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Handshake is the official Career Services website for job postings and recruiting A-State Students. Companies register for Handshake and are approved by Career Services staff based on the following criterion:

All approved companies and organizations receive access to the following features:

  • Reading the company description and any other information that is given pertaining to who the company is and background information about the employer.
  • Looking at the trust score in Handshake for the company that submitted the job.
    • Currently, the trust score is set at 80% for approval unless we are contacted first by the employer.
  • Company Location Verification
  • Company Website Verification

Post Jobs

The most effective way of filling vacancies is to post a job announcement on HireAstate.com. Your positing will be activated by a Career Services staff member the same day and advertised to thousands of student and alumni job seekers. Please see instructions for employers on creating a HireAState.com profile and posting jobs.

Attend Events and Fairs


Opportunity Fair
Organizations or recruiters qualified to participate in the Fall Opportunity Fair would include graduate school representatives, companies providing internships that require college enrollment, and study abroad or expanded leadership opportunity providers.

Career Fairs
Companies or organizations qualified to participate in the fall and spring career fairs would include those recruiting positions that require a four-year college degree.

Part-Time Career Fairs
Companies or organizations qualified to participate in part-time career fairs are employers who offer supported employment for college students – being flexible with student’s changing class schedule and support the student’s initiatives to excel academically and in leadership.

Host Information Sessions

Information sessions at A-State allow employers to share their company information. Not only will students be more informed about your organization, but you will have an opportunity to meet potential candidates in advance of your recruiting visit. To schedule information sessions for your company, submit a request on HireAState or call Career Services.

Select Work Study Hires

On campus employers can post and recruit for work study jobs as an employer in HireAState. Students will submit resumes online for your review.

Access Benefits and Resume Books

Employers who participate in the opportunity or career fair or are actively recruiting for four-year degree required positions will have access to the following: 

  • Resume Books
  • Professional Networking
  • Mentoring