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Career Services Info for Employers

COVID-19: Employer Information

The foundation of Fordham’s education is based on cura personalis - the “care of the whole person;” we take our community’s well-being and safety. Fall 2021 events are currently scheduled as planned and we will notify employer partners if contingency plans (including virtual options) are necessary.

Starting July 1st, registration will be open for our career fairs; if you are looking to engage with our students this fall, we encourage you to register to secure your spot and stay informed.
  As a reminder, we are working hybrid this summer to ensure students and employers stay connected. Thank you for your continuous support and please let us know if we can assist you!

The Office of Career Services, located at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, has a dedicated and unified mission. We aim to work collaboratively to connect our students with employers and ensure that each of our employers is best represented at each campus accordingly. The distinction of each campus culture and environment presents a unique appeal to your various recruiting needs.


Handshake is our online portal through which employers can:

  • Post a job or internship opportunity
  • Register for a Career Fair
  • Request a Career Discovery or tabling event
  • Request an On-Campus Recruiting schedule
  • Learn about upcoming events
  • Access to student profiles

Register for a Handshake account and get started recruiting at Fordham!

How to Create a User Account, Join a Company, and Connect with Schools

  1. Visit
  2. Select the Employer account type from the options presented
  3. Fill out the information requested then click Sign Up
  4. Enter your recruiting interests and Alma Mater to help us better understand how you'll use Handshake. Then click Next: Employer Guidelines and read the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy
  5. *If you are not a third party recruiter, select No. Then, click Next: Confirm Email. 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.
  6. If your company already exists in our system, you can click Request to connect with your company if this is not the right company, or if no company pre-populates, you can use the search bar to find your company. If your company does not exist, you can create a new company
  7. Then select Next: Connect to Schools.
  8. Next, you will choose to connect to Fordham by clicking the + button to the right of the school. Then click Next: Finish.

Fordham University’s Office of Career Services does not permit “Third Party Recruiters” refers to; Employment Agencies/Search Firms/Staffing Services/Temp Agencies/Online Job Board Services/Contract/Recruiters, etc. access to recruit or post opportunities on Handshake.

Handshake Guidelines

All jobs posted on Handshake are manually approved by Career Services staff. Postings will take 24 -48 hours to be approved, and must adhere to the following criteria in order to meet approval:

  1. All registrations must be linked to a contact with a company-sponsored email address. No generic email addresses (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) will be accepted.
  2. All registrations must be linked to a working website. No registrations will be approved if the website is under construction, or if the website is a “Page” of a LinkedIn or Facebook group.
  3. Companies interested in recruiting Fordham students must follow the spirit of Fordham’s Jesuit mission. Companies attempting to recruit students for positions in contradiction with the Catholic tradition will be banned.
  4. No organizations that have any association with a residential address or PO Box will be approved. No postings for positions within a person’s home will be allowed. In-house babysitting, tutoring, housekeeping, or other work will not be approved.
  5. No postings which require students to pay any sort of fee will be approved.
  6. Internship compensation must meet the U.S. Department of Labor standards, including state and local. Wage Requirements for Interns. Internships for academic credit are determined on a case-by-case basis between the student and their academic dean. Career Services does not coordinate this process.