Post a Job - #HireNova

Villanova University utilizes Handshake as our career management system. Through Handshake, employers can post jobs, request interview schedules on campus and connect with Villanova students and alumni.


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Creating Your Account

Click on the "Employer" area at You will be asked to pick your company from a list or create a new company. Any company whose email domain matches yours will be suggested. For example, if your email is "", all companies using "" will be suggested.

These are the options depending on your situation:

Claim Company: If you are the first user from your company to sign up for Handshake, and your company was pre-created by the Career Center, then you can claim your company. We will then be notified of your request and verify your account, allowing you to take most actions in the system.

Join Company: If your company already exists and you are not the first user, select your company from the list of suggestions. One of the other Handshake users at that company or the Career Center will need to verify you before you can access most site features. Notifications of your request to join will be sent to ensure that it is handled in a timely manner.

Create Company: If your company doesn't exist, you can create a new company. It will start out with the same name as your email domain. For example, if you signed up under "", the company would be named "". Click on the company name, then click "Edit" in the upper-right corner to update your company 

Posting a Job

Log in to your Handshake account.  

Click on "Job Postings" on the left-hand side, and then "New Job" in the upper-right hand corner.

Complete the fields to "Create Job"

You can distribute the job posting to one or more universities at which you wish to recruit. The "Schools" tab will allow to do so. Select Villanova University in the options to post the job for Villanova students and alumni.

Jobs need to be approved by the Career Center before they can be seen by students.

For a job posting walk-through in Handshake, we recommend checking out their video and guide here.

Requesting a Campus Interview Date

Log in to your Handshake account.  

Go to "Request Interview Schedule", choose Villanova University and complete the steps to request your preferred date and rooms needed.

Interview and room requests need to be approved by the Career Center. You will be notified after it has been reviewed to determine if there is availability on your requested date.

Training Resources & Technical Support

To learn about Handshake, we suggest starting with their Support Center for employers for answers to frequently asked questions.

In addition, Handshake regularly hosts free training webinars for employers, so you may visit their webinars page and choose a time that works for you and your team.

To contact technical support, click on "Help" in the upper-right hand corner and then select "Contact Technical Support" to speak with Handshake. You may also fill out a contact form for their technical support team. You can also click on "Support Portal" to view frequently asked questions about the system. 

Please note: Handshake is best viewed with completely updated web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari).