Internship & Job Search Resources
Our office strongly believes that the job search process is one that you do for yourself but not by yourself. In addition to the strategies and resources below, our office maintains relationships with an extensive range of recruiting organizations who value the talent that KU Business students and graduates offer. Our "Job Search Strategies" booklet also offers tips and guidance for job seekers.
The Job Search Process:
Job Search Etiquette:
How I Got the Job Testimonials: Learn from other KU students on how they got their internships and full-time jobs!
Job Search Websites
- CollegeGrad.com -- Explore entry-level positions across the country for college graduates.
- KU Career Connections -- is students' one-stop shop for internship and full-time job postings. Students can upload their resumes, schedule interviews with recruiters and view a calendar of career events.
- Indeed.com -- Indeed enables you to search jobs posted on 1,000's of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed. No matter where a job is posted, it will be easy to find when you use Indeed.
- Glassdoor.com -- Search job postings and company reviews easily.
- LinkedIn Jobs -- Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
- LinkedIn Students -- This LinkedIn app provides daily personalized tips based on what students like you have done. Explore career paths, find jobs and internships, and discover companies looking for students like you.
- SimplyHired for New Graduates -- Job postings across the nation for recent graduates.
- Parker Dewey -- Parker Dewey is an organization that provides projects with leading corporations, rapidly growing companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and exciting non-profit organizations. These roles are paid, project-based consulting assignments that you can schedule around your existing coursework and other obligations. Typical projects require between 5 and 40 hours, with deliverables expected a few days to a few weeks after initiation. These projects are a great way to enhance your resume as well as earn income as a student.
- Book of Lists — BizJournal publishes the annual “Book of List” for 63 markets. The Book of Lists gives students essential information on the leading buyers, businesses and employers in the U.S.'s most dynamic markets; a snapshot of local economies with a perspective you can't get anywhere else. Industry-specific lists are also available. Available in the BCS or through the KU Library’s database.
- Buzzfile -- Choose a major/industry and view employers by state or even city associated with the chosen field. This resource can also be used to research companies, majors, and industries.
- Use a job evaluation matrix to keep notes on companies that you research!
- Informational Interviewing -- Informational Interviewing is a research method that serves to give you a better sense of the challenges, qualifications, opportunities, demands, benefits, and drawbacks that working in a particular field might present. It is often considered the most effective way to network and is a highly effective career exploration technique that helps you learn about professions, build contacts, and market yourself.
Salary & Compensation Resources
LinkedIn Salary -- Look up aggregate data about the salaries of other users with the same job in the same location to see how your own pay measures up.
- Salary.com--Navigate to the Cost of Living wizard to calculate to compare cost of living in two locations.
- CNN's Cost of Living Calculator -- Explore how cost of living varies from state to state.
Conducting a Remote Job Search
If you are planning a relocation and seeking employment in a location other than where you currently reside, the following tips and resources might be helpful.
- Chambers of Commerce – Most communities have a Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a great resource for all issues associated with a relocation, such as cost of living, housing, local economy, etc. The Chamber is also a resource to help you identify prospective employers. To identify organizations to target in your job search, look through the Membership Directory. Most directories will enable you to search by keywords such as marketing, technology, finance, etc. The Chambers will outline contact information and web links for their member organizations. Chambers of Commerce will also host a number of networking events that you might consider attending to develop professional contacts.
- Business Journals --BizJournal publishes local economic newspapers for 55 markets. Subscribing to the Business Journal for the area that you intend to relocate to is a wonderful way to stay informed about local hiring trends and business news.
- KU Alumni Association chapters -- Consider plugging into the KU Alumni Association chapter for the city that you are targeting. KU Alumni Association chapters exist in over 27 states, the District of Columbia, and a number of international locations. Chapter listings and websites can be found on the KU Alumni Association website.
- Referrals from Local Recruiters – Recruiters participating in career fairs and on-campus recruiting at KU are often hiring for their local and regional offices. However, many are happy to provide referrals to other locations within their organizations. Many companies conduct first round screens of KU candidates targeting locations other than the local office. If the candidate passes the first round interview, the recruiter will refer to candidate through internal channels to the appropriate recruiting contact for the desired location.
- Networks! – Don’t forget your personal networks! Visit the city you are targeting and set up some informational interviews to develop contacts for your job search. LinkedIn provides a "Find Alumni" tool on their website that can provide a great place to identify alumni!