Start Recruiting at UVU with Handshake

Begin recruiting at UVU by creating an account on Handshake. Handshake allows you to recruit at over 1000 schools nationwide using just one account! (Note: You will need to receive approval from each school.) Creating an account on Handshake, UVU's online recruiting platform, is simple and generally takes just a few minutes.

Create Account

  • Please remember to select Utah Valley University as one of your schools when creating your account.
  • If you need help setting up your account or linking to an existing company account, please contact the Career & Internship Center at 801.863.6364.
  • Keep in mind that it may take several business days to approve your account. If you need help expediting the approval for your account, please contact us.

Sample Account. The UVU Handshake Account has been provided below for your reference

An example of what a Handshake profile looks like

Create an account on Handshake

Account Creation Tips

You will find below information that will assist you as you set up your Company Account and User Profile.

  • When creating your User Profile, use your company domain email address – not use an alternate service (i.e. gmail, Yahoo, etc.).
  • If you are having difficulty receiving the confirmation email after creating your user profile, check your spam and junk folders and add to your email contacts. If you are still having difficulty, check with your IT Department and ask that they whitelist Handshake or check quarantined emails. Feel free to contact us for further assistance.
  • To resend your confirmation, login to Handshake and navigate to the right side of your screen, then click the link in Step 4 in the “Didn’t receive the email?” section, We are also happy to resend the confirmation email to you.
  • If your company does not have an existing account on Handshake, you will see an option to create a company account after you have created your User Profile.
  • If your company already has an account on Handshake, you will have the option to connect to your existing company profile. (Note: You will need to be connected to your company profile prior to taking any actions with schools.)
  • If you have difficulty creating your account please contact Handshake by navigating to the “Need Help?” button on the top right side of your screen under the login box. (Note: If you do not receive a response from Handshake within 48 hours of your request, please reach out to us and we will be happy to facilitate a connection.)
  • Be sure to include your company phone number, as well as your business address, when you create your company account.
  • Do not enter job postings in the company description, this area is designated for you to provide a description of your organization.
  • Make sure your company description is targeted to potential candidates. Many organizations use the same company description as the one used on their website. Generally, however, the target market for the website is not potential candidates.
  • Be sure to use bullet points in your company description, not paragraphs.
  • After creating your account, adjust your notification settings under "User Settings" to be sure you are receiving messages from Handshake in your company email.
  • Photographs in your account banner are especially effective.
  • Only request one school approval at a time. If you are declined by a school, contact them to determine why you were declined and make changes to your account as necessary before requesting approval at any other schools.

Posting Your Positions

Types of Positions

We welcome you to recruit UVU students for all types of positions including emerging and early talent career positions, internships and part-time student jobs. Additional information has been included below regarding the benefits of hiring UVU students for all types of positions.

Career Positions.

  • Most students (around 81%) at UVU work part-time while attending school. You may be surprised to find that many students at UVU have on-the-job experience by the time they are seniors.

Internships. Keep in mind the following benefits as you consider hiring a student intern.

  • Test-drive the talent before hiring for a permanent position.
  • Increase productivity on existing projects.
  • Increase your visibility on campus.
  • Find and evaluate future employees.
  • Enhance perspective for students.
  • Give Back to the community.

Part-Time Jobs. Since so many of our students work while attending school, consider hiring students through our on-campus Part-Time Job Fairs to fill your entry-level positions. It is a great way to build your pipeline and get to know candidates for potential long-term positions.

Posting Jobs & Internships

Make students aware of opportunities with your organization by posting opportunities through our on-line recruiting platform, Handshake. Posting is easy and will save time because Handshake allows you to make each position you create available to over 1,000 schools (after approval) with one posting. Your positions can also be shared across campus with students from appropriate majors.


  • Start by creating an Account for your company and a User Profile for yourself on Handshake. If you have not already taken this step, more instructions and information is included on the “Using Handshake” tab.
  • To post your position(s) and internships, access Handshake, then click “Jobs” on the black bar on the left side of your screen and follow the prompts provided.
  • Positions will then need to be approved by UVU. That approval should be completed within 48 hours, but if you would like us to expedite that approval, please contact the Career & Internship Center at 801.863.6364.


  • You are welcome to post full-time career opportunities, internships, and part-time student jobs on Handshake.
  • Volunteer and unpaid jobs are not approved.
  • Unpaid internships are allowed, but please keep in mind that unpaid internships may receive less interest.
  • If you have created your job postings prior to being approved by UVU, you will need to go back to those positions and select UVU while in "edit” mode for our students to view them.

Tips. Be aware that it is helpful for you to view your job or internship posting as a marketing asset rather than just information placed on a job board. With that in mind, the following tips may help you to be more successful.

  • As you create your posting, be sure to select specific majors you wish to target. Do not select all majors. If you do not select specific majors, the posting will default to “All Majors”. These postings are frequently viewed as generic and are not as successful as those that are targeted to specific majors.
  • Under “Preferences” and “Applicant Packages,” select “email every time a new student applies” to be notified as students apply.
  • Take advantage of formatting functionality to make your posting stand out.
  • Provide lots of information but make it easy to read by using bullet points, rather than paragraphs, as much as possible.
  • If you would like assistance with your job or internship posting, please contact the Career & Internship Center at 801.863.6364.
  • We are also happy to share information regarding degree-related jobs or internships on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Career & Internship Center to discuss this option.
  • An example has been included below for your reference.
    • Example of posting a job position on Handshake
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