Faculty and Staff

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

We Come to You

In our office or in your building, we are happy to meet with students in any setting. Career Services can partner with you in coordinating career programming for your department. Contact us for ideas or share your own. We specialize in conducting presentations to the classes you teach and the organizations you advise. Topics include:

  • Overview of Career Services
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies
  • Interviewing
  • Maintaining a Professional Online Presence
  • Career Fair Preparation/Networking

Topics can be adjusted to fit your students’ needs. To arrange a presentation for your class or organization, please fill out the Guest Speaker Form or contact Taren Crow at taren@iastate.edu or 515-294-2967.

Career Fairs

Please encourage your students to attend the career fairs each fall and spring. As a faculty or staff member you are also encouraged to attend to help build relationships with our employers. 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.

CyHire

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. Career Services will be happy to reply to job posting requests.

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.

Post-Graduation Outcomes Data

Career outcome data, including employer information, is collected from graduates with a guarantee that individual responses will be kept confidential. Therefore, data will be released to internal and external constituents in aggregated form only.

Employer Participation in the Classroom

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences encourages and supports interaction between campus recruiters and college faculty members. Individual faculty members sometimes host employers in their classrooms. Those organizations wishing to participate in classrooms should recognize that any material presented in such forums should correspond/compliment the classroom curriculum. Company “commercials”, where the bulk of the material covered is focused on marketing the organization and recruiting activities are not recommended.

When reaching out to faculty members of the college, employers should plan to prepare presentations that will align with the curriculum covered in the course. For those campus recruiters who wish to promote their company, hosting an information session coordinated by the Memorial Union and marketed via CyHire is the appropriate venue.

Student organizations may also be a venue for presentations. It should be mutually agreed upon by the organization and the company if the presentation will primarily promote the employer. Additionally, any recruiting activities (i.e., resume collection, sharing of job postings, etc.) should be coordinated with Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services and posted on CyHire. Engaging in recruitment activities in classroom situations which might be outside of standard recruitment practices may jeopardize the employer’s compliance with EEO and/or DOL obligations.