Find Talent

In a recent study, 64% of K-State students said they would stay in Manhattan if they could find suitable employment- with that in mind over 8,000 students graduate each year with a Bachelors, Masters or PhD.

At Kansas State University, approximately 22,000 students fill the campus every year- each with a diversified background and degrees in a wide range of fields from engineering and aviation to agriculture, business and the arts. 

Just 25 miles down Interstate 70 sits Fort Riley- a military installation with a daytime population of nearly 25,000. The proximity to Fort Riley provides a large pool of accomplished veterans and dependents who are seeking employment opportunities in the area. Get plugged in with talent through their Employment Readiness Program by clicking here.

Both sources contribute tremendously to the city’s melting pot of talent.


Regardless of the skill set you are looking for, you can find it all right here in Manhattan - and we want to help.

The K-State Career Center offers a variety of recruiting tools to connect your business to students. The center hosts annual career fairs, facilitate on-campus booths for businesses, and incorporate all activities and events into an easy-to-use app, Handshake, designed to simplify the process of finding qualified applicants.

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce fosters relationships between businesses and the rest of the community. They provide networking events, opportunities to promote your business, referrals and other exciting events and programs designed to expose your company to the rest of the city.

The PIVOT Database displays individual faculty profiles with expertise, grants and publications. Users can search for researchers by department, or search specific names and keywords. This service is offered for free and without any sign up process.