Shocker Career Accelerator First Destination Survey

Congratulations on graduating, class of 2023! We want to hear about your next steps: fill out the First Destination Survey here!

At Wichita State, applied learning is a big part of what we do. In fact, every degree we offer has opportunities for an applied learning or research experience. As a Shocker, you'll get the chance to work side by side with established professionals, building contacts, confidence and a strong resume before graduation.


Co-op Education & Internships

Our location in Wichita, as well as our 35-year-old program, has allowed us to form strong relationships with public, private and nonprofit organizations that offer a variety of cooperative education and internship opportunities.

These positions are an invaluable way for WSU students to gain professional experience to complement the strong academic fundamentals they learn in the classroom.

Current Openings Schedule an Appointment Co-op/Internship Program Requirements
On-Campus Employment

On-Campus Employment

Wichita State University hires students to work in various positions all over campus. Below are some current opportunities that are open across campus.

Innovation Campus Partners

Innovation Campus Opportunities

The Innovation Campus gives Wichita State students opportunities for applied learning and research experiences that others schools just can't match. With a growing list of partners and a focus on interdisciplinary research, our students can work side-by-side with top professionals while still in school, building contacts, confidence -- and a strong resume. 

At its core, the Innovation Campus is all about students — they represent both the campus’ greatest resource and the primary motivating factor behind everything it does. Corporate partners are here because they understand the benefit of interaction with our students' enthusiasm, energy and new ideas. That collaboration gives our students a major advantage after graduation through tangible resume experience and a professional network that will help them begin their career sooner and advance faster.


Full-Time Career Employment Search

Finding full-time career employment after college is exciting, but it also requires much more than personal motivation and a college degree. In fact, finding employment may feel like a job in itself, with applications to fill out, searches to sift through and references to collect.

The WSU Shocker Career Accelerator is here to help! Here are some tips and services we offer to help students, graduating students, and alumni find employment. Another added bonus is — WSU Alumni, you can use our services for FREE.


Perfect Your Resume and Interview Skills

Call the Shocker Career Accelerator today at (316) 978-3688, or schedule through Handshake and arrange a mock-interview and/or resume review with one of our career specialists. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Let us help you make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

Attend Career Fairs and Events

The Shocker Career Accelerator has several career fairs and career events throughout the year. Many events are major and college specific. Visit for more details.

On-Campus Job Fair – In July we host the On-Campus Job Fair in the Rhatigan Student Center. Visit with over 40 offices on campus looking to hire students! We have both regular on-campus and federal work-study positions, last year alone approximately 1,600 students worked in an on-campus position at WSU. If you join us for the On-Campus Job Fair, business casual dress is required. Bring at least 10 copies of your resume with you; be prepared to talk with on-campus employers and complete applications.

Polish Your Employment Skills

The Shocker Career Accelerator offers workshops on: Acing the Interview, Preparing for Career Fairs, Using Social Media Like a Pro and more! Sign up for one today through Handshake


This goes hand-in-hand with developing experience. Contact people you know, (and people they know), for professional contacts, support and advice.

Use your acquaintances by asking professors, other campus employees and classmates if they know of any available on-campus jobs. Having direct contact with faculty and staff on campus will help you find a job. Physically going to the departments during their business hours and asking about employment opportunities can also bring results. Be courteous when inquiring.


Research five to 10 organizations or companies for which you would like to work. Bookmark their websites and check their job postings frequently.

In Handshake, you can search for and apply for on-campus employment, part-time jobs, co-op/internship positions, full-time career employment, sign-up for interviews on campus and more!

Check out current on-campus openings here.

Use General Career Websites
In addition to Handshake, bookmark five to 10 job listing sites, like LinkedIn or Indeed, and check them for new postings.
Newly Added Opportunities

Full-time career employment and co-op/internship opportunities are uploaded to Handshake each day. Handshake should be your first stop when looking for new opportunities.

Some on-campus employment opportunities are only available to students who qualify for Federal Work-Study. Find out if you are eligible for Federal Work-Study positions at After logging in, click on myFinances, then Financial Aid Awards. If you initially did not receive a Federal Work-Study offer in your financial aid award, but demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid), contact the Office of Financial Aid in Jardine Hall, Room 203.

Hero Cards

Learn more about some of our Applied & Experiential Learning students here at Wichita State. These students work hard in the classroom as well as gaining experience for their future career.

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Engineering+ at Wichita State offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities for students to complete alongside their undergraduate education.

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Discover successes WSU students experience at their internship sites. Students from all different majors intern in Wichita, the surrounding areas, or even in vast locations.

Applied Learning Videos

Take a look at some of Applied and Experiential Learning students here at Wichita State, and discover how internships enchance their academic experiences.

Kansas Micro-Internships

WSU and Parker Dewey are excited to bring you Kansas Micro-Internships. These are short-term, professional, paid work experiences, many of which can be completed remotely. Typically, interns will work anywhere from 5 to 40 hours a week, and students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.


In this system you will be able to search and apply for on-campus employment, co-op/internship positions and full-time employment! You can also sign up for workshops, view career events and more!