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Handshake Is Here!

The Academic Success and Career Center at Washington State University is changing its employment management platform from CougLink to Handshake. This is an exciting update that will improve the experience of students seeking employment or an employer recruiting WSU students! Check out our Student Employment page for information about how students and employers can access Handshake!

Posting Job and Internship Positions

CougLink (part of the NACElink network) is our free online employment resource website for official job and internship listing program at Washington State University.

Access CougLink
  1. Register for a New Account
  2. Login to your Account

Once logged in, select “Create Job Posting” on the right, under “CougLink Shortcuts”. Single positions posted through the links above are free of charge. However, you may choose to post to multiple schools for a nominal fee.

If you have difficulty and need assistance with the posting process, please contact us.

Requirements for Employers Creating a CougLink account
  • Employers’ account e-mail must match the organization’s website domain name. Generic e-mail addresses, such as, Gmail, Hot Mail, or Outlook cannot be accepted. This measure is set in place to protect our students, as well as your organization.
  • Missing, inaccurate, or illegitimate information in your registration form could result in a declined CougLink account request.
  • Private parties (i.e. someone unassociated with an established organization for personal employment) cannot be accepted.
  • Employers who do not conform to Washington State law will not be accepted.
Posting Local Student Employment Positions

For assistance in finding employment with Washington State University, you can search for jobs through CougLink. CougLink is an electronic job board that allows for students to view and apply for positions online. Students have the opportunity to search for jobs at their own convenience. Within CougLink, students also have the option to cater their job search to either on-campus or off-campus employment, along with on-campus and off-campus work-study positions. You must log in to the system with your network ID and password.

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