Connect with and Recruit UAA Talent

Ways to connect with UAA talent:

  • Connect with students and alumni through an employer Handshake account
  • Attend on-campus and virtual recruitment events 
  • Advertise open jobs and internships on Handshake
  • Host student-friendly jobs and internships
  • Share your expertise at career networking events

Login to Handshake 

Get Started in Handshake 

Create a free employer account with Handshake, UA’s career management platform for students and alumni. Through Handshake you can post jobs and internships, manage applications and interviews, register for recruiting events, communicate with students and alumni, and more.

  • New to Handshake?
    1. Sign up for an employer account
    2. After completing registration, your request will be reviewed 
    3. Complete your employer profile
    4. Stuck? Check out this help article: Getting Started with Handshake 
  • Already on Handshake, but looking for a UAA connection?
    1. On the left side of the navigation toolbar, click 'Schools'
    2. Click 'More Schools on Handshake' to request and search specific schools
    3. Request The University of Alaska System
    4. Once received, your request will be reviewed
  • Company is on Handshake, but you are not?
    1. Sign up with your work email address and create a password
    2. Handshake will suggest your company based on your email domain
    3. Request to join your company
    4. The admin/owner of your company's Handshake account will approve you
  • How to Post a Job or Internship
    1. Sign in to your employer account on Handshake
    2. From the home page you can click the blue box on the left that says 'Post a Job'
    3. Or on the left side navigation toolbar, click 'Jobs'
    4. On the top right, click the blue box titled 'Create Job'
    5. Complete the job posting with as many details and descriptions as possible
    6. Follow the prompts and add the school or schools you would like to post the job to
    7. Enter application start and expiration dates, then click 'Create'
    8. For further information review 'How to Post a Job in Handshake'

Best Practices 

  • Complete Your Company Profile

    Include a company email domain that matches your company, a working website that matches your company, forward facing contact information (email, phone number, etc).

  • Request a Few Schools Initially

    This will allow you to build positive relationships with schools while also growing your Trust Score. You can request additional schools as you become approved at your initial schools.

  • Build Your Trust Score

    The trust score takes into account your activity level on the platform, the number of approvals from various schools, length of time on the platform, completeness of profile, and valid website. Focusing on these areas will help build your score.  

Employer Policies

  • Wages, Paid or Unpaid Internships

    Alaska Minimum Wage Requirement: Career Services coordinates internships in which students earn minimum hourly wage or higher. Under certain circumstances, a student may work for an organization as a legitimate unpaid intern. Please refer the US Department of Labor for more information.

  • Nondiscrimination Title IX and the University

    When creating an internship program it is important to acknowledge that your organization becomes a third-party provider and could be accountable for complying with federal, state, and institutional laws and policies. The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. 

  • Hiring International Students
    Career Services collaborates with International Student Services (ISS) to coordinate internships for international students. International students who are offered an internship are required to gain permission to work off campus before they start the internship.
  • Handshake Accounts and Terms of Use

    Handshake Accounts and Terms of Use

    The University of Alaska Career Services Offices operate under the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practices and expects employers to do the same. Use of services provided by the Career Services Office as well as the Handshake platform constitutes the employer’s agreement to the following policies. The purpose of the UA Handshake is to allow employers to post information about current or anticipated job and/or internship openings. UA Career Services Offices reserve the right to decline requests that are deemed inappropriate or predatory. University policy requires that employers: 


    Employers shall abide by the following practices when utilizing Handshake:

    • Job postings must be actual, current openings.
    • Job postings must clearly identify the scope and responsibilities of the position, requirements of the position, and compensation information. 
    • Job postings shall not contain false, fraudulent, inaccurate or misleading information.
    • Job postings should provide official company address, accurate location of employment performance, business email, website, and contact first and last name. 
    • Job postings shall not require any type of payment from the applicant including but not limited to: requirement to attend unpaid orientation or training; direct fees in order to be placed into a job or internship; payment for application fees; requirement to purchase, lease, or rent sales kits, samples, presentation supplies, or the like.
    • Job posting may not contain anything that is sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, physically threatening, or illegal.
    • Employers are willing to provide written documentation of registration with the Better Business Bureau when and if requested.


    Student Privacy 

    • All candidate information provided to an employer is released only to the employer for hiring purposes related to the identified job posting. Re-disclosure is not permissible in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

    On Campus Recruiting/Interview Scheduling

    • Cancellations: Employers who cancel an interview schedule once the student sign-up period has opened are responsible for contacting the students to inform them of the cancellation.  

    University of Alaska and the Career Services office reserves the right to make changes or exceptions to the policies as necessary.