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Career Development

A leading career network, Handshake connects college students with a wide variety of employers – from Fortune 500 companies to local mom-and-pop shops, nonprofits, startups and more. Through Handshake, students can search for full- and part-time job opportunities, internships and on-campus employment, and can also receive personalized recommendations based on their interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Through Handshake, students can:

  • Make an appointment to meet with a career advisor
  • Search and apply for student employment positions
  • Search and apply for part-time and full-time jobs and internships
  • Register for career-related events
  • Connect with employers

Please note: The Office of Career Development makes every reasonable effort to screen the employers and opportunities in Handshake. However, we cannot guarantee that every employer and posting you will encounter is legitimate. We urge you to thoroughly research the employers and opportunities you are considering. If you suspect a posting is fraudulent, do not click on any links and do not provide any personal information. Please contact Career Development and immediately end all communication with the employer. For more resources, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.

For Undergraduate Students

Current undergraduate students are automatically provided with a Handshake account. To access your account, log in with your salve.edu email and password. Please contact the Office of Career Development at (401) 341-2913 or career@salve.edu if you are having trouble accessing your account, or use this helpful article.

For additional information, please visit Handshake's help center.

Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment with a career advisor directly through Handshake using the following instructions:

  • Log in to your Handshake account.
  • Click "Career Center" at the top of the page, then click "Appointments."
  • Click "Schedule A New Appointment."
  • Select your class year from the list provided.
  • Choose the appointment type that best matches your request.
  • Use the calendar feature to select a day that says "Appointments Available."
  • Select the advisor and time that best fits your schedule.
  • Complete the "What can we help you with?" comment box and click "Request."

Appointments are automatically approved and you will receive a notification at the time your request is made. Reminder notifications will be sent to you 24 hours and one hour before your appointment start time. Notifications are based on your notification preferences.

Please note: Appointments can be requested a minimum of 18 hours prior to the appointment start time and up to two weeks in advance of the appointment start time. If you need to cancel an appointment, log in to Handshake, go to the appointment, and click "Cancel Appointment" at least two hours before your scheduled appointment. A "no-show" will be declared when 15 minutes have elapsed past the original start time of the scheduled appointment and you have yet to arrive.

Upload Your Resume

Although uploading a resume is not required to conduct a job or internship search, it is highly recommended. This Handshake help article provides step-by-step instructions for uploading your resume. We strongly encourage you to have your resume reviewed by Career Development before using it to apply to a job or internship.

Register for an Event

To register for an event through Handshake, log in to your account and click the "Events" tab. Review the list of events and select the one you would like to register for, then click "Register."

For Graduate Students and Alumni

If you graduated in May 2018 or later, you already have a Handshake account. If you are a graduate student, or if you graduated before May 2018, you will need to create a new account.

Create Your Handshake Account

  • Go to Handshake.
  • Click "No Account? Sign Up Here" in the upper right corner.
  • Follow the prompts to create an account. Enter the first and last name you used while attending Salve Regina so we can confirm your status. Once your account is approved, you can update your first and last name.
  • Check your inbox for a confirmation email from Handshake.
  • Career Development will review your request. Once your request is approved, you will receive an email from Handshake giving you access to the system.

Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment with a career advisor directly through Handshake using the following instructions:

  • Log in to your Handshake account.
  • Click "Career Center" at the top of the page, then click "Appointments."
  • Click "Schedule A New Appointment."
  • Select "Advanced Degree" if you are a graduate student or "Alumni" if you are no longer enrolled at Salve Regina.
  • Choose the appointment type that best matches your request.
  • Use the calendar feature to select a day that says "Appointments Available."
  • Select the advisor and time that best fits your schedule.
  • Complete the "What can we help you with?" comment box and click "Request."

Appointments are automatically approved and you will receive a notification at the time your request is made. Reminder notifications will be sent to you 24 hours and one hour before your appointment start time. Notifications are based on your notification preferences.

Please note: Appointments can be requested a minimum of 18 hours prior to the appointment start time and up to two weeks in advance of the appointment start time. If you need to cancel an appointment, log in to Handshake, go to the appointment, and click "Cancel Appointment" at least two hours before your scheduled appointment. A "no-show" will be declared when 15 minutes have elapsed past the original start time of the scheduled appointment and you have yet to arrive.

Upload Your Resume

Although uploading a resume is not required to conduct a job or internship search, it is highly recommended. This Handshake help article provides step-by-step instructions for uploading your resume. We strongly encourage you to have your resume reviewed by Career Development before using it to apply to a job or internship.

