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How to Create an Account and Company Page for UNCW Department in Handshake

If your UNCW Department or Office would like to post on-campus positions or attend recruitment events, you will need to create a Company Page for your office. Please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Sign up as employer


Next, Enter your recruiting interests and Alma Mater.  Then click Next: Employer Guidelines:

Alma Mater Info

Read the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy:

Handshake Guidelines

Select No for the Third Party Recruiter question. Then, click Next: Confirm Email.

Next, you will see the following screen, which contains instructions on how to verify your account via the email address you provided. The email should arrive within 10 minutes and will contain a link enabling you to confirm your account. You must click this link before you can proceed with the registration process. If you don't receive a confirmation email, please see our Confirmation Email Troubleshooting Guide

The email from Handshake looks similar to this:


 When you click Confirm Email in your confirmation email, you will be brought back to Handshake.

You will now need to create a new company page by clicking the button on the right side of the page, “Create New Company” as show below. Do not select another department on campus, you must create a page for your own department.


  • The title your “company” should be your UNCW department name. For example, “UNCW Student Media” or “UNCW Printing Services”
  • From there, fill in the details of your department with a logo, contact info, etc. Then select Create New Company button once you have completed all of the info. (If you need a step by step on Creating a New Company, you can follow along here.)
  • You will then be taken to the Connect with Schools page, and search for University of North Carolina Wilmington, then click the plus sign next to the school.
  • Once you have selected UNCW, click the orange “Next: Finish” on the top right of the page.


Now your company will need to be approved by our Job & Internship Specialist. Please allow at least 72 hours for your account and company to be approved. Once your account is approved, you can begin posting jobs, registering for events, and more! Moving forward, you can access Handshake by logging in at with your username and password.

You can also go to this help article for more detailed instructions.