For Employers

There are many tools for employers to use when trying to recruit. This page will guide an employer through using Handshake – a large network of college students looking for employment, learning the trends of college enrollment, and our best practices for recruitment.

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There are many benefits of connecting with schools through Handshake

  • The largest job posting platform of its kind with access to students in southeastern Wisconsin and over 4 million students nationwide
  • The convenience of one central place to reach higher education institutions and holistically manage all college recruiting
  • Ability to post open jobs, internships and events to 17 colleges and universities in southeastern Wisconsin with one login that is cost free
  • Consistent, easy access to student and alumni résumés
  • Organization postings can be sent to targeted job seekers matching established competency and skill criteria

Register in just 3 steps

  1. Click on “Create Free Account”
  2. Follow the steps to create your account
  3. Choose to recruit at each of the HERA institutions
employer quick start guide

PDF download of a quick start guide for employers about how to create accounts and how to post positions on Handshake.

Handshake 101

PDF download of a quick explanation for employers explaining the utility of Handshake.

Higher Ed Topics

College Material

College Readiness

Programs supporting Postsecondary Education Readiness and Completion in Milwaukee

Recruitment Practices

The HERA toolkit is designed to support the promotion and coordination of recruiting events across HERA member schools. The guide and the video will show you step by step how career centers can invite HERA member schools to their events. We know our students and employers will benefit from this broad collaboration of schools across the region with opportunities to build the talent pipeline.

Recruitment Best Practices

Download recruitment best practices on a college campus developed by HERA

HERA Eliminating Achievement Gap Video

Strategies for Eliminating the Achievement Gap

Still have questions? Email us for more information.