Handshake for Employers

Handshake partnering with the university of south alabama

Handshake is the student job management platform used by the Career Development team. With Handshake, your organization can connect with talented University of South Alabama students and alumni. The platform offers you and your recruiting team the ability to:

  • Post and manage vacant positions
  • Manage interview schedules and register for career fairs
  • Engage with USA students and alumni

Getting Started with Handshake

▼   Registering for Handshake

To register for Handshake as an employer, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit https://southalabama.joinhandshake.com/login to create a user profile. If your organization does not already have an employer account, you will need to create one by selecting 'Sign up here' at the top right.
  2. Once you have signed up, you will receive an email to verify your information. Click on the link in the email to finish the registration process. After you have finished creating a company profile or join an existing company, please notify Career Development (careerservices@southalabama.edu or 251-460-6188) to expedite the approval process.

Once your account/profile has been approved, you will be able to log in to Handshake and post a job.

▼   Posting a Job, Co-op, or Internship Opportunity


  1. Select the 'Jobs' tab on the left side of the navigation bar. This will bring up the Job Postings page.
  2. Select 'New Job' in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Once you’ve arrived on the job form, complete the required fields and select 'Create Job' at the end of the form. To ensure the position shows up in a variety of searches, complete as many of the fields as possible.
  4. You will be asked to complete the Job Qualifications to match up with qualified students. Once you’re finished, select 'Update Qualifications.' This will bring you to the job summary page, where you can see all of the information you just entered.
  5. The new job has now been submitted for approval and will be approved within 2-3 business days.


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