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Join Handshake

Career Services utilizes an online program, Handshake, for employers who want to recruit OU students. Handshake is career management platform that includes an online job board, career fair registration, on-campus interviewing, and access to student resumes.

To access Handshake on the go, download the app! Currently, iPhone users can download it from the App Store. Android version coming soon.


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

There are a few different 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 Career Services, then you can claim your company. The career services center that created your company will then be notified of your request and will have to verify your account before you can 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 Career Services will need to verify you before you can access most site features. Notifications of your request to join will be sent via email to ensure that it is handled promptly.

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-hand corner to update your company name and details.

Once your company has been approved at OU, you'll be able to post your positions, register for career fairs, and more!


For training resources and technical support in Handshake, you can access a support website by going to Help in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Knowledge Base. For technical support, select Contact Support from the Help menu and create a ticket. You can also email to contact the technical support team. NOTE: Handshake is best viewed with completely updated web browsers.