Online Recruitment Policies

Handshake Profile Approval

We look forward to reviewing your request for approval but before inviting us to be a partner school in Handshake, be sure to:

  1. Fill out your employer profile completely. Please include your website address, phone number, physical address, and any social media pages (i.e., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.). We require that all profiles have an individual or personal contact so we may get in touch should we have further questions. Be sure all information is up to date.
  2. Use email addresses with a domain that matches the domain of your website – utilizing personal addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, etc. on your Handshake organizational profile is discouraged and increases your chances of not having your profile approved.
  3. Organizations that have either been flagged on Handshake or companies that receive complaints on websites such as BBB, Glassdoor, etc. will not be approved. Companies that ask our students to pay any amount for employment will also be denied.
  4. Within the description section, include as much information as possible about types of job opportunities, company culture, and additional information you feel is helpful for our students to understand. We feel very strongly about providing our students access to jobs, career, and educational opportunities that will facilitate their learning, development, reflection and skill application.
  5. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot work with employer requests from private individuals, organizations operating out of homes or personal residents, or profiles from families (e.g., babysitting requests) as we require employers to have a business or non-profit license before they can submit an employer or job approval request.

Failure to follow these guidelines may not only affect your potential relationship with Furman but other schools in the Handshake system. If any school in Handshake rejects your request to connect, it affects something called an “employer trust score”, which can influence the decisions of others as to whether or not to approve your company or organization.

Part-Time and Seasonal Jobs

Due to the demand and focus of students seeking post-graduate positions, all part-time and seasonal jobs are posted onto Handshake and are not eligible for on-campus interviews, information sessions, career fairs, or walk-in sessions. If you would like to engage in on-campus recruitment, we can help you schedule an information table in the Trone Student Center.

Third-Party Recruiters

If you are recruiting for another company, this must be apparent for online or on-campus recruitment including, but not limited to, the name of the company that the position is being recruited for. Students will also not be required, or encouraged, to pay a third-party recruiting fee for any recruiting services. Furman reserves the right to decline approval on job postings or on-campus recruitment requests by third party recruiters that include employers that we already have an established relationship with.

Commission Only

When submitting commission only jobs opportunities, please indicate salary details accordingly.

Furman reserves the right to exclude any employer from all digital or on-campus recruiting activities. We reserve the right to edit, delete, or refuse any employer profile or job posting at any time. Please note that we receive hundreds of Handshake requests for employer account approvals each week. Although we would like to respond to each account that is declined, given the volume of requests we receive, we are unable to. If your account is declined and you have questions on next steps, please contact Steve Hairston, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at steve.hairston@furman.edu or 864.294.2300 for additional information.

The posting of employer, job, and internship information in our Handshake database should not be considered an endorsement by The Malone Center or Furman University of the organizations posting the positions or the positions posted. We ask that all students seeking career prospects at any company or organization practice due-diligence in vetting a company’s job opportunities and/or their recruitment practices.