Register for an Event

To register for an event through Handshake, log in to your account and click the "Events" tab. Review the list of events and select the one you would like to register for, then click "Register."

For Employers

We are happy to promote your job and internship opportunities to Salve Regina students through our online database Handshake. Our students search and apply for positions directly through the Handshake system. If you are interested in promoting an opportunity to our students, please follow the guidelines below.

Through Handshake, employers can:

  • Post and manage job and internship listings
  • Connect with Salve Regina students
  • Narrow down potential hires to the best fit with advanced filtering options
  • Request on-campus interviews, information sessions and other recruiting events

Please note: All job and internship postings are subject to approval. The Office of Career Development reserves the right to determine suitability for approval in Handshake. Please contact our office at (401) 341-2913 or career@salve.edu with any questions.

Create Your Handshake Account

  • Visit Handshake to create your profile. During registration, if your organization does not already have an employer account, you will need to create one.
  • It is important that both your personal and employer account are detailed, giving students a clear description of your organization.
  • Use Handshake's employer support articles to learn how to best utilize the platform.

Post a Job/Internship Opportunity

  • Log in to your Handshake account.
  • Click "Post a Job" at the top of the page or "Job" in the left navigation under "Postings," then click "Create Job" in the upper right corner.
  • Complete the fields with as much detail as possible. The details you provide help Handshake display your opportunity to the right audience.
  • You can distribute the job posting to one or more universities using the "Schools" tab. Select Salve Regina in the "Choose a School" drop-down to post the job for our students.

Posting Criteria and Approval

Career Development has created the following policies for approving jobs and internships:

  • All employers must register their company and maintain their own postings through the Handshake system.
  • Job descriptions must be detailed, clear and comprehensive.
  • Postings must be tied to a disclosed company or organization with an active website and company email address (no personal email addresses will be permitted).
  • Positions that charge program fees to students will not be approved.
  • Commission-only postings or postings from third-party recruiters will not be approved.

Internships: We welcome both paid and unpaid internship opportunities but reserve the right to determine suitability for academic credit. We follow the criteria for internship programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Internships that do not require the pursuit of a bachelor's degree and/or do not provide a learning environment will not be approved. If you are interested in hosting an intern and need assistance developing a position description, please contact us.

Domestic positions: Positions performed in private homes are no longer accepted. This includes internships, babysitters, nannies, tutors, elder care, pet care, yard care, etc. This is a precaution not only for the safety of our students, but also for the community members we serve. We encourage families to use Care.com, as this is where our students are directed to find such work.

Overseas organizations/positions: Positions and organizations that are not based in the United States will not be approved. This is a precaution for the safety of our students.

Request an on-campus interview schedule

  • Log in to Handshake.
  • Click "Request an Interview" at the top of the page or "On-Campus Interviews" in the left navigation under "Meetings," then click "Request Interview Schedule" in the upper right corner.
  • Complete all required fields, then click "Request Interview Schedule."
  • Our staff will be prompted to review the request and schedule the interviews.

Request a tabling information session

  • Log in to Handshake.
  • Click "Create an Event" at the top of the page or "Events" in the left navigation under "Meetings," then click "Request Event" in the upper right corner.
  • Complete all required fields, then click "Save" to send the request to our team.
  • Our staff will be prompted to review the request and schedule your tabling session.

For additional information, please visit Handshake’s help center.

For Faculty and Staff

Through Handshake, faculty and staff can:

  • View job and internship opportunities that could be beneficial to their students.
  • Advise students throughout their job search and assist them in using the Office of Career Development's services and resources.
  • Post on-campus jobs and federal work-study opportunities for students.
  • Connect and network with area employers who are interested in recruiting Salve Regina students.

Post a Student Employment Position

To post a student employment position for your office or department, you will need to set up a Handshake employer account.

Use Handshake to Advise Students Looking for Jobs and Internships

To create a Handshake student account to search for internships and jobs:

  • Go to Handshake.
  • Click "No Account? Sign Up Here" in the upper right corner.
  • Follow the prompts to create a student account, complete your information using your salve.edu email and click "Next."
  • Check your inbox for a confirmation email from Handshake.
  • Career Development will review your request. Once your request is approved, you will receive an email from Handshake giving you access to the system.
  • Be sure to click "Make Profile Private" so employers cannot search/view your profile.

Visit our students page for more information on student employment, internship and job opportunities.