A Guide to On-Campus Employment

Shelby Marter -

On campus employment is a great way to drive student engagement in Handshake. In many cases it can be a critical factor to engaging faculty and departments across campus.

This article outlines the two options for managing on-campus employment in Handshake


Before you get started:

Ask yourself and your team a few key questions! This will ensure you have the right stakeholders involved in the decision making process. Ultimately, you know your institution best. Whiteboard your critical workflows and prioritize!

  • Who currently manages on-campus employment?
    • Singular coordinator posting on behalf of departments?
    • Individual departments autonomously posting positions?
  • Which institutional policies and processes am I working with?
  • Who are my key stakeholders?
  • Will we be using Handshake to manage a federal work study program?


Option 1: Company Model to Manage On-Campus Employment:

Key functionality:

  • Each department is set up as their own separate company profile within Handshake
  • Each campus department/office will manage their own staff and postings
  • Our Handshake Support Team will have to open up a set amount of domain spaces (such as @university.edu) for each company
  • The experience for on-campus employers with the company model will be very similar to those employers who are not affiliated with your campus.

Follow these instructions to setup the company model for on-campus employment in Handshake


Option 2: Division Model to Manage On-Campus Employment:

Key functionality:

  • Each department/office will be created as a division in a single shared company account
  • A designated account owner must approve all staff access
  • Divisions are not associated with contacts or users - instead connected to:
    • Jobs
    • Fair registrations
  • Each staff member is able to see and edit jobs across the entire company profile
  • Users can use divisions to filter and build saved search views

Follow these instructions to setup the division model for on-campus employment in Handshake


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