Posting Policy

Handshake Posting Policy - Read First!

The Handshake platform is used by 1,400 educational institutions across the country to create a community where employers and students can engage each other.  The University Career Center (UCC) uses Handshake to post internship, co-op, and professional entry-level positions to the students served in 9 of 12 colleges and schools.  

Handshake is used for all student employment positions (part-time/summer jobs), as well as all Federal Work Study positions.  Thus, all students at the University have access to Handshake.

The College of Business, Speed School of Engineering, and Brandeis School of Law have separate career centers and recruiting platforms serving their students. 


Fraudulent Positions and Questionable Hiring Practices

Due to the presence of fraudulent positions, phishing scams, and questionable employment opportunities; the University Career Center staff utilizes several tactics in reviewing employers and positions before releasing them to students in the system. Although we cannot guarantee the integrity of every position, we take every effort to protect students, and the reputation of our employers, from fraudulent activity.

Information Required for All Employers Posting Positions:

  1. Provide a physical, commercial address. No residential addresses.
  2. Valid website URL.  Cannot use social media as a website. 
  3. Complete organization description.
  4. Specific contact individual named, including email address and telephone number.  Email addresses that do not match the website domain and that cannot be verified as belonging to the organization will not be approved.  Gmail or similar email addresses are not accepted.
  5. Postings must include a clear and concise description of the available position and not have an expiration date longer than 6 months. 


Position Types Defined:

  1. Internship/Co-op – employer supervised positions preparing students for a professional career track.
  2. Professional Entry-Level - career-related positions requiring a minimum of a bachelors degree.
  3. Student Employment (part-time jobs/full-time in summer) - for currently enrolled students to help offset educational and living expenses. The objective is to connect students with employers who offer part-time jobs that are flexible and can accommodate students’ class schedules.  These positions are limited to Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana.  We will post full-time summer jobs. 
  4. Federal Work Study - these positions are posted in Handshake by the Financial Aid Office.  Employers cannot post these positions.  

Opportunities Not Posted:

  1. Positions requiring less than a bachelors degree, non-professional jobs, and non-career track internships (excluding part-time, student employment positions)
  2. In-home services at private residences such as tutoring, cleaning, personal care, or yard work.
  3. Home-based businesses without a commercial location.
  4. Multi-level marketing/sales; business opportunities; positions requiring an investment or charging a fee; or soliciting business from UofL students.
  5. International employment, teach abroad, or study abroad opportunities.
  6. Positions from other job boards or web sites.
  7. Positions with expiration dates greater than 6 months.
  8. Internships that appear to be self-directed or without supervision.
  9. Volunteer opportunities.
  10. Effective January 2022, we are no longer accepting employer accounts from hird party recruiters and staffing agencies. Any existing agency in Handshake is expected to list the name of their client in the job posting. Those not listing the client will be moved to declined status. 


We reserve the right to refuse postings that do not support the interests of the University.