How to Create a Handshake Account for Campus Employers

Colorado State University requires that all campus jobs for students be posted into Handshake for at least 3 days. Handshake is the only platform accessible to ALL CSU students. Handshake’s interface allows for a quick approval time (up to 3 business days) and each department has full control of their job postings and application management.

Please read these instructions on how to move your department’s open jobs into Handshake.

If you do not already have a Handshake account:

Step 1: Sign up for an employer user account in Handshake. Each user should have their own employer user account in Handshake.

Step 2: Then either join your department’s company account if one has already been created. Or ask your department’s HR liaison to create a company profile for your your department using the following naming convention: Name your company account Colorado State University – Department Name (dept code), e.g., Colorado State University – Career Center (8008). 

****Please note that employers are able to set up divisions or separate programs under the same Handshake account. Handshake accounts will be organized by Department Code. Information on how to do that can be found at:****

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.