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Handshake Support

Career Services utilizes Handshake. This allows students to build profiles, upload resumes, and search and apply for jobs. Employers can also build company profiles, post jobs, recruit students, and register for UWRF events. Please see below if you are experiencing issues online.

Creating an Account

  1. Follow this link to Handshake: Click on Sign up for an Account
  2. Select Employer and fill out the designated fields
    1. IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you register with an email associated with the organization (i.e. use the same domain for the email address. Example: "" shows an employee is associated with UW-River Falls)
    2. Please provide an accurate phone number as we use this to communicate regarding the Career Fair
  3. Click Sign Up
  4. Specify which students you’d like to recruit
  5. Identify your alma mater then click on Next: Employer Guidelines
    1. Read the guidelines and select Yes or No regarding 3rd party recruiting
  6. Click Next: Confirm Email
    1. Check your email and follow the link provided by Handshake. If you do not have an email from Handshake, check your junk and spam folders. If no email is present, add Handshake to your address book to ensure delivery: and
  7. Handshake will try to match companies to you based on your email domain. Click on your company to connect IF they already have a Handshake account
    1. Make sure you connect to the correct company. Businesses with several branches are likely to have a company profile for each branch. Double check the location, logo, and staff. If you are able to connect to your company, skip 7.3
    2. You can also manually search for your company OR Create New Company
    3. Creating a company – click on Create New Company
      1. Fill in Company Name, Company Logo, Industry, Website, Location, Description, and Company Size
      2. Click Create New Company
        1. Your company is more likely to connect with more schools if you fill out all of the required and additional fields
  8. You will now connect with UWRF. Search “University of Wisconsin-River Falls” exactly (and any other schools you’d like to connect with)
  9. Wait for UWRF Career Services to approve the connection
  10. Additional information:

Registering for the Career Fair

  1. Log into Handshake and click on Fairs on the left dashboard
  2. Search “University of Wisconsin-River Falls”
  3. Click on the Fall or Spring Career Fair link
  4. Click on Register in the top right corner
  5. Fill out the registration completely
    1. Please do not forget to:
      1. Select booth type
      2. Enter the representative count
      3. Specify type of position
      4. Specify majors interested in recruiting
      5. Select payment method
        1. Selecting Manual will not allow you to pay by card if you change your mind
    2. Check the I have read and agree to the refund policy box
    3. Answer the additional recruiting questions

Paying for the Career Fair or Other Event

  1. You will receive an invoice from Handshake with a link to pay. Click this link and it will bring you to the Homepage for the Career Fair. Payment by check: move to number 5
  2. Click on Registered and then View Registration
  3. The green Pay Now button will be on the left
    1. If you do not see the Pay Now button, you probably selected to pay manually by check. Click Edit on the top right and change the payment method from Manual to Pay by card
    2. Refresh the page (This may take up to a minute)
  4. Enter card information. Payment receipt will say either “University of Wisconsin-River Falls” or “Stripe,” which is the payment platform
  5. Payment by check
    1. University of Wisconsin-River Falls Career Services
    2. Attn: Amber Ristow: 410 South Third Street, 187 Rodli Hall, River Falls, WI 54022
  6. Please contact with further questions
  7. Additional information:

Adding Additional Meals, Parking Passes, Sponsorship, or Editing Information on a Registration Form

  1. Contact if changes are necessary

Cancelling my Registration

  1. Contact to cancel your registrations, and refund options will be discussed. 

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Career Services
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
187 Rodli Hall

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