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Thank you for your interest in Rice students! We are pleased to offer you a wide variety of resources to designed to increase your presence on campus and connect you with students, alumni, faculty and staff. We invite you to utilize our job and internship databases, host information sessions, interact with students at our Fall and Spring Career Expos, and take part in our annual Chili Cook-Off.


To begin your relationship with us, please register in RICElink: Powered by Handshake, our online recruiting database, or contact our office at (713) 348-4055 to discuss your recruiting needs in more detail. We can also be reached by email.

For Frequently Asked Questions for regarding Handshake, see the information below.
We look forward to working with you and appreciate your support of Rice University!



 What is Handshake?

Handshake is Rice University’s career management system where employers can post jobs, schedule on campus interviews and information sessions, and register for career fairs. For more Handshake information and support, visit the Handshake support website.  


How do I create a Handshake account?

Select the ‘Employer’ field at rice.joinhandshake.com/register. You will be asked to pick your organization from a list or create a new one. Any company whose email domain matches yours will be suggested. When creating your account, please use your organization email address, not a personal email address.


How do I post a job?

Select the 'Create a Job' button from your Handshake homepage. Having difficulty posting? For a job posting walk-through in Handshake, we recommend viewing their guide at the Handshake support website. Click the Help tab at the top of your screen to contact tech support via chat.  


How do I host an information session on campus?

Information sessions are a great way to promote your company’s opportunities and interact with potential candidates before your interviews. These sessions allow students to get to know your organization beyond the job description. You may also create a specialized session unique to your organization (i.e., alumni panel, interview preparation, simulation, competition, industry-specific panel or presentation). Information sessions are held from 4-5:00pm, 5:30-6:30pm, and 7-8:00pm in the Huff House. We also offer an additional 8:30-9:30pm slot during peak times.  The fee for an information session is $200. 


To request an Information Session, log in to Handshake and select the ‘Create an Event’ button in the center of your screen on the right.


How do I request a schedule for On Campus Recruiting?

Interviews are held Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the interview rooms at the Huff House. We're also pleased to offer use of the Fondren Library study rooms for overflow during peak times. There are no fees for interviewing.


Click the ‘Request an Interview’ button from your home screen in Handshake, choose Rice University, and complete the steps to request your preferred date and rooms needed. Interview and room requests need to be approved by the Career Center. You will receive notice once the interview date has been confirmed. Any changes to the interview schedule need to be communicated to us before students begin signing up for their interview time.

How do I view my interview location in Handshake?

From the left hand navigation bar on your screen, select the "Interviews" tab. Click on the interview schedule you would like to view. Underneath the date, the interview schedule will populate, and the location is listed under the "Room" column (for example: Fondren Library Sarah Lane Lounge A, or Huff House Huff House A). The location lists the building and room. When you arrive at the location, a member of the CCD staff will show you to your room(s). You will receive an email from Handshake when your interviews are approved with directions to the Sarah Lane Lounge in Fondren Library, where you will check in for that location, or our office, the Huff House. 

If your schedule is a Room Only reservation, please contact us for your location. 


How can I get information about my jobs and events to students?

Handshake is the best place for sharing your event and job/internship information with Rice students and alumni. Email us your flyers if you would like them shared through social media; we find that the most successful advertisements contain pictures/graphics and short phrases rather than heavy text.


Do you have resume books?

Handshake allows customizable searching of students by class level, major, and other filters.  Resumes for these students can be generated in bulk to a PDF document. Because of these search features, we will no longer be providing resume books as a service.


How can I work with student groups?

Find contact information for the clubs you are interested in connecting with here: http://studentcenter.rice.edu/student-activities/student-organizations/find-a-club/

  How do I edit my notification preferences?

Select the drop down arrow by your name in the top right hand corner of your screen. Then select User Settings and Notification Preferences. It is important to be aware of your notification settings, as you might be receiving some communication solely through the system and other notifications through email. The team a the Center for Career Development might make important notes or pose questions on job postings, interview requests, and events that you submit; if you would like to receive these comments via email, make sure to select that setting. 

I need some help with my Handshake account. Whom do I contact?

There are two ways to receive help from Handshake.

1.     Contact them via email at support@joinhandshake.com

2.     Inside the program, click help at the top right corner, and choose ‘contact technical support.’ You can also click on ‘Support Portal’ to view frequently asked questions about the system. 


For Handshake training resources:

Visit the Handshake support website for answers to frequently asked questions. 

In addition, Handshake regularly hosts free training webinars for employers, so you may visit their webinars page and choose a time that works for you and your team.