Contact Career Engagement

Career Engagement is located in Morgan Hall, Room 105. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Career Engagement is open during class breaks except for University holidays.

Washburn Career Engagement Information and Guidelines for Employers

Perhaps the greatest tribute to Washburn University is the success of its graduates. Washburn alumni hold prestigious positions in diverse areas such as communications, industry, finance, education, and government. We are confident Washburn students and alumni can meet your employment needs. At WU Career Engagement, we are committed to helping you locate these individuals.

Handshake for Employers
  • Register for Career Events
  • Post Jobs and Internships
  • Search Student Resumes
  • Schedule Interviews on Campus
  • Request an On-Campus Information Session

Employers new to Handshake should read this article on Getting Started with Handshake, then create their account and connect to Washburn University to begin posting your opportunities.

To access Handshake, use links on this page or your already existing Handshake account login. NOTE: Individuals and families may not post on Handshake, but may submit flyers to post on the Career Engagement bulletin board. We recommend also posting on, a free resource we recommend to students for seeking individual care and assistance part-time positions.

Principles for Ethical Professional Practice (2017) from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers recruiting at Washburn University are expected to abide by the Principles and the Washburn University non-discrimination policy.

Professional Standards for University Relations and Recruiting from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) (pdf will open in new window)

Join Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers (KACE)!

Departments at Washburn work with internships in different ways. The departments of education, social work, allied health, and the School of Nursing place interns as part of the required academic program. For other departments, students locate their own internships. Some departments require internships, others do not.

To hire an intern, please first post the internship on Handshake. If the internship is specific to a particular major, Career Engagement will forward to the department for further distribution to students in that department after the internship is posted.

Remember that you need to follow fair and equitable recruitment practices, which includes making your internship available to all qualified applicants. Posting on Handshake will fulfill that requirement. Directly contacting a faculty member will not. Most departments will refer you back to us to post your internships on Handshake.

Washburn expects internships to meet the definition of internship as developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as linked below. Not all part-time opportunities will qualify as internships! Please be sure that you are in compliance with U.S. Department of Labor regulations regarding internships.

Career & Graduate School Fair – September

Health Care Career Fair – October/November

Education Interview Day – Fall and Spring

Spring Career Fair – February

To register for a Campus Career Event, search your Handshake account for Washburn events.

Career Event Calendar for Students

  • Request interview schedules on Handshake, including info sessions (request info session as an event in Handshake)
  • Positions for which you will interview must be posted on Handshake
  • Parking is free and arranged by Career Engagement
  • Lunch is free for the recruiter
  • Pre-screened and open schedules
  • No charge for recruiting on campus
  • If you wish, Career Engagement will invite selected faculty to have lunch with you

Reasonable Offer Deadline Guidelines - from the NACE Principles for Professional Practice Committee

Career Engagement can serve as a liaison in contacting specific faculty members or student organizations

Developing your brand on campus starts with your presence. Your attendance at career events makes you visible to the largest number of students at one time. Please consider attending career fairs and conducting on-campus interviews. We can also assist you with scheduling information tables in the Memorial Union between scheduled career events.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785-670-1509, Employers recruiting at Washburn University must comply with the campus non-discrimination policy.

Are Employers Required to Interview International Students? Info from NACE

As a member school of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Washburn University requires employers to abide by the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice (2017).

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