Handshake: Employer FAQ's

Handshake is the fast and powerful new recruiting platform for sourcing University of Iowa students and alumni.  It uses cutting edge technology to better connect you with qualified candidates.

Use Handshake to post job and internship listings, register for career fairs, manage on-campus recruiting, advertise your events, and message students and alumni who meet your qualifications. You will also be able to promote your brand more effectively by customizing your employer profile, job postings, and events to be more visually appealing to students.

Yes - as of June 1, the system we use to power HireaHawk has changed from Symplicity to Handshake. 

Review Handshake’s support articles

Participate in Handshake webinars

Review the FAQs below

Create a ticket for Handshake support

Contact us at 319-335-1023 or sherry-rhinehart@uiowa.edu or abbie-reuter@uiowa.edu 

Under normal circumstances it typically takes 2-3 days to process pending employer approval requests. If your request is not complete in this timeframe, please log into Handshake and check your notifications for any comments on your registration.

If you have an urgent need to post a job or internship listing for our students, please contact us at careercenter@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1023 

We are listed in the Handshake system as University of Iowa.  Try typing "Iowa" to narrow down your search.

Read this Handshake article for assistance on how to switch to the correct organization. 

Please review this Handshake article. More job posting-related questions are answered here

Your job will not actually post to a school and show up under Job Postings until your account is approved at a particular school.  You should be able to find all jobs under Job Templates.

In Handshake, click Fairs on the left menu and then select "Show Registered Only." To find upcoming University of Iowa fairs, search for “Iowa”.  We recommend you click “Follow Career Fair” on fairs you’ve registered for to receive updates and easily find them in the future.

If you don’t see “Request an Interview” on your Handshake home page for The University of Iowa, contact careercenter@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1023 to request access to the service.  If you do see "Request an Interview" and still need assistance, please review this Handshake help article.

We do not allow employers to book info sessions and events via Handshake. Please visit this page for step-by-step instructions on booking info sessions.