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GoldPASS powered by Handshake is the University of Minnesota’s career services management system where you can post employment opportunities (internships, jobs, volunteer positions)—for free—as well as schedule on-campus interviews, create and publicize your own events (e.g., information sessions), register to participate in existing events (e.g., career fairs), and more.

If you’re like many employers who recruit college students and recent grads, you may be familiar with Handshake because you already have an established Handshake account that you use to recruit through another college or university career centers. If that’s the case, simply add the University of Minnesota to the list of schools you’re connected within Handshake. You’ll then be able to use GoldPASS to recruit here in the UMN's College of Liberal Arts as well.

If, on the other hand, you’re new to Handshake (and therefore to GoldPASS powered by Handshake), read on to learn how you can tap this comprehensive career services resource to recruit students and recent graduates here in CLA.

Getting Started on GoldPASS powered by Handshake

It won’t take you long to discover just how powerful and helpful GoldPASS powered by Handshake is. But first, you need to get started.

Here’s how.

Register and Create an Employer User Account on Handshake

You will need an employer user account on Handshake to log in and use GoldPASS as an employer.

If you’ve received an invite (via email) to use GoldPASS—from a CLA Career Services representative, perhaps, or from a colleague—simply follow the link in the email to take you to the Handshake employer account creation process.

If you’re signing up for GoldPASS without an email invite, you’ll need to create a new Handshake employer account. Learn how to create a new account on Handshake.

A Few of the Many Great Things You Can Do on GoldPASS

Once you’ve created a GoldPASS powered by Handshake employer account (if you didn’t already have one), completed your profile, and connected with the University of Minnesota, you’ll be able to take advantage of the many tools GoldPASS has to offer to you as an employer. Here’s just a sampling—the ones you’re most likely to want to use. Contact the CLA Employer Engagement team for guidance on using GoldPASS to connect with CLA students.

Post Job, Internship, and/or Volunteer Openings—for FREE

All postings are reviewed for approval by University of Minnesota career services staff — this process typically takes about two business days.

There is no cost for posting positions on GoldPASS. Learn step-by-step instructions and more information about posting jobs.

Set Up and Schedule On-Campus Interviews

If you would like to interview University of Minnesota candidates on campus, you will need to request an interview schedule in GoldPASS. To host interviews with CLA, be sure to select “College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Career Services” as the career center. Learn step-by-step instructions and more information about on-campus interviews.

Create and Publicize Your Own Career Events

Whether you’re hosting a career event — such as information sessions, workshops, or even virtual events — on campus or in your own space, you can post the event in GoldPASS for students to see.

All event requests are reviewed for approval by the University of Minnesota career services staff — this process typically takes about two business days.

Learn step-by-step instructions and more information about posting events.

Register to Participate in Existing Events, Such as Career Fairs

You will find and can register for upcoming career fairs and events at the University of Minnesota, such as the CLA Internship & Career Fair, on GoldPASS. Learn step-by-step instructions and more information about registering for career events on campus.

Where to Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The “Employers” section of the GoldPASS powered by Handshake home page offers "Frequently Asked Questions" that will help you with common GoldPASS/Handshake questions/issues, such as:

  • Registering and logging in.
  • Posting opportunities (jobs, internships, volunteer positions), and editing the listings if necessary.
  • Requesting an on-campus interviewing schedule.
  • Registering to participate in career fairs.

You can visit "Help Center" at the very bottom of every GoldPASS page (once you’re logged in), which takes you to an extensive collection of helpful tutorials.