Recruit and Connect with UAA Talent
Ways to connect with UAA talent:
- Connect with student through an employer Handshake Account
- Attend on-campus recruitment events
- Advertise open jobs and internships
- Host student jobs and internships with your organization
- Share your expertise at career networking events
- Table on campus
Get Started With 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 on-campus recruiting events, communicate with students and alumni, and more.
- Wages, Paid or Unpaid Internships
Alaska Minimum Wage Requirement: Career Exploration and 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 StudentsCareer Exploration and 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.
The purpose of UAA Handshake is to allow employers to post information about current or anticipated job and/or internship openings. UAA Career Exploration & Services reserves the right to decline requests that are deemed inappropriate or predatory.
University policy requires that employers:
- Will refrain from providing UAA students’ and alumni resume or information to any other party without the student’s or alum’s written consent, regardless of source. Failing to comply with this University policy is a violation of the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act.
- Comply with the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (http://www.naceweb.org/career-development/organizational-structure/principles-for-ethical-professional-practice/#employment)
- Operates in congruence with the UAA policy of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy or parenthood.
- Are compliant with all related federal and state statutes and regulations
All employers that request approval to access University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Handshake will be checked for an active business or non-profit license with the address matching their company’s/organization’s Handshake profile.
- If an active business or non-profit license is not found or cannot be accessed for your company/organization, then UAA Career Exploration & Services will request proof of an active license with matching address or an alternate business name.
- If the provided proof of active license still does not match the address on your company’s/organization’s Handshake profile, then approval will depend on your company’s/organization’s Handshake Trust Score and flags (if applicable).
UAA Career Exploration & Services will decline a company/organization and will not post material if:
- The company/organization attempts solicitation of their services or on-campus sales
- The employment conflicts with the mission of the University of Alaska
- The posting is for advertisements for competitions or contests
- This position is for a home-based business
- There is not enough information provided (e.g. in the organization description, cannot provide proof of an active business/non-profit license) to verify that the organization is an established company/organization
- There are fees and/or fundraising requirements associated with job seekers regarding applications, job positions, utilizing services, job database, etc.
- Third-Party Recruiters
The National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the national professional association for college career services offices and employers, defines third party recruiters as follows: “Third-party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment."
The above definition includes, but is not limited to, the following entities regardless of the fee structure used by the entity to charge for services.
- Employment agencies/organizations that list positions for a number of client organizations and receive payment when a referred candidate is hired. The fee for listing a position is paid either by the firm listing the opening (fee paid) or by the candidate who is hired.
- Search firms—organizations that contract with clients to find and screen qualified persons to fill specific positions. The fees for this service are paid by the clients.
- Contract recruiters—organizations that contract with an employer to act as the employer’s agent in the recruiting and employment function.
- Resume referral firms—commercial organizations that collect data on job seekers that is marketed to prospective employers. Fees may be paid by the employer, the job seeker, or both.
- Commercial job listing/resume collection websites—it is not compatible with the mission of CES to promote businesses which collect candidate resumes for the purpose of marketing those to employers.
As the first step to obtain approval for UAA Handshake, third-party Recruiters must agree to the policies outlined in UAA Career Exploration & Services’ Third-Party Recruiter Statement of Understanding.