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Post a Job on Handshake

Handshake makes it easy to share information about jobs and internships at your organization with NECC students and alumni.

  • Post job and internship opportunities to NECC and many other colleges and universities locally and nationally.
  • Proactively search and engage NECC students and alumni, along with 13M+ students and recent graduates on the Handshake platform.
  • Host virtual information sessions, interviews, and hiring events. (More recruitment information can be found here.)

Get Started 

  1.  Go to:
  2.  Follow the prompts and fill out all required fields to sign up for Handshake
  3.  Join your existing company on the Handshake platform or create a new company.
  4.  Request to connect with schools.
  5.  Once approved, you can begin to post jobs.

Please view the Getting Started Employer Guide for more information about setting up your account.

Note: Before posting any positions on Handshake, please review NECC’s Employer Policies and Procedures below.



Recruiting Policy

By participating in any of Northern Essex Community College’s career-related services or events, you agree that your organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers employment regardless of gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or sexual orientation. Northern Essex Community College reserves the right to accept or decline any postings submitted through Handshake. Only currently enrolled Northern Essex students or alumni are eligible for participation in our campus recruitment programs and services. Employers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source.

Internship Compensation Policy

Northern Essex Community College strongly encourages “for profit” employers to compensate interns for the significant value they add to your organization. Paid internships create additional incentives and increase the competition within the applicant pool. Companies who wish to post an unpaid internship on Handshake must make it clear in that posting that the position is unpaid. All companies are encouraged to review the criteria of the U.S. Department of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Northern Essex Community College students who are enrolled in an academic program and who are in good academic standing are eligible to participate in our three-credit academic internship course. This for-credit internship program is managed by the appropriate academic program coordinators, along with the internship program coordinator. While participating in the internship program, site supervisors will be asked to evaluate both the student’s performance and internship program.

Additional Information for Employers

Dedicating an internship coordinator within your organization can help the internship process run smoother for all parties. This dedicated person should be in charge of the following activities: creating job descriptions, coordinating pay rate and hour requirement, and posting the position onto Handshake. All internship job posts should include the following details:

  • Background information about the company
  • Goals and responsibilities of the position
  • Pay rate and hour requirements
  • Notification if the position is unpaid
  • Required skills and competencies
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