Career Center > For Employers > Post a Job or Internship
To get started with recruiting at DePaul, create an employer account on
Handshake. Handshake is an interactive job board and recruiting tool for your company’s opportunities. It takes about 3 minutes to set up your free profile and to begin posting open positions. With Handshake, you can:
Our team will review and approve your account in 2-3 business days. After approval, you’ll be ready to post! These articles from Handshake support are helpful in getting started:
This article covers how to create a user account, join a company, and connect with schools.
This help article covers how to post a job in Handshake.
For additional questions regarding Handshake postings, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (312) 362-5201.
Job and internship postings should be thorough and easy to read in order to provide a realistic preview of the position’s expectations. Internship descriptions will vary slightly than typical job descriptions. Below you will find best practices for creating a high quality internship description.
Describe day-to-day duties and tasks.
List specific responsibilities, keep in mind that internships should entail no more than 25% clerical work.
Click hereto view and download a sample internship description.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires “for-profit” employers to pay employees for their work. Interns and students, however, may not be “employees” under the FLSA—in which case the FLSA does not require compensation for their work. Courts have used the “primary beneficiary test” to determine whether an intern or student is, in fact, an employee under the FLSA. In short, this test allows courts to examine the “economic reality” of the intern-employer relationship to determine which party is the “primary beneficiary” of the relationship. Courts have identified seven factors as part of the test. Click here to review the factors and download the FLSA fact sheet.
Maintain open and free selection of employment opportunities in an atmosphere conducive to objectivity
Maintain a fair and equitable recruitment process
Support informed and responsible decision-making by candidates
Adherence to these guidelines will support the collaborative effort of career planning, placement and recruitment of professionals while reducing the potential for abuses. The guidelines apply to new technology or third-party recruiting relationships which may be substituted for the traditional personal interaction among Career Center professionals, employer professionals and students. These principles are not inclusive. They are intended to serve as a foundation upon which professionalism can be promoted.
Excerpted from the
National Association of Colleges and Employers, Principles for Professional Practice
Employment opportunities offered to DePaul University students and alumni via the Career Center must abide by EEO standards, NACE Principles for Professional Practice and cannot cost candidates a fee of any sort except for certain licenses such as necessary in financial services, real estate, etc. that can be carried with the candidate to any organization of their choosing. View the Equal Employment Opportunity Standards (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/)
Third-party recruiters will be extended services if a) they are recruiting for employment within their own organization or b) if they are representing a specified client. Third-party recruiters are required to identify the client/organization they are representing and state specifically the jobs and/or internships for which they are recruiting in the job posting or event registration. Resumes obtained during campus recruiting cannot be shared with other third party recruiters or other clients.
Handshake is the central resource for recruiting talented and diverse DePaul students and alumni from multiple disciplines. Students looking for skill building employment experiences, quality internships, full time career positions requiring a bachelor’s degree or above utilize this site as well as experienced alumni looking to advance their careers. In addition, qualified employers can use Handshake to engage in a full array of programs including career fairs, targeted recruiting events/services, student profile search, and campus interviewing. DePaul University Career Center reserves the right to restrict recruiting services at any time.