Student with Employer

More than 300 employers count on Ball State students to grow and sustain their companies and organizations. It's proof that Ball State University isn't just a place for students. It's also a place where today's employers come to find young professionals who are innovative, experienced, and professional.

When you're ready to recruit Ball State University students, know that the Career Center is here take care of the small details so you can focus on the big decisions, like hiring the best people for the job. 

Hire a Cardinal

Cardinal Career Link is our premier job-posting and interview management website and is a member of the Symplicity Corporation.

The Symplicity Corporation is a national recruiting network and suite of web-based recruiting and career services automation tools for colleges, employers, and job candidates. Ball State offers you this convenient way to communicate employment opportunities to Ball State students and alumni and to manage on-campus recruiting visits.

Learn more about this system and establish an account by visiting Cardinal Career Link. Once you have created a Cardinal Career Link account, you can post your job descriptions and sign up for on-campus recruiting opportunities.

On-campus recruiting is a convenient way to fill your organization's hiring needs.

To have the best possible experience recruiting Ball State University candidates, you should set your interview date four to six weeks in advance. This will allow time for the Career Center to market your job opportunities effectively and reserve your private recruiting space. Please view the On-Campus Recruiting Guide (PDF) for things to consider while registering and more information regarding your visit.

Common on-campus recruiting activities include (but are not limited to) the following:

Information Table

Request to reserve a table in one of Ball State's busiest student areas. Tables are commonly placed in a dining area, but they can be displayed throughout campus to target a specific audience. You will engage with students, talk about your company and open positions, and hand out goodies (if you choose).

Information Session

Reserve a classroom on campus to speak with students about your company, open positions, or industry trends. Classrooms can be located throughout campus, and we will help promote your session to students you are looking to meet.

On-Campus Interviews

Interview rooms are located in Lucina Hall and are open for employers to reserve. Each room is Wi-Fi enabled and offers a private room on campus for an interview to be conducted.

Yes! The Career Center provides opportunities for alumni employers to give back to Ball State University by volunteering and engaging students.

  • The Practice Interview Program allows for students to experience a real, on-campus interview with live feedback from hiring managers, human resources managers, seasoned professionals, CEOs, and vice presidents.
  • Cardinal Career Network offers students direct contact with alumni, via phone or email, to learn more about their industries and professions. Each alum volunteers to be contacted three times per month. 
  • Visiting Practitioner's Program invites recent graduates of the Miller College of Business to engage with business students and faculty through classroom discussion, small groups, and networking forums.
  • Visiting Fellows Program invites recent graduates of the College of Sciences and Humanities to engage science students and faculty through presentations and discussions regarding industry trends, technology, research, and current issues within the life sciences. 

To learn more about these programs, please contact the Career Center.

Most of our programs and services are free, and the registration fees for our special events are modest.

At the Career Center, we tailor our wide range of services to meet your needs. This personal touch has led hundreds of recruiters to visit our campus each year.

Whether you're coming to Ball State University to visit our office or interview students and alumni for an open position, we're excited to meet you. Please review the helpful information below to be aware of our campus community and best prepare for your upcoming visit.

Directions to Lucina Hall

Campus Map

Parking

Free parking is available in the metered lot directly west of Lucina Hall (in front of the tennis courts) and accessible from University Avenue. Parking spots are labeled "Career Center Recruiter Parking."

Hotels

Restaurants

On-Campus Dining Options (PDF)

Investing in branding opportunities at Ball State is a great way to find low-cost, high-impact solutions to your hiring needs. The Career Center has created several opportunities for you to build your brand presence while you're on campus. Whether you choose to invest in one-time or ongoing sponsorships, you can remain top-of-mind for candidates who are searching for great places to work.

Free Branding Opportunities

  • distribute company information
  • develop and host case study competition
  • host information sessions
  • gain strategic, on-campus brand exposure
  • list profile in Cardinal Career Link (web, social, company information) for candidates' access
  • participate in presenting and/or developing workshops
  • serve on panels or as workshop co-facilitators
  • take part in Practice Interview Program as interviewer

Fee-Based Branding Opportunities

  • advertise in 'The Daily News' and with Athletics
  • become a Career Center employer partner
  • customize events based on your needs
  • sponsor Career Center and student events
  • sponsor student scholarships

To participate in one of these opportunities or to get more information, contact our associate director of employer relations.

For additional information, download our Employer Relations guide (PDF).

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 765-285-1522. You may also review the following resources for additional information on recruiting policies: