Career Center



Sign in with your StarID (ex: aa1234bb) and Star ID password. If you are asked for your email address, make sure to enter your email address ending in Find your email address.

Don't have an account?

Handshake is the ultimate career network for students and is a one-stop-shop for launching your career.

Why should you use Handshake? You'll have access to information about employment and career resources, including:

  • Full- and part-time jobs
  • Internships
  • Work-study jobs
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Mock Interviews, LinkedIn Reviews and Resume Reviews
  • Career events
  • Job and internship fairs
  • Candid Career videos for career preparation
  • On-campus interviews
  • Appointment scheduling



This is a free service to all current students and alumni. 

Prior to registering, familiarize yourself with our terms and conditions below and our appointment and interview policies.

Watch our Introduction to Handshake video. Then log in with your Star ID and password. If you are asked for your email address, make sure to enter your email address ending in Find your email address.

Complete your profile and review the information that comes from your Records and Registration profile. If you see discrepancies that you cannot edit, log in to your eServices account to make changes. Allow at least 48 hours for the changes to occur.

Can't log in? Call 320-308-2151 or email us.

On your homepage you will find:

  • Easy access to job and internship searching
  • Ability to allow employer viewing
  • Resources suggested by staff at the Career Center
  • Trending internships, jobs and active employers on campus
  • View upcoming events and fairs.

Helpful tips:


To obtain access to Handshake, email the following to Karen Hommerding:

  • Your Name (or previous name if it changed since you attended St. Cloud State)
  • Email Address
  • St. Cloud State Student Tech ID or Star ID (no passwords)

You will receive a response within 24-48 business hours.

On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews with employers are scheduled during the fall and spring in Centennial Hall 215.

You must complete your profile in Handshake by clicking on the log in button above and have a résumé uploaded to apply for the interviews.

How do you sign up for an interview?

  • You can view all schedules under Events and then On-Campus Interviews.
  • Fill in the search criteria to narrow your search.
  • Click on the position you would like to apply and interview for.
  • After you apply, you will receive a notification informing you to sign up if the employer has chosen you to do so. Remember to have your interviewing notifications turned on in your preferences.

Need to cancel or reschedule your interview?

Contact us at Career Center or 320-308-2151

Sign-up for Mock Interviews, LinkedIn Reviews, and Resume Reviews

Mock Interviews are a great way to get interview experience, coaching and feedback from employers.

LinkedIn Reviews are specific to getting feedback on LinkedIn profiles.

Resume Reviews are a great way to get direct employer feedback on your resume.

To sign-up:

  • Log in to Handshake.
  • Complete your profile and upload a resume.
  • Click on Events and then On-Campus Interviews.
  • Enter in the following keywords:
    • "Mock Interview - employer name".
    • "LinkedIn Review - employer name".
    • "Resume Review - employer name".
  • If you cannot sign-up for a time, the schedule may be full. Select a different position.
  • Contact our office if you have difficulties signing up.

Need to cancel, reschedule or just have a question?

Contact us at Career Center or 320-308-2151

Terms and Conditions

By registering and posting your résumé you acknowledge (and agree) that:

  • Career Center staff have access to all information contained in the system.
  • By entering information and uploading documents you are providing your information to a network of employers who have been given access by the Career Center.
  • Registrants' information accessed by employers is to be used solely by that employer and must not be sold or otherwise distributed to any entity other than the specific employer who has been granted access by the Career Center.
  • Information contained in any job or internship posting or information provided by any employer is the sole responsibility of the employer and therefore the Career Center makes no representations, endorsements or guarantees about any postings or other information provided by any employer.
  • The Career Center reserves the right to deny access to anyone who misuses the intent and services of this system.

Review Handshake's Terms of Service.



When you register with the Career Center, you will be able to post jobs and internships, set up interview sessions, register for events and access eligible candidates' résumés online.

We also offer free scheduling of on-campus interviews and other employer services.

Our free, full-service online job and internship posting service is for employers who want to target St. Cloud State University students and recent graduates. 

