or alumni.
  • Employers using university resources to recruit agree to follow the university’s non-discrimination policy.


Any employers that contact faculty and staff regarding recruiting students at Iowa State should be directed to CyHire to ensure all students have equal access to information and all employers have agreed to important ISU policies. Career Services will be happy to reply to job posting requests. Simply forward the request to lascs@iastate.edu.

CyHire also allows employers to create a profile, schedule on-campus interviews, advertise information sessions, and register for career fairs.

When advising students about careers and opportunities, faculty and staff may find it useful to view current jobs and internships posted through CyHire. If you would like to register for your own faculty/staff CyHire account to view job postings and employers attending on-campus events, please register here.

Graduation outcomes data

Career outcome data, including employer information, is collected from graduates six months after graduation with a guarantee that individual responses will be kept confidential. Therefore, data will be released to internal and external constituents in aggregated form only. Updated reports are typically posted late each spring semester.

Additional University-Wide Career Services Policies

Please note and follow these additional university-wide policies and procedures that ensure Iowa State University provides a fair recruiting environment that meets our legal and ethical obligations to our students and stakeholders.