Whether you have been actively recruiting at UMKC for years or you are interested in establishing a new relationship, we are excited to assist you with your recruitment goals.

Who We Serve

All UMKC students and alumni with the exception of those in the Bloch School of Business or UMKC School of Law; those populations are served by separate career services offices.

About UMKC

Our University

  • Noted for being a best-value education, UMKC is home to 125 degrees and programs.
  • More than 15,000 students attend classes on campus; 55% are undergraduates.
  • UMKC Named to List of Top Green Colleges.

Our Students

  • Students can be involved in 300+ organizations and clubs.
  • UMKC offers a broad range of academic disciplines and has student body of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • To find out more about our students, check out our Office of Institutional Research’s website and our University information page.

Recruiting Options

Post a Job or Internship

We use Handshake for all of our job postings. If you already have a Handshake account, add UMKC to Your Schools. If you do not have a Handshake account, you can create your free account at umkc.joinhandshake.com.

See below for more information about setting and/or promoting your job and internship opportunities.

 Employer Information Sessions

Information sessions provide you access to motivated students who are interested in learning more about your organization and opportunities. You select a date, we marketing your session via Handshake and our internal channels, and students RSVP to attend. Log in to your Handshake account to schedule a session.
At least 2 weeks lead time is required to properly market your session.

On-Campus Interviews

Offered free of cost to employers, this service connects you with students via convenient interview scheduling. Employers select a day to interview, post jobs, and review collected resumes online through Handshake. Selected students will sign-up in Handshake for an available interview slot. Let us know well in advance that you will be interviewing on campus so can highlight your position(s) to students.

Information Tables

You may reserve a table through Handshake to meet students and promote your employment opportunities. Tables must be reserved at least 5 days in advance.

Career Fair

We sponsor various career fairs each spring/fall which is open to all UMKC students and alumni. Employer registration is required via Handshake; space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details, please contact Tess Surprenant, Interim Director at surprenantt@umkc.edu.

More information for each fair will be available in our events section. Employers will be able to register for each event in Handshake.

2019-2020 Recruiting Schedule

Dates are reserved for interviews and information sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fall 2019: Sept. 4 – Nov. 22
    No recruiting scheduled during Fall Break,  Nov. 25-29
  • Spring 2020: Jan 27 – April 24
    No recruiting scheduled during Spring Break, March 23-27

Become a Mock Interviewer Volunteer
Each fall and spring, UMKC Career Services coordinates mock interview clinics for multiple academic classes, departments and student organizations. Volunteer interviewers provide valuable feedback to students about interview techniques and delivery. If interested or if you would like more information, please contact our office.


Internships are a great way for employers to identify talent early while providing students the opportunity to explore career paths and gain real-world experiences. At UMKC, we strongly encourage students to participate in these high-impact educational opportunities. UMKC Career Services can help you identify candidates, connect with academic departments (some require students to complete an internship), and market your opportunity.

Intern Toolkit

For detailed information about developing an effective internship program, we have developed a UMKC Internship Toolkit for employers.

Additional Internship Resources

Check out the UMKC Internship Guide for information if you require and/or are exploring the possibility of your interns earning academic credit. Though UMKC does not have any requirements for non-credit internships, we ask that you review the Department of Labor’s information about the Fair Labor Standards Act in deciding whether an internship should be paid or unpaid. For tips on creating a meaningful internship experience, check out The Human Resource Management Association of Kansas City College Relations Committee.

Additional Recruiting Resources:

Recruiting UMKC International Students

UMKC Third Party Recruitment Policy and Form