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Campus Student Employment for Campus Employers


The CCPD has replaced our K-Connect database with a more user-friendly and widely-adopted platform called Handshake.

On Wednesday, July 19, you should have received an email directly from Handshake inviting you to claim your employer profile and begin posting your on-campus jobs. If you need to post campus student employment positions for the fall and did NOT receive an email directly from Handshake inviting you to claim your employer profile, please contact for instructions.


We encourage you to review the instructions for getting started in Handshake and posting an on-campus student employment position. Once you have reviewed the instructions, you are welcome to post your fall position(s) on Handshake.

As part of the campus-wide effort to professionalize student employment, we have a sample position posting and invite you to consider including your own version of the highlighted sections ("skills gained" and "skills sought") as part of your posting. For more information on skills and competencies sought by employers, please see

All students will get access to Handshake around August 10, and those interested in campus employment will immediately be able to view and apply for positions. It is therefore in your interest to have your positions posted before August 10.

Fall Priority Hiring

For fall employment, College policy is to give priority hiring to a designated group of students:

  • First-Year and Returning Students with Federal Work/Study
  • Transfer Students with Federal Work/Study
  • Posse Students with Campus Employment Award
  • International Students with Campus Employment Award

In order to ensure that students with Federal Work/Study and Campus Employment awards secure campus jobs, it is important for campus employers to observe the College policy for priority hiring whenever possible. The current list of priority eligible students may be accessed via Financial Aid.


CCPD and HR offered supervisor trainings on August 7 and 8. If you were unable to attend one of these sessions, you may view the video.


We are happy to answer questions and offer support as you begin to use Handshake for your on-campus postings. For help after reviewing the materials provided, please email and include "Handshake" in your subject line.


We thank you again for your patience and partnership as we make the transition to this superior system.




CCPD Campus Employment pages maintained by Terri Raich