Employer FAQ

Why Handshake?

Handshake is a modern platform for college recruiting, which means it’s great at reaching students and helping connect them with resources, employers, and jobs that interest them.

Do I need to do anything to create my employer account?

You will be invited to Handshake via email by August 20, 2018. If you don’t receive an invitation, feel free to create your account by visiting Handshake's website. If you don’t have any other versions of position descriptions besides what you’ve posted in Duck Connect, you might want to log in to your Duck Connect account and save anything you need.

When will I lose access to Duck Connect?

You have until December 31, 2018, to get everything you need (like position descriptions) out of your Duck Connect account, but we suggest saving everything now so you don’t have to remember to do it later.

When should I start posting jobs in Handshake?

Students will gain access to Handshake beginning on September 10, 2018. Since we know many of you will want to start hiring for fall positions before then, we recommend posting your opportunities with start dates of September 10 or earlier in both Duck Connect and Handshake until the student launch. You can follow these step-by-step instructions on how to post a job in Handshake.

What if I have more questions?

  • Visit the Handshake page to stay updated on where we are in the implementation process.
  • On-campus employers, keep an eye out for an email with information on upcoming trainings with Career Center staff on how to use Handshake to post opportunities for students.
  • If you have questions about using Handshake, check out their Employer Help Center.
  • Send an email to abigail@uoregon.edu for further assistance.

Student FAQ

Why Handshake?

Handshake is a modern platform that is customized to suit your career needs.

  • Your feed will be filled with opportunities and events related to your major and interests.
  • You can set alerts for certain employers.
  • You’ll be able to register for events and interviews.
  • You can schedule an appointment with a career advisor.

All of this can be done from your computer or the mobile app!

Do I need to do anything to create my student account?

Your profile will be pre-loaded, and you’ll receive an email invitation to Handshake on September 10, 2018. More information about getting set up can be found on the Handshake website.

I have documents saved in Duck Connect. Will those be put in my Handshake account?

Unfortunately we are unable to transfer your documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.) from Duck Connect to Handshake. We suggest logging into your Duck Connect account prior to September 10, 2018, in order to save anything you might want to access later.

When will I lose access to Duck Connect?

You have until December 31, 2018, to get everything you need (like your resume) out of your Duck Connect account. We suggest saving documents sooner than later, because once you’ve gotten started in Handshake you probably won’t be thinking about Duck Connect.

What do I do if I have questions about using Handshake?

Handshake’s Student Help Center is full of great resources and tutorials on doing everything from requesting an appointment to updating your profile. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to our office or Handshake’s support staff (available from their online help center)!