Handshake & Resources

In addition to recruiting tools, the office works to engage in conversation around broader aspects of the internship and job recruiting process as well as continued partnership with companies and organizations.


What is Handshake?

Handshake is the #1 way college students get hired with access to over 550,000 employers who hire students on Handshake.

Handshake offers employers the ability to post jobs and internships, register and attend career events, host interview sessions, and connect with students and alumni from over 1,200 partner colleges and universities.

Read this help article with information about Getting Started with Handshake.

View Handshake’s Employer Help Center to Post a Job, Attend a Career Fair, or Host an Interview


QuadJobs is an app-based job portal that connects local employers with students for part-time and one-time jobs in the communities surrounding campus as well as for jobs that can be done remotely. 

Employers can communicate with and pay students directly through the app.  A small service fee will be charged to the employer. This service is free for all students.

- Download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store
- Set up your account profile and enter the credit card you would like to use to pay students for your job(s)    
- Feel free to connect with QuadJobs directly if you have any questions about posting opportunities


Below you'll find best practices for your internship program.  WCU encourages creating and offering paid internship opportunities, which compensate the student for their time, effort, and contributions.  Offering paid opportunities also give you access to the most robust applicant pool possible, so it's a win-win.  While the university does have a fund for unpaid internships, that is awarded to students based on financial need, and not to employers or specific opportunities.  If you are referring the student to apply for funding, please do not guarantee they will receive funding, as the university does not have enough capacity to award every student who applies.  More information on that can be found here.


Great news! International students who have F-1 status with training or work authorization are sponsored by their college/university. Getting permission for international students to work in the U.S. is not as difficult as you might think. Most international students are in the U.S. on non‐immigrant student visas (F‐1), and federal regulations permit the employment of international students on F‐1 visas within certain limits.

Read on for more information about hiring international students with authorization for training and employment. - PDF


Employers can consider joining the community of employers and career centers by joining the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers (EACE), the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Employers (PennACE) and/or the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). These organizations offer employers the option to host programs at their sites, participate in conferences and network with colleagues. The Career Development Center staff actively engages in attending conferences, committee-work, and presentations for these organizations.