KU Career Connections is an Internet-based program through which University of Kansas students and alumni can post their resumes and sign up for on-campus interviews. You will not be able to apply for interviews, jobs or internships until you have completed registration with our office and uploaded your resume.
- Resumés - with KU Career Connections, students and alumni can develop multiple resumes targeting different jobs, upload resumes created in Microsoft Word or saved as rtf files, and submit resumes to employers who will be interviewing on campus or who have posted jobs openings to the KU Career Connections site.
- Available from any Internet accessible computer - registrants may sign up for on-campus interviews and access job announcements sent to KU from any computer that has Internet access. Computers are available for use in the UCC office.
Students may register for full access online (you need to be logged in to KUCareerHawk.com to complete the online registration), at UCC (110 Burge Union) or by mail. To receive information and a registration form by mail, please contact UCC at 785-864-3624, firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to University Career Center; 1601 Irving Hill Road, 110 Burge Union; The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. Registration should be updated each year.
KU Career Connections is available to current students at no charge. Alumni who have been out of school more than six months will pay a non-refundable $40 annual fee to use the service. An Alumnus Registration form can be downloaded HERE and can be paid online on this website.
Students and alumni of the schools of Business, Engineering, Music and Journalism should contact those career centers for registration information.
Registration allows students to participate in on-campus interviews, resume referral to employers, job announcements and resumes on the Internet. Note: Registrants must have their resume in KU Career Connections to participate in these services.
Complete the registration form (pdf) included in the Career Connections handout and deliver to UCC. Once registration is complete you will receive instructions, a user ID and password. Alumni accounts cannot be activated until payment is received.
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For more detailed information on writing resumes see our Resume resource page.
For more information about registration, contact the UCC office or the Recruitment Coordinator (785) 864-7672.
Resumes on the Internet and referral to employers
Registration with UCC is required to post your resume for viewing by employers; once registration is complete you will receive instructions, a user ID and password for access to KU Career Connections.
When access to KU Career Connections is established, candidates must complete demographic and academic information within the program, and upload and publish a resume before your information will be available for viewing by employers. The demographic and academic information you enter will be searchable by employers looking for qualified employment candidates.
As stated in the note of caution below, there are possible security issues inherent in putting your resume on the Internet. Possibilities for controlling personal information on your resume exist and are explained in the resume writing handout from UCC.
A note of caution:
There are possible security issues inherent in putting your resume, which contains such information as address and phone number, on the Internet. UCC has taken certain precautionary measures to limit access to student resumes, however, we assume no liability for problems arising from your decision to use this system.
University Career Center at KU makes no warrant or guarantee of the confidentiality of any material posted through its resume posting service. By submitting their resumes, users understand and agree that their resumes and any or all material contained therein may be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet. UCC does not warrant or guarantee that a resume shall be viewed by any specific number of users, or that it will be viewed by any specific user.
Furthermore, UCC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any material posted by users through the Resume Referral Service. User acknowledges and agrees that User is solely responsible for the form and content of any resume or material contained therein placed by the User on the Resume Referral Service.
On-campus interviews at the University of Kansas
Students who are registered with UCC and who meet the qualification requirements may participate in on-campus interviews conducted at UCC, the Business Career Services Center, the Engineering Career Center and the Journalism Career Center.
To find out about companies that will be coming for on-campus interview but have not yet completed the scheduling process (and thus don't appear in the recruiting list), just stop by 110 Burge Union. If you are interested in an employer that does not conduct on-campus interviews, a videoconference interview between a student and employer is an option.
On-line job announcements
KU Career Connections includes an on-line, searchable database of full-time, part-time, limited term, internship and volunteer position announcements sent to KU. Employers from across the country and the world post announcements.
The University of Kansas also participates in HireKansasTalent - a consortium of Kansas colleges and universities joining together to provide a centralized site for for employers to post jobs that will then be distributed to all of the participating universities. This allows employing organizations to post once to reach even more candidates, with many types of career opportunities. Those opportunities are then viewable by students and alumni on their own school's Career Services website -- for KU students, through KU Career Connections.
Students and alumni of the University of Kansas may participate in on-campus recruiting, post resumes to the KU web database and view all job announcements. To register, download and fill out the registration form and send it to University Career Center.