Handshake for Employers

Handshake is the #1 way college students find jobs

As the most trusted college recruiting platform, Handshake enables employers to connect with Rensselaer students through targeted outreach and digital features like virtual career fairs and events.  Through Handshake you can post:

  • Open Jobs
  • Internships - fall (fits Arch), spring (fits Arch), or summer (Must specify unpaid or paid in description)
  • Co-ops (must be paid) summer to fall, spring to summer (fits Arch)
  • Full-time, entry-level and mid-career positions
  • Requests for information Sessions
  • Requests for On-Campus Interviews and On-Campus Recruiting
  • Registrations for the CCPD Career Fairs and other events


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Handshake - New Employer Connection Requests

Regarding new Handshake employer connection requests, the CCPD reserves the right to deny access to any employer who refuses to comply with our requirements for connecting with Rensselaer. Please ensure that all required information is entered accurately and thoroughly. Incomplete records may result in a denied request if the following requirements are not met:

  • Valid first- and last- name for a contact person
  • Valid phone number
  • Valid employer website
  • Valid email address for that employer (not a generic email)
  • Career information available in employer Handshake profile or on website
  • Adherence to Principles for Employment Professionals developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

We recommend including the following information in your company profile for additional verification:

  • Company social media accounts, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Logo
  • Branding image
  • Attachments with company/career info

At this time, the CCPD at RPI is not accepting requests from third party recruiters. 

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