Thanks for considering recruiting at Kentucky State University. We partner with employers who are seeking talented individuals to fill full-time and part-time positions, experiential opportunities, such as internships, cooperative education, practicum, or field experiences that require a degree.

Whatever your areas of recruitment for top talent, chances are Kentucky State University has a diverse pool of talent among our students and alumni from which you will have every opportunity to recruit.

We are members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SOACE) and the Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers (KACE). As such, we abide by the high standards of ethics and best practices promoted by these organizations.

HandshakeKentucky State University uses Handshake – a modern platform for college recruiting. You can use Handshake to post jobs, internships and other opportunities you would like to share with our students. We also use Handshake to post any upcoming events, fairs and informational sessions.

Employers – How to log in or setup your Handshake Account

Existing Handshake users can log in here. If you are not registered with Handshake, signing up is easy and takes less than five minutes. For additional support, visit Handshake’s Account Setup Guide.

Beyond student employment opportunities, there are a variety of ways your organization can partner with us through Handshake, such as:

  • Host an information session
  • Present a workshop
  • Serve as a mock interviewer
  • Hold on-campus interviews
  • Host a recruiting table
  • Host a tour of your organization

We look forward to connecting with you via Handshake. If you have questions regarding Handshake, contact Tonika East at tonika.east@kysu.edu or call (502) 597-6700.

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kentucky State University’s Office of Career and Professional Development will host our Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair. This is your chance to engage with current students and alumni. Our goal is to help you make the most out of your time with potential candidates. While we are unable to meet in-person, the virtual platform will be able to assist you with generating interest in your company and allow you to have meaningful conversations with our students and alumni. This event is just like an in-person job fair, but online. Plus, pre-event training is available.

Employer Capability:

  • Text and video chat with students
  • Distribute sharable documents, videos, and other content
  • List open positions on a job board and collect applications online or on your own career portal
  • View the candidate’s profile and add notes or tags when chatting with them
  • Easily review applicant data and conveniently download resumes


Registration includes one virtual booth for your company. The registration fees are as follows:

  • Employers (For-profit) – $100
  • Governmental and Schools/Institutions (Non-profit) – $50

Registration is limited and closes on Oct. 9, 2020. Click here to register.