Handshake FAQs for Employers

Handshake is the nation’s #1 college-to-career network. CCD partners directly with Handshake for not only job and internship postings, but also career advising appointments, employer and career events, career fairs, and more. Handshake is geared towards college students and puts a significant focus on students’ career interests.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found below.

So, you’re new to Handshake. Welcome! Please refer to the help article below for all the information you’ll need to get started. This includes setting up your personal user account, creating your employer page or joining an existing one, and connecting with schools. (We recommend you start with Babson.) If you run into any technical issues along the way, please reach out to Handshake support directly.

Thank you for your interest in recruiting talented individuals from Babson! Once your user account and employer page are set up and you’re ready to post a job…

  1. Click Post a Job from your home dashboard, or click Jobs from the left navigation bar to access the Jobs page.
  2. Click the blue Create Job button in the top-right corner of the page and complete the job form.

Further information and tips on how to post a job can be found here. We also recommend this 30-minute training to optimize your job postings. If you run into any technical issues along the way, please reach out to Handshake support directly.

Below are the basic steps to create an event and invite Babson students via Handshake. Events can be hosted at Babson, off-campus, or virtually.

  1. Click Events from the left navigation bar, then click Request Event in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Complete the fields in the Create a new event form. This is where you will be able to invite Babson as a school to promote your event.
  3. Click Save in the lower-right corner to save and request your event.

If you would like to plan an on-campus event at Babson, please reach out to a member of our Employer Relations team.

On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) are a great way to review applications and meet with candidates exclusively from Babson. These are generally conducted in person within our dedicated Interview Suites, but can also be arranged virtually. Handshake’s platform allows you to review applications, select the candidates you would like to invite to interview, and allows invited students to select their own time slots.

In order to request an OCI, you must first have an active job listing that is approved by our school. Then, please follow these steps to request an interview schedule.

Once the schedule has been requested, a member of our team will review for approval and reach out to confirm logistics.

If you run into any issues or have any questions about the process, please reach out to a member of our Employer Relations team.

We use the Fairs function of Handshake for our Career Fair and Industry Recruiting Events. If you are interested in attending or would like to see what we have coming up, please follow the steps below.

  1. Click Fairs from the left navigation bar. 
  2. Use the filters and search bar located on the left side of the page to refine your search results. Type “Babson” in the search bar or select us from the list of schools.
  3. Click on the event you’d like to attend. On the fair’s Details page, click the blue button Register in the top-right corner of the page.

More information on how to register for a fair can be found here.

If you are having technical issues when registering for a fair, we recommend reaching out to Handshake support directly. If you cannot find or access one of our fairs, please contact a member of our Employer Relations team.

If you would like to recruit graduate students from Babson’s Graduate F.W. Olin School of Business, please create a profile on the platform 12Twenty. 12Twenty is widely used by current graduate students from both full-time and part-time programs, as well as by alumni. You can connect with the Grad CCD team at gradrecruiting@babson.edu.

Handshake has an extensive help center for employers full of detailed guides and FAQs.

If you have any other questions specifically related to recruiting or events at Babson, please contact a member of our Employer Relations team.