Thank you for your interest in recruiting at Rice! Rice University uses the Handshake system for student recruiting, event registration, and interview scheduling. Your organization can request a free account by clicking below.
Please read our recruiting policies here.
Post jobs and internships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, through Handshake. Log in to Handshake or create a new account on the login box. There is no fee to post positions for Rice students and alumni in Handshake.
- 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's 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 Handshake screen to contact Handshake's 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 4-5:00 pm, 5:30-6:30pm, and 7-8:00 pm at Huff House and can be held at anytime virtually.
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.
Virtual Information Sessions: When creating a virtual event, please make sure to select "Info Session" when prompted to select your event type on Handshake. You can indicate that your event will be virtual under the name of the event and/or the event description. Selecting "Info Session" will allow our office to know that you are hosting a Rice specific event. If you are interested in hosting a virtual event in collaboration with our office, we will provide enhanced marketing in our weekly newsletter, optimized scheduling, and technology support at a $75 cost.
In-Person Information Sessions: Information Session are held in the time slots of 4-5PM, 5:30-6:30PM, and 7-8PM Monday-Thursday at the cost of $200 ($100 Non-Profit/Government). Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to register early to save your spot! In-person information session requests can be approved on a limited case-by-case basis that may require flexibility in consideration with CDC and Rice University guidelines.
- How do I request a schedule for On-campus interviews?
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 notification 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 does 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. Students can also opt in to a resume book the CCD compiles each semester. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- How can I work with student groups?
Find contact information for the clubs you are interested in connecting with here: https://owlnest.rice.edu/
- 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 at 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?
Inside Handshake, 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.
Making the most of your posting
Effective job postings include clear and thorough descriptions, as well as information about what makes your organization unique. We encourage employers to consider the skills they require and keep an open mind about major requirements if possible. You will find that many Rice students have skill sets outside of their majors.
Interested in hiring MBAs? Utilize OWL Careers
If you are interested in hiring Rice MBAs, please contact the Rice Business Career Development Office.
Interested in hiring Alumni? Utilize Sallyportal
Recent Rice graduates have access to Handshake, but if you're looking for more experienced hires (3+ years), post your opportunities in the Rice Sallyportal, an online hub for the Rice Community. Post your alumni opportunity here.
Questions? Contact us at (713) 348-4055 or email@example.com.