Handshake for Employers

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Handshake is the University of Minnesota’s career services management system. On Handshake, at no cost to your organization, you can:

  • Post jobs, internships, and other opportunities, and browse for qualified candidates at all five University of Minnesota campuses
  • Register for career fairs and events
  • Schedule information sessions
  • Set up on-campus interviews

Getting Started on Handshake

You may already be familiar with the Handshake platform, which is used at many universities nationwide.

If you are already using Handshake, you can add the University of Minnesota to your schools. If you are new to Handshake, read on to learn how to get started.

Register and Create an Employer User Account on Handshake

You will need an employer user account on Handshake to log in. Get started on Handshake.

For step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account, join your organization on Handshake, and get started, read this article from the Handshake Help Center.

Please review the Handshake User Agreement. By using Handshake, you are indicating that you have read and agree to the terms of the user agreement.

How You Can Use Handshake as an Employer

Contact the CLA Employer Engagement team for guidance on using Handshake to connect with CLA students.

Post Job, Internship, and/or Volunteer Openings

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

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

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

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

Register to Participate in Existing Events, Such as Career Fairs

You can use GoldPASS to find and register for upcoming career fairs and events at the University of Minnesota, such as the CLA Internship & Career Fair.

Learn step-by-step instructions and more information about registering for career events on campus.

Where to Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Handshake

Information for Employers about using Handshake at the University of Minnesota

You can find a wealth of information for employers specific to using Handshake at the University of Minnesota on this webpage, including:

  • Employer Policies and User Agreement
  • Posting Guide for Employers
  • Handshake Tutorials

Handshake Help Center

The Handshake Help Center for Employers contains articles and how-to’s for navigating and using Handshake, including:

Connect with the CLA Employer Engagement Team About your Handshake Questions

The CLA Employer Engagement team is here to advise you on your on-campus recruiting practices and strategy! Click here to connect with the CLA Employer Engagement team about Handshake.