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Northern Kentucky University has switched to Handshake – a modern platform for campus recruiting. Handshake offers many great features such as:

  • Managing all your universities with one Handshake account, at no cost.
  • A mobile experience - update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design.
  • Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes! Simply visit Handshake, create an account (or log in) with your company email address, and connect with NKU!

Would you like more information about Handshake? Visit these helpful links for additional resources:

Tips for Posting Positions:

Name your position carefully. This is what will entice students to click on your opening. If it’s a co-op or internship, state this in the title (such as Marketing Co-op).

Repost monthly (for ongoing hiring). When students view job postings, the jobs appear in order of deadline date (students can choose to sort by post date, A-Z, etc.)  If you are always/frequently hiring for a particular position, we recommend posting for 30-45 days at a time, then re-posting.

Choose related majors. Students frequently search by their major. The more majors you choose, the more students will see your position. Liberal arts and humanities majors should not be overlooked when targeting a student demographic.

Select school years (junior, senior, etc.)  Most users choose junior and senior classifications, however, sophomores may be a good fit for your entry-level positions to grow into higher-level skill sets.  Most sophomores would qualify to earn co-op/internship credit. Don't forget about graduate students, who may also be interested in co-op/internship and part-time roles.

Determine your screening options. You'll set your qualifications preferences in Handshake, such as work authorization, graduation date, GPA, and major. Students who do not meet your preferences will still be able to apply, but will be highlighted to help you filter to those who are most qualified.


NKU has partnered with Parker Dewey to connect students and employers for short-term, paid project work (5-40 hours total). These focused, often remote, experiences have clearly defined parameters, goals, and deliverables.

Positions and contact requests are reviewed by the Career Services staff.

For questions, contact or (859) 572-5680.