Connecting with Students and Alumni

Utilize Handshake to Connect with Students and Alumni

REGISTER FOR HANDSHAKE

  1. Create an account or login to Handshake.
  2. Click on the “Click Here to Register with Handshake.”
  3. Your access will be approved within two business days; you will receive an e-mail message notifying you of your access.

POST JOBS TO HANDSHAKE

  1. Visit handshake.osu.edu and login or create an employer account.
  2. Place cursor on Job Postings in the tool bar at the top of the page and then select New Job.
  3. Enter the job information and application instructions.
  4. Post any open positions you wish to share.
  5. Once your employer account and posted positions are approved, students will be able to view the postings. You may also search through student profiles if you would like to actively recruit candidates.

TIPS FOR POSTING A JOB OR INTERNSHIP

  1. The more information you can provide about the location, wage, and duties of the position, the better.
  2. Take time to choose criteria you want the applicants to meet—degree, majors, GPA, graduation date range, citizenship status. This will help students find you.
  3. Provide application instructions on how you want candidates to contact you to apply.

SCHEDULE ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

  1. Create an account or login to Handshake.
  2. Go to the menu bar at the top of the page and select Schedules/Jobs for On Campus Interviews.
  3. This is where you enter your schedule information and attach the job description. Once the information is submitted, we will activate the interview schedule.

SEARCH FOR RESUMES

  1. Create an account or login to Handshake.
  2. Click on Search Students in the left-hand navigation bar. 
  3. Check the box next to each student's name of the resumes you'd like to download.
  4. Once the students are selected, click, “Download Resumes” in the top hand tool bar. 

REGISTER FOR A CAREER EXPO

  1. Create an account or login to Handshake.
  2. Place your cursor on the “Career Expos” tab at the top.
  3. Click search to view the list of active events for employers.
  4. Find the event in the list and click on the “Register” link to the right of the event. Fill out the form.

For questions related to the above information, contact Career Development Manager, Adam Cahill, cahill.71@osu.edu 614-292-1589.