How do I advertise an opportunity?

All part-time, full-time, internship and co-op positions are posted on Handshake, VCU’s student and alumni employment portal. There is no fee to post opportunities through Handshake.

Is Handshake just for job postings?

No, in addition to job postings, you can also sign up for one of our career fairs, manage your on-campus interviews, review previous events, and review job applicants.

What are the policies for posting a position?

Organizations that recruit VCU students and alumni are expected to follow VCU Career Services’ posting policies. In addition, recruiters are encouraged to review the Principles for Professional Practices established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

It is the policy of VCU to provide its employment, educational programs, health care services, research activities and other services to the public in a manner to ensure that access to all its services is based on sound principles of nondiscrimination.

I'm having trouble with Handshake

If you need additional assistance, please call us at 804-828-1645.

Recruiting at VCU

How can I recruit on campus?

We offer a variety of ways to recruit including career fairs, information tables, on-campus interviews, mock interviews and collaboration with student organizations. Contact our Employer Development team if you have any questions on how to develop your recruitment plan.


Are there VCU guidelines regarding receiving credit for internships?

Internship guidelines are established by the department from which the student is seeking credit. Some departments award academic credit for internships and others do not. If academic credit is awarded, the student is required to register for the course and to pay the class registration fee.

Are employers required to pay interns? 

The U.S. Department of Labor has established guidelines under the Fair Labor Standards Act to help employers determine if they are required to pay interns.

Federal work-study

Where can I find more information about the federal work-study program?

Information on the federal work-study is available on the Office of Financial Aid’s website.