All employers must be deemed legitimate organizations with a verifiable business name, physical address, email address, phone number, website (if applicable), and the name of a contact who can be reached at the address(es) provided. Florida-based businesses may be verified by the state’s Division of Corporations while foreign-based organizations may be verified by the U.S. Department of State.
In addition to the aforementioned policies and guidelines, note that we do not accept postings from the following:
- Employers posting full-time positions that do not require at least a bachelor’s degree.
- Employers posting internships that do not require the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
- Employers offering full-time positions listed with a rate of pay lower than minimum wage (internships may be unpaid or compensated with a stipend).
- Employers offering internships that do not provide a learning environment supported by supervision for their interns.
- Employers using personal email address (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, etc.); employer must always use their business email addresses.
Employers posting with us must also be aware of the following with regards to 1099 positions:
- For current students, employers must have an "employer-employee" relationship for paid positions (W-2) and have no required fees (other than professional licensure fees for career employees).
- 1099 positions are eligible for posting on Handshake for experienced graduates (3+ years) and must include the following disclaimer in the job posting: "This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information, please refer to www.irs.gov or consult a tax professional."
- 1099 independent contractor recruiting is not permitted at Career Fairs nor eligible for On-Campus Interviews or Resume Referral Services.
- Employers must subscribe to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws established by the Federal government and the State of Florida.
All job and internship postings are subject to approval. The Office of Career Services reserves the final right to determine which postings are appropriate for inclusion in its database of listings.