Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University
Academic Success and Career Center Cultivating Successful Scholars and Professionals

New to Hiring?

Looking to post your on-campus position?

Handshake is a free service to employers and students provided by the Academic Success and Career Center. Simply sign up for an account by visiting  

This short video will guide you through the process of setting up an employer account.



We are trying to get our Cougs career ready, so please remember to notify applicants where they are in the process, or if a decision has been made. Handshake can easily due this for you from your applicant screen.

Looking for help on-boarding your new employee?

Check out our Employee Handbook and Supervisor Handbook.


Handshake Features

In order to better serve our students, there is an administrative side to Handshake. This allows you to:

  • Promote your events
  • Handle Appointment Scheduling
  • Track Student Attendance
  • Connect your students with Career Resources
  • Send targeted emails to specific student populations
  • Launch Surveys
  • See popular jobs and employers

Tutorials and Demonstrations

You can schedule a time with the student employment coordinator to go over these features in person. Are you an instructor, and want to set aside class time to show students how to operate Handshake? We can lead a classroom demonstration on Handshakes features and in the end have the students apply to a mock-job posting just as they would any other position on Handshake. If you are interested, please contact the student employment coordinator above.



Handshake Demonstrations

For more information or a demonstration of what Handshake can do for you and your students, contact the student employment coordinator.



Employer Resources

Employee Handbook

Supervisor Handbook.

Orientation Checklist