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If you have a position to fill, you can create an account and post your opportunity in about 10 minutes through our online recruiting database. Handshake is available to and used by VCU students and alumni. The platform allows you to post the following types of opportunities:
- Full-time jobs
- Part-time jobs (off-campus and on-campus)
- Federal Work-Study positions (on-campus and off-campus)
- Experiential learning
Handshake also allows you to manage every aspect of your candidate search. You can also register for career fairs and events, manage applicants (or direct them to your application management system), and schedule on-campus interviews and information sessions.
Handshake user FAQ
If you would like to post an employment or career opportunity for students and/or alums, visit Handshake to get started. We recommend you use Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari; problems have been reported with Internet Explorer.
Two helpful resources for understanding and leveraging the functionality of Handshake to recruit VCU students are the Handshake Help Center for Employers (articles) and Pathfinders (self-guided courses).
Contact VCU Career Services at (804) 828-1645 or email HireVCURams@vcu.edu if you need additional assistance.
New Handshake users
Create an account on Handshake. For step-by-step instructions, check out this new account help article. For further insight into using and maximizing the platform, review the Getting Started With Handshake articles from the Handshake Help Center.
VCU employees seeking to create a staff account under their department or office should email HireVCURams@vcu.edu to get started. If you are having employer or staff account access issues, click “Contact Support” here to submit a help ticket to Handshake Support. Their team is incredibly responsive and helpful.
All new employers requesting to connect with VCU will be reviewed by a member of the employer development team. If/When you are approved, you can begin to post opportunities to VCU students and alums.
Employers who have not yet connected with VCU, should click “Schools” from the left navigation bar, then click More Schools on Handshake. Read the School Network Management article on the Handshake Help Center for more information.
Employers who have posted a job and want to add VCU as a school should read the How to Post a Job to Additional Schools article on the Handshake Help Center for more information.
The Engage With Early Talent articles from the Handshake Help Center are helpful to understand how to connect with and recruit VCU students and alums through fairs, events, and messaging.