How do I create a company profile?

Rob Midson -

This article will teach you how to create an effective profile for your company.  If you have not registered for Handshake yet, you’ll need to create a user account before you can complete the following steps. To learn more about how to create a user account, read How do I create a user account?   

If your company already has a Handshake profile, but needs to create additional profiles for different locations or divisions, please contact 
Your account profile is an important tool because it gives you the opportunity to tell students about your company (and why they’d want to work there).
Start by using this form to look for your company to confirm whether or not you already have a profile.

If your company doesn’t appear in the search results, click the Create Company Profile button.
You will be taken to a page where you can add a company logo and a company branding image:

To add your company’s logo:

  1. Click Add a logo.
  2. Click Upload New Image.
  3. Select the logo image you’d like to use from your computer files.  Please keep in mind that a 1:1 (width to height) ratio is best for your logo with a minimum size of 150x150 and maximum size of 400x400.
  4. Click Select image.
  5. Click Save.

To add your company’s branding image:

  1. Click Add a branding image.
  2. Click Upload New Image.
  3. Select the logo image you’d like to use from your computer files. Please keep in mind that a ratio between 4:1 and 5:1 (width to height) is best for your branding image with a size size minimum of 1200x300 and a size maximum of 2000x500.
  4. Click Select image.
  5. Click Save.

Scroll down to the area of the page where you can add basic information about your company:
1. Complete your company’s information

  • Required: Company name, Website, Phone, Location, and description.
  • Additional options include:
    • Company size, public email, business pitch, and social media account information (to direct students to your company’s public and official Facebook page, Twitter feed, etc.).
    • Click the Auto Approve Staff box if you’d like to enable any user with a confirmed email address from your company domain name to be automatically approved when they request access at your company. (To manually approve all staff requests, leave this box unchecked).
    • Click the Allow Student Messages if you’d like to allow students to initiate conversations with your company through the Handshake platform. (Leave this box unchecked if you want students to contact you via email or other off-platform vehicles).

2. Click Create New Employer when you are finished inputting your company information. You will be taken to the employer landing page where you will be able to create job postings and events.
To learn more about how to edit your company information at any time, read
How do I edit my company profile? 


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    Margaret Seelie

    Hello, where is the "Create New Company" button?

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    Christine Kenneally

    unable to click on the create New Company and can't find it on actual website

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    Where is the "CREATE NEW COMPANY" button?

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    cynthia stotlar-hedberg

    it won't let you type the company name in 

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