Education Career Fair

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Think Wichita State University...

Wichita State’s Shocker Career Accelerator is your gateway to a talented pool of exceptional Shockers who possess the education, skills and professional experience you need to take your organization into the future, all with a heartland work ethic.

What can the Shocker Career Accelerator do for you?

Applied Learning Work Model

Allow us to help manage your staffing needs by providing highly-qualified and uniquely trained employees—we can help you find candidates for short-term technical projects, or join our ever-growing list of corporate partners that use WSU students to fill their on-going workforce needs.

As an ALWM partner you save time and money by allowing us to manage a significant part of the Human Resource activities, while we provide targeted training prior to you hiring the student.

You don’t pay anything until the student reports for work.

Here are just a few examples of the skills and services WSU students can provide through the Applied Learning Work Model:

  1. Data analytics
  2. Marketing Research
  3. Accounting
  4. IT support – Helpdesk Rep
  5. Health Services
  6. Community Engagement / Social Media
  7. Graphic Design
  8. Human Resources
  9. High incident / highly technical work (e.g. Call Center/Customer Service Rep)

Do you have projects that manager and directors constantly leave on the back burner? Tasks still left on the do-to list at the end of each week? Are there daily repetitive tasks that HAVE to be done each day that keep your employees from doing more meaningful work? Do you have gaps in your talent pipeline? Are there positions in your operation that are you struggling to fill?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above the Applied Learning Work Model can help!

Complete this short form and a member of our staff will be in contact with you.

Opportunity Management
  • Post your job positions and career opportunities on Handshake
  • Compile student resumes for review

Register and post jobs: Handshake Instructions:

What can you do with Handshake?
  • Post a part-time or full time jobs, internships and cooperative education positions
  • Search for public resumes
  • Utilize On Campus Interview Scheduling
  • Register for career fairs
  • Help Wichita State University students to put their education, leadership, and citizenship skills to work
How do you register to use Handshake?


2. REGISTER: Fill out the Registration form and “Sign Up”. You will be asked to enter your recruiting interests and alma mater, agree to the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.

3. VERIFY: Handshake will send you a verification email to the email you provided. Verify your account by clicking “Confirm Email” upon receiving it.

4. CONNECT WITH YOUR COMPANY: After confirming your email, if your company already exists, Handshake should prompt you to connect with your organization. You can also use a search bar to find your company, or click the “Create New Company” button.

5 CONNECT WITH WSU: Use the search bar to find "Wichita State University" and click the “+” to connect with us!

6. CONFIRMATION: Your connection will be reviewed by WSU Employer Relations staff. Once reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that you are now connected with WSU.


How do you post a job?

1. POST A JOB: Log in to Handshake and click “Post a Job” on your home dashboard. You will be asked to provide information in regards to the Job Basics, Job Details, and Job Preferences.

2. SCHOOL SELECTION: On the left side of the screen, you will be able to add schools. Click the “+” next to "Wichita State University" to add WSU!

3. CREATE: Choose “Create” on the bottom navigation to create and review your job. After entering your job details, you can preview your job posting (link is external) as students will see it.

4. CONFIRMATION: Your job posting will be reviewed by WSU Shocker Career Accelerator staff. Once reviewed and approved, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the position will be posted and available to WSU students and alumni.


On-Campus and Virtual Recruitment
  • Career fairs and events
  • On-campus interviews
  • Info tables
  • Networking events

View our upcoming events

Join our Partnership Program

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On-Campus and Virtual Recruiting Support

  • Career fairs and events
  • On-campus interviews
  • Info tables
  • Networking events

View our upcoming events

Customized, Concierge Support

  • Premier placement for your company at all career fair and recruiting events
  • First option on marketing and sponsorship opportunities
  • Corporate partner showcase
  • Shocker alumni spotlight

Hire Interns & Co-op Students

Paid interns share information about their experience with other students, which can enhance your image and increase your applicant pool.

It also provides an opportunity for you to gain talent at a reasonable cost, and it provides our students invaluable experience. WSU's Shocker Career Accelerator provides support services and resources to employers and students throughout the development, promotion and evaluation of a paid internship.

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Kansas Micro-Internships

Wichita State University is excited to partner with Parker Dewey for Micro-Internships. 

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional, paid work experiences, many of which can be completed remotely. These assignments typically require 5 to 40 hours of work by the student and are similar to those completed during a typical internship. In addition, given the nature of this program, students are not your employees or contractors, making it even easier to provide these opportunities.


International Students

Hire International Students

Enrollment at Wichita State University includes more than 1,500 students from 100 countries who are studying in the U.S. on a student or exchange visitor visa.

These talented students meet the same academic enrollment standards as U.S. students. Many already hold degrees from institutions in their home countries and may have professional experience which can benefit your organization.

Contact us today!


Data Reports

Annual Report Data (2019-2020)

Enrollment Data 2019-2020

View the degrees offered at Wichita State

Employer Recruitment Principles

The Wichita State University Shocker Career Accelerator is committed to working in the best interest of our students and employers. To assist you, we’ve established principles to ensure a professional, fair and ethical recruiting experience. By following these principles, your organization helps WSU create an equitable and successful recruiting program.

Employers who post career opportunities, attend career fairs, host information sessions or give presentations at WSU must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals (see more at and the University’s own principles.

Cooperative Education and Internship Enrollment Policy and Exceptions

Your collaboration with Wichita State University’s Shocker Career Accelerator for recruitment purposes means that you are required to report the names of any WSU student(s) hired for cooperative education and/or internship opportunities at your organization. We also expect that you will require students to enroll with our office should they accept a cooperative education or internship offer with your organization.

Wichita State University expects that you will treat WSU co-op students and interns with the same respect as any full-time employee within your employment organization. You are required to follow and abide by all State and Federal employment laws. Failure to do so may result in the WSU Shocker Career Accelerator refusing to work with your employment organization.

Extending Offers: On-Campus Recruiting

Employment professionals will refrain from any practice that improperly influences or affects acceptances, including applying unreasonable time pressure to accept an offer or encouraging the rejection of another offer. Employers will strive to communicate decisions to candidates within their agreed time frame.


Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the Title IX Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, telephone 316-978-3187.

(April 2019)


Alcohol may not take any part in the recruitment process — on or off campus. All events, including receptions, dinners, company tours and information sessions, must be alcohol-free.


Employment professionals must maintain the confidentiality of all student information. There should be no disclosure of student information without the student’s prior written consent, unless necessitated by health or safety considerations.

Assessment Tools and Tests

Those who administer, evaluate and interpret assessment tools, tests and technology should be qualified to do so. Employment professionals must inform potential recruits, in a timely fashion, of the type and purpose of any test, as well as who will receive the results. All tests should be reviewed for disparate impact, career relatedness and compliance with fair employment practices.

Third-party Recruiter

If you are a third-party recruiter, you must disclose your client’s name in the job description box on Handshake. All job posting requests made without the client’s name will receive an email requesting that information. If an update to the job posting is not made within 48 hours, it will be deleted.

Third-party recruiters are eligible to participate in our career fair ONLY IF they are recruiting for their own respective organization OR they explicitly state their client’s name when they register and during the fair. The WSU Shocker Career Accelerator reserves the right to deny access to any third-party employer.

Temporary Agencies

Temporary agencies/staffing services are employers, not third-party recruiters, and are expected to comply with the professional conduct principles set forth for employer professionals.


Cancellation of an interview session, info session, or info table should be done as early as possible. Also see individual cancellation policies for specific events.