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Darla Moore School of Business

Handshake User Guide

Handshake is the platform used by the University of South Carolina to post jobs and internships, review resumes and to manage events. All organizations and individuals interested in recruiting students and recent graduates at the Moore School should create an account on Handshake. The guide below is an overview of how to accomplish the most common tasks in Handshake. 

If you are interested in searching alumni talent, Moore Connect has profiles of thousands of Moore School graduates. You can email to have your position posted to Moore Connect. 

Visit and click on “Sign Up for an Account.”

Select “Employer” as your account type.

Complete the requested fields to “Sign up as an Employer,” then check the box agreeing to the “Terms of Service” and acknowledging that you have read the “Privacy Policy.” Once this is complete, click the “Submit” button to continue.

In the next window, please indicate if you are a third party recruiter (i.e., you will be posting on behalf of another company) and agree to the terms and conditions.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be redirected to a confirmation page (you can close this page if you chose). You will need to click on a link contained in a confirmation email which you should receive within 5-10 minutes.

Once you have clicked on the confirmation link from the email, you will have confirmed your account and can view the introduction to the Handshake guide.

You now need to connect with the University of South Carolina and any other schools that interest you. Once you locate UofSC, click “Request to Connect.”

After you have requested the connection, the main university Career Center will need to approve your request. If you have not received approval within 48 hours, you should contact the UofSC Career Center at 803-777-7280 or

When your account has been confirmed, you will need to connect it to your employer’s account. Click on “Find Your Company” and search for your company. Once you find your company, select “Join Company.” If your company has auto approval, you will be joined. If not, you will be placed in pending status until your company approves your account.

Log in to your Handshake account.

Click on “Job Postings” on the left side, and then “New Job” in the upper right corner.

Complete the fields to create a new job.

You can distribute the job posting to one or more universities where you wish to recruit by using the "Schools" tab. Select "University of South Carolina" in the options to post the job for UofSC students and alumni.

All jobs will need to be approved by the Career Center before they can be seen by students.

For a job posting walk-through in Handshake, we recommend viewing their video and guide to posting jobs.

Log in to your Handshake account.

Click “Students” on the left side navigation bar.

On the left side the of the screen select the criteria (Major, Skills, Student Organizations, School Year, Keywords) for your search.

If you are interested in downloading student resumes:

  • Click “Bulk Actions on Checked Items” in the upper right corner.
  • A drop-down menu will appear. Click “Download Public Resumes: PDF” or “Download Public Resumes: Zip” depending upon your preference.
  • A window will pop up. Click “Confirm” to proceed with the download.
  • A window will appear when your results are ready. Click the link to view your results.

Please note that third party recruiters and staffing companies may only post in Handshake. They cannot download resumes.

Log in to your Handshake account.

Click “Interviews” on the left navigation board. Click “Request Interview Schedule” in the upper right corner. Fill out the basic sections of the form.

Complete the fields to request an interview schedule.

Be sure to complete the “Basics,” “Qualifications,” “Timeline,” and “Review” sections by clicking “Next” until you have completed each section. Once you are finished, click on “Request.”

Under the “Qualifications” section, you may create or select the job to associate with the interview schedule.

For an interview posting walk-through in Handshake, we recommend viewing their online interview setup guide.

Log in to your Handshake account.

Go to the menu on the left-hand side of the screen and select "Events."

At the upper right side of the screen, click the "Request an Event" tab.

From the drop down menu, select type of event (note: do not select "Employer Off-site," even if your event is off-site).

Select "Info Session" as your event type. Do not select virtual. Choosing virtual as your event type means that Moore School staff cannot assist you with editing your event (if needed).

When you name your event, please add DMSB Virtual (i.e. DMSB Virtual XYZ Co. Info Session) so that our staff knows to approve it as a business school related event. 

Complete the fields and submit your request.

Log in to your Handshake account.

Go to the menu on the left side of the screen and select "Events" and/or "Fairs."

The Event/Fair list will appear.

Scroll through the events and/or fairs and select which event/fair you would like to attend.

Open event, review description and all pertinent information.

Click "Join Event."

If you have questions about your Handshake account, you can reach the UofSC Career Center at 803-777-7280 or at

If you have questions or need more assistance directly related to Moore School events or students, you can reach the Moore School's Office of Career Management at 803-777-0149 or at



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