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For Employers

Interested in hiring UAS students and alumni?

We use HandshakeHandshake is the official early talent recruiting platform where employers, early talent, and UA colleges connect in one place.

The University of Alaska Southeast uses Handshake, a career management platform for recruiting early talent. We encourage you to connect with and recruit UAS talent by making an account on Handshake, UAS’ job board and networking platform. Read on to explore how Handshake and our other programs can support your organization’s hiring goals. 

Get started on Handshake by creating your free account.

Make your  Employer Profile stand out.

Check out the bullets below or our YouTube Playlist of Handshake Tutorials for Employers for more resources and guidance.
  1. Sign in to your employer account on Handshake

  2. From the home page, click the box on the left that says 'Post a Job'

    • Or on the left side navigation toolbar, click 'Jobs' and then click 'Create Job'

  3. Complete the job posting with as many details and descriptions as possible

  4. Follow the prompts and add the school(s) to which you would like to post the position

  5. Enter application start and expiration dates, then click 'Create'

Check out our  Guide on Posting Jobs on Handshake
Please reach out if you would like to be featured in our job spotlight stories on Instagram and Facebook or included in our monthly newsletters to students. We have limited space, but aim to accommodate as many employers as possible. To be included we ask that you email a link to your job posting (must be on Handshake), and any other relevant information or graphics to

Recruiting Policies and Procedures

  • Employers seeking to recruit UAS applicants for internship and jobs must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, and the Policies & Guidelines outlined below by UAS Career Services

Offers to Students

  • Employers will strive to communicate decisions to candidates within the agreed-upon time frame

  • Refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances

  • Examples of practices include, 

    • Undue time pressure for acceptance of employment offers 

    • Encouragement of revocation of another employment offer

Exploding Offers

  • The term "exploding offer" is used to indicate a quick response time, reduction in offer package, or any other practice that puts unreasonable pressure on a student 

    • Ex: same-day or next-day second round interviews, abbreviated deadlines for accepting offers, and/or exploding salary bonuses and offers

  • No special incentive should be held out to induce early acceptance of an offer

  • May force the student and the employer into a hasty decision that does not allow for a suitable hiring process.

Interview Rounds

  • Employers must attempt to accommodate students’ schedules and allow reasonable time if their schedules need to be adjusted

  • Employers are asked to support students in upholding current commitments to academics

Full Disclosure of Start Date and Basis of Compensation

  • Start Dates: 

    • All offer letters must include an estimated start date

    •  If employers need to delay an employment start date, reasonable notice needs to be given to the student 

  • Basis of Compensation: 

    • For on-campus recruiting, employers must offer bona fide positions that do not require new hires to pay a fee for training or other job-related expenses

    • Employers who compensate employees based solely on commission (i.e. without a base salary as well) must clearly disclose this information in the job description

    • Employers who compensate employees based on partial commissions must disclose accurate estimates of expected earnings in their job descriptions

    • Employers must present an accurate base salary/expected first-year salary

  • Timely Communication: 

    • Employers are expected to keep student informed of their status in the hiring process and to communicate hiring decisions within a reasonable time frame

Nondiscrimination Policy

  • UAS Career Services makes its services available to employers who do not unlawfully discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law

Consequences of Unacceptable Recruiting Practices

  • Employers knowingly violating the policies above may be denied access to any recruiting events for the following season.

Use of Social Networking Sites in Selection of Candidates

  • Recently NACE reported that a significant percentage of employers are using social networking sites such as Facebook to screen potential candidates

  • We expect you will provide a clear explanation of your selection process to potential candidates

  • If you consider the content of a Facebook profile in evaluating a potential employee, we request that you state this in your job description for any OCR events

Confidentiality Policy 

  • All materials received from our students (letters, resumes, transcripts, via email or hard copy), should be shared only with those persons at your business involved in the hiring process

  • Forwarding materials may only be done with permission from the student 

Attend a Career Fair

Attending our Career Fair is the easiest way to gain direct exposure to UAS students and connect with the next generation of talented professionals. You can network with potential candidates, answer their questions, and build lasting relationships that may lead to valuable internships, co-op programs, or full-time hires. Don't miss out on this chance to make a significant impact on the future workforce while promoting your organization as an employer of choice among UAS students!

 Registration in Handshake will open on December 12, and space is limited. 

Please review the employer guide for more information on how to register as well as resources specifically for employers:

Employer Guide - 2024 UAS Spring Career Fair