Handshake for Employers

On this page you’ll not only find resources to get started on Handshake, but also helpful information as to what we are looking for when approving requests.

What’s Handshake?

Handshake is UNL’s job board for students and alumni. They have plenty of resources to get you started which can be found below:

If you’re having setting up or trouble your employer account, please let us know and we can help connect you with Handshake support or you can visit the Handshake Help Center.

  • Develop a robust profile that includes your logo and links to social media.  This makes researching prospective employers easier for students
  • Write compelling descriptions that grab attention
  • Accurately describe responsibilities and qualifications but be careful not to ask for too much experience too soon
  • Students are quick to discard positions they don’t think they are qualified to receive
  • If you have flexible hours and remote work available, indicate that early
  • Maximize attending career fairs by including job description of typical recruiting needs
  • Consider listing any in-person or virtual recruitment events in Handshake for students to see and RSVP and follow-up with students

On-Campus Employers

We’re happy to help campus departments share their positions on Handshake. Since you have a unl.edu e-mail, there are a few extra steps we’ll have to go through to get your account set up.

If you are looking to post a position for your UNL Department, contact University Career Services at careerservices@unl.edu.

Volunteer Organizations

Posting volunteer opportunities has never been easier! In the summer of 2021, UNL transitioned volunteering and community engagement opportunities to the platform Handshake, our one-stop shop to find and connect with students.

Get started by creating a organization account!

Want to learn more about Handshake? Select a link below on a topic to see everything Handshake can empower you to do! Still have questions? Contact Andrew Brown, Assistant Director of Community Engagement.

Posting Requirements

When submitting your job postings, here is what we look for:

  • Proper pay listed (Salary per year, hourly, temporary or just “Paid”)
    • If your position is unpaid, please list as volunteer.
  • Accurate Job Description and Qualifications
    • See above for Handshake tips and tricks to get some information!

When submitting your internship postings, here is what we look for:

  • Proper pay listed (Salary per year, hourly, temporary or just “Paid”) 
  • Accurate Job Description and Qualifications 
  • Provides evidence that the student will be supporting a full-time team and will have supervision from an industry related professional. Internships cannot be used to fill in the place of a full-time employee.

Un-Paid Internship Requirements

On top of the above requirements, unpaid internships will also need:

  • No associated dollar amount nor promise of current or future compensation. This includes providing housing or other amenities to their interns. 
  • We vet unpaid internships based on Department of Labor Requirements. For more information, go here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.pdf

When submitting Co-Operative Education postings, here is what we look for:

  • Information about the organization (MUST be related to engineering) 
  • What the student will do (responsibilities)
    • Co-op plan outline, including duration and expected hours 
  • Proper pay listed (Salary per year, hourly, temporary or just “Paid”) 

When submitting Fellowship postings, here is what we look for: 

  • Proper pay listed (Salary per year, hourly, temporary or just “Paid”)
  • Description reflects qualifications and responsibilities of the fellowship
  • Duration of fellowship

When submitting Volunteer postings, here is what we look for: 

  • Positions is UNPAID with no promise of future compensation.
  • Work being done supports the organizations mission.

Based on University policies, we do not accept any industries representing the sale of:  

  • Adult Entertainment 
  • Firearms
  • Cannabis 
  • Multi-level Marketing Organizations 

*this does not include political organizations representing the legalization or maintained status of anything related to these industries as long as their opportunities offer valuable work in the political/advocacy space. 

Missing Requirements: Our team does its best to review all requests within 1-2 business days of receiving them. If we find that 1 or more of these requirements are missing, we will provide our feedback and give you 2 business days to correct the change and let us know it’s been done. If we do not see evidence of these changes, we will have to deny the request to clear out our queue. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to careerservices@unl.edu.