Handshake Guide for UW-Eau Claire On-Campus Employers

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Setting up a UW-Eau Claire Handshake Employer Account

You can create an account to hire on-campus by clicking here: Employer Handshake Registration.

  1.  Click Sign Up For An Account, click Employer and fill out your information.

  2. Choose the types of students you wish to recruit. NOTE: General Studies may be a good fit for on-campus opportunities.
    (OPTIONAL) Enter your Alma Mater if you wish and continue.

  3. Read the employer guidelines and note you are not a 3rd party recruiter and click the Next Confirm Email button.

  4. Next, you will receive an email from Handshake to confirm your email.

  5. You will be brought back to Handshake and asked to choose your “company”. Each area at UW-Eau Claire will be their own “company” in Handshake.
  6. Check to see if your department is listed in this format: (Department, UW-Eau Claire). DO NOT join the main University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire account. 
  7. If your department is already in Handshake, select to join your company and you are finished.
  8. If your department is not listed, you are the first from your department to create an employer account in Handshake. Click Create New Company on the bottom right of the page.
  9. To be consistent across campus, please create your “company” name in the following format:  Department, UW-Eau Claire (such as Advising, Retention + Career Center, UW-Eau Claire).  
  10. Complete the required (*) information and click Create New Employer.
  11. NOTE: Location must be a city, state or actual mailing address, you can use: Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  12. Lastly, you will connect to schools. Search for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and continue.
NOTE: Each company request is reviewed so it may take 24-48 hours for your approval. Once your company has been approved, all jobs you post will be auto-approved immediately upon submission.

Posting a Job to Recruit UW-Eau Claire Students

Once logged into Handshake, click Post a Job, located on the home dashboard.  

Enter in the following information on each page:
Basic information- this is the Job Description. If you have a job description typed up, you can copy and paste it into this space. Once you have added the job description
Position details- this is where you will add the Job title and select the Position Type 
Location requirements- choose from Onsite, Remote, or Hybrid. If you select Onsite or Hybrid, you will need to add the city and state where the job is located.
Time requirements- Select from Full time or Part time. Choose from Onsite, Remote, or Hybrid. If you select Onsite or Hybrid, you will need to add the city and state where the job is located.
Compensation and benefits- Choose from four options: range, custom range, exact amount, or unpaid and fill in the requested information. On the same page as Expected pay, you can choose to add Additional compensation, Benefits, Perks and/or Additional benefits. These are all optional.
Categorize your job- at this step, add Job role groups. Job role groups help candidates find your job posting. To find the job role group that best fits with your position, type the job title into the search bar and select the group that fits best. For example, if you are hiring a Front Desk Associate, you can type in Front Desk Associate and select the job role group “Office and Administrative Support Workers” that automatically pops up. You can also scroll through the list of Job role groups by clicking your curser in the search bar.
Candidate qualifications- All the following are optional to add to the job posting. The qualifications that you can add are Work authorization, School year, Latest graduation date, Major groups, and Minimum GPA
Choose schools- If you are posting this position just for UWEC students, select Post to specific schools and search University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the search bar.
Application process- You need to add the Application open and close date, the number of hires, how the candidates will submit applications, and select the additional required documents needed.
Your hiring team- Your information will appear as the Job Owner. You can select if you would like to give candidates the option to message you through the job post by selecting the option under Messaging availability (The messaging feature can be found at the top right area of the homepage.) You can also select any of the options under the Email settings to receive emails related to the job posting. 
One last check- This is your chance to look over the information before posting to Handshake. You can make any edits needed by clicking the Edit button on the right-hand side of each section. Once you have double checked the information, you are ready to post the job by clicking the Post Job button at the bottom of the page or the top right corner.

The article below outlines the job posting process: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218693198-How-do-I-post-a-job-

Additional help from Handshake https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer or create a help ticket: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

We are here to help! If you need further assistance, contact Career Services at careers@uwec.edu or 715-836-3487.