How to Connect with Students and Alumni

Get advice on recruiting CFAES students and alumni

  1. Identify the type of student you’d like to target (undergraduate, graduate, alumni, specific majors, experience levels, etc.).
  2. Discuss how to target and promote your opportunity to the appropriate students or alumni.
  3. Schedule interview dates and reserve interview space.
  4. Identify methods to build your employer brand, meet potential candidates, and promote your opportunities through on-campus information sessions, career fairs, workshops, club meetings, classroom presentations, and networking events.
  5. Periodically evaluate your recruiting strategy to ensure long-term success.

Post a job or internship in Handshake

  1. Either login to Handshake or Create a Handshake Account. (
  2. After logging in, 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.

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.
  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. Either login to Handshake or Create a Handshake Account.
  2. Click on Resume Books. (Only available to employers granted to view resumes)
  3. Select a pre-designed resume book.
  4. Select search criteria through "more filters" or "advanced resume search".
  5. Click on Search button.

How to register with Handshake

  1. Follow the link to the right for Handshake.
  2. Click on the link for Recruiter Login for Handshake.
  3. Click on the “Click Here to Register with Handshake.”
  4. Your access will be approved within two business days; you will receive an e-mail message notifying you of your access.

How to register for a career fair

  1. Register with Handshake if you haven’t already done so.
  2. Login to Handshake.
  3. Place your cursor on the “Career Expos” tab at the top.
  4. Click search to view the list of active events for employers.
  5. Find the event in the list and click on the “Register” link to the right of the event.
  6. Fill out the form.