We are a Handshake school!

What is Handshake?

Handshake has become a staple for college recruiting at the University of Portland and 700+ colleges nationwide! It is an online career portal for employers to connect with students and alumni for internships as well as part-time and full-time opportunities. 

We receive a high volume of employer and job approval requests via Handshake each day. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our office via email if you are waiting for approval or working on a tight timeline. We are always happy to hear from our employers and expedite the review process when necessary!

Regarding Private Employers: 

Please note that the University of Portland uses Handshake for job and internship postings with registered businesses and nonprofits. Unfortunately, we are not able to post child care/in-home care/tutoring opportunities due to the risks involved and our inability to thoroughly screen individual community members. If you are a member of the UP community (faculty, staff, parent or alumni), you can access UP Switchboard to connect with other UP community members regarding private opportunities. 

Handshake Employer Login

Employer Guidelines

For technical support, select "Contact Support" from the Help menu and create a ticket. There is also an employer help center. 

Need help navigating Handshake? Contact our office at career@up.edu or by calling 503.943.7201.

Connect with UP students and alumni on Handshake

If you are new to Handshake, please use this sign-up portal to get started:

  1. Select Sign up for an account.
  2. Click Employer.
  3. After completing employer registration, you will receive a notification when your account is approved by the universities selected.
  4. Complete your employer profile with as much information as possible. More information will generate greater applicant interest.
  5. Start posting opportunities.

If you are already on Handshake, after signing in:

  1. On the left side navigation toolbar, click Schools.
  2. Click Add More Schools or Search by School Name to request specific schools.
  3. Once you request the University of Portland, we will review your employer profile before approval.

Post a Position

  1. Sign into your employer account on Handshake.
  2. On the left side navigation toolbar, click Jobs, under Postings.
  3. On the top right, click the blue box that says Create Job.
  4. Complete the job posting with as much detail and description as possible.
  5. Add which schools you would like to post the job to from the left navigation bar.
  6. Enter application start and expiration dates, then click Create.
Note: You can provide qualifications for positions. Applicants who do not meet your preferences will still be able to apply, but Handshake will highlight and filter those out if you choose to do so.

View all posted positions at any time, by clicking Jobs from the left hand navigation toolbar.