Register as a new employer

  • Visit Handshake and click on Sign up for an Account.
  • Complete your profile.
  • You will receive an email when your account has been approved. Any problems? University employers, contact Simon Bauer, 320-308-4897. All other employers, contact Karen Hommerding, 320-308-2153.

Once you have registered and if you posted a job, both your account and job will be in pending status. An administrator will review both within 48 business hours. If your registration is approved, you will be notified by email.

If you do not receive notification within 48 business hours, contact the Career Center, 320-308-2151.

Existing users


Update your profile

  • To update your profile, click on Profile in the left navigation, or your name in the upper right corner.

Other helpful instructions

Recruiting Terms and Conditions

  • Career Center subscribes to and endorses the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. As such, all employers who wish to use the Career Center's job posting and campus recruiting site must agree to abide by these principles.
  • All employers and individuals also must conform to the Minnesota State policies regarding nondiscrimination and all applicable Equal Opportunity laws.
  • All employers requesting access to Career Center services and/or events must be registered users. Employers may request an employer account. Before requesting an account, review Handshake's Terms of Service.
  • By logging in, the employer agrees to the terms and conditions set forth by St. Cloud State University for the use of this online recruiting system.
  • Employers must provide complete contact information when registering. Employers are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of employer information, full contact name and address, as well as all information in job descriptions. A valid e-mail address and phone number are mandatory to communicate directly with the employer contact(s). All job postings must include a complete description of the work involved.
  • The employer contact person is responsible for the distribution and use of their username and password, as well as its use and misuse. Any user found to be using it inappropriately or inconsistent with the university and Career Center guidelines will have access revoked.
  • Employers who require candidates to purchase products as condition of employment or those who charge a fee of any kind to candidates for their employment services will not be granted access to the system.
  • Private households or individuals: Effective June 15, 2014, postings from private households or individuals will no longer be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, personal care attendants, house cleaning, yard work, nannies, tutors, pet care, etc. This is a safety precaution for all involved. Alternative sites to consider are and Joshin.
  • Candidate information accessed by employers is to be used solely by that employer and must not be sold or otherwise distributed to any entity other than the specific employer who has access.
  • The Career Center staff will review complaints by students, alumni, faculty, and staff about employers or jobs posted on the system. If determined to be justified, the Career Center may choose to deny services to the employer involved. The Career Center executive director or the appropriate designee's interpretation and implementation of these policies are final.
  • The Career Center will regularly update and enhance the site and may, from time to time, revise the Employer Terms and Conditions. Use of our site is governed by the Employer Terms and Conditions posted at the time of use.
  • Failure to abide by these terms and conditions may result in discontinuation of access. Other reasons for discontinuation of access include, but are not limited to, invalid employer e-mail addresses, inappropriate messaging, evidence of fraudulent activity, or other items deemed inappropriate by the Career Center executive director or the appropriate designee. The Career Center executive director or the appropriate designee's interpretation and implementation of the "Employer Terms and Conditions" is final. Any exception to these terms and conditions must be negotiated between the Career Center executive director or the appropriate designee and the employer representative.

Handshake Premium

Handshake's premium account offers a talent engagement suite that allows your company to find more diverse and qualified Husky talent, while maximizing your time on campus and allowing you to make data-driven recruiting decisions.

The talent engagement suite will let you maximize your campus investments by allowing you to host on-campus, off-campus and virtual events. Your premium account will also allow you to invite the right students, download RSVP lists, and track outcomes or your engagement strategy. Smart campaigns within your premium Handshake account will allow you to define your hiring criteria, and then tap into the most engaged student audience to attract talent, provide personalized and focused content, and improve outcomes with audiences you may not have tapped into in the past. For more information, check out these resources:



If you already have an account set up, click the Handshake Login button above.

New Users:
If you are trying to post on-campus job openings, create an employer account. For on-campus employment questions, contact Simon Bauer in Financial Aid, 320-308-4897.

To gain access to the student view, new faculty or staff users can email their StarID (no passwords) to Karen Hommerding. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.