Employer User Guide | Pepperdine University | Seaver College

Employer User Guide

* Please note, we recently moved to a new job posting system called Handshake. Follow directions below to set up your account and post internships or jobs. Learn more at: http://pepperdine.joinhandshake.com.*

About Handshake

What is Handshake?

Handshake is the online platform hosting job listings and event registration exclusively for Seaver College and School of Public Policy students and alumni. Employers who set up a Handshake account can recruit at Pepperdine as well as other schools that they designate who are using the Handshake system.

What do I do when my posting is rejected?

Employer registrations and job postings must meet Handshake and Pepperdine criteria and are rejected if criteria is not met or information provided by the employer unclear. For Handshake policies for employers, visit the Employer Policies page.

How can I post for students interested in Tutoring & Childcare jobs?

The Student Employment Officemanages all off-campus jobs administered by families in Malibu and surrounding areas. You can post your position through Handshake as a normal part-time job and the SEO will assist you in finding a candidate that meets your needs.

Job Postings

How do I post a job?

  1. Go to http://pepperdine.joinhandshake.com
  2. Select "Employer" Login
  3. Login using your Handshake credentials OR click "Need an Account?" 
  4. When setting up your account, select your company from the existing list or set up a new employer profile
  5. Complete your personal user profile
  6. Post internships and jobs or request to attend events 
  7. Use the "Help" tool at the top, right of the page if you need assistance, or call (310) 506-4184

How do I deactivate a job posting?

All jobs will expire according to your selected expiration date. If you want to expire your job, you can either select the small menu at the far right side of the job and choose "expire" or you can update the expiration date according to you preference. If your job expires or you want to post a similar description again, you can access your archived jobs, duplicate the position, and update it with any relevant information to post again for a new period of time.

How do I activate an expired posting?

Handshake allows you to re-post your archived (or expired) positions, so you avoid the inconvenience of re-creating the posting from scratch. To do this, log into Handshake with your login information. On the left tool bar, select "Jobs." In the upper right corner, select the "Postings" tab. Under "Status" select "Expired Postings" OR check the box in the left tool bar that says, "Include Expired Postings" - once you select the preferred job, you can pick the "Duplicate Job" button to start updating a new copy of the position.  

Can I fax/mail my job listing or call the Career Center to list my job?

Due to the number of job postings submitted each day, the career center does not post any paper listings, nor do we accept job listings by phone. All jobs and internships must be posted on Handshake.

Post an Internship

  1. Go to the Internship home page on the career center website.
  2. Review the Internship Policies and click "Request an Intern" at the bottom of the page.

Recruit On-Campus

On-campus Interviews

Opportunity to interview students on campus; coordinated through our office via Handshake. Click here for more information on On-campus Interviews

Information Sessions & Tabling 

Information sessions are one hour presentations that are hosted in the Career Center office. It is an opportunity to provide interested students with more detailed information about your company and job/internship opportunities. Information tabling is an informal opportunity to connect with students in high-traffic areas on campus, usually outside of the Waves Cafe. Click here for more information on Information Sessions and Tables.

For more information please contact our office at (310) 506-4184, or send an e-mail to csoevent@pepperdine.edu.

Register for a Fair & Event

  1. Go to Handshakeand select "Employer" Login
  2. Login using your Handshake credentials OR click "Need an Account?"
  3. To register for our fairs, select "Fairs" under the "Campus" section in the left side bar and search for Pepperdine in the "Search" tool bar under "Career Fairs."

◦ To request on-campus interviews, select "Interviews" and click "Request Interview Schedule" in the top, right corner.

◦ To request information sessions or tables, select "Events" and click "Request Event" in the top, right corner.