Loyola University Chicago

Career Services

Employer FAQs


Handshake is a searchable online database that employers can use to post full-time, part-time jobs and internship opportunities. Handshake connects employers with thousands of Loyola University Chicago students and alumni who have active Handshake accounts.

Handshake enables you to post positions and register for LUC career events online. Students and alumni can view and apply for job and internship positions. Handshake also allows you to participate in the on-campus recruiting program. By joining Handshake and following Loyola University Chicago, you will receive email announcements and instructions for relevant career events/fairs. Visit the Employer Handshake Help Center for additional information. 

In the job posting, under application instructions, please indicate how to apply. Students can apply via the external link that you provide or through the Handshake platform. 

When a student applies for a position that requires a resume submission, the employer/recruiter will receive the resume and any other application materials that were requested when the position was posted in Handshake. This can include a cover letter, transcripts, writing sample, etc. 

While we use Handshake as our Career Management Platform, we have found that Handshake is not the best place for students to access these sorts of jobs. If you are not a registered business and have an independent job posting to share (i.e. babysitter, tutor, dog-walker, etc), please contact us at careercenter@luc.edu or 773.508.7716 for recommendations on where to post your position.  

Career Services sponsors the Fall Job, Internship & Service Fair and a number of curriculum specific fairs including Business, Science, Communication, Education, Nursing and Social Work.

Participating in career fairs provides a unique opportunity to meet directly and talk with a diverse group of prospective candidates, collect resumes, and more importantly, create personal connections that do not exist when only reviewing a resume.  Check out our list of fairs on Handshake or at https://www.luc.edu/career/careerfairsandevents/

Employers can reserve an information table/session during the weekdays on both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campus. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit Handshake to schedule a session or event. 


Student organizations are an excellent way to make a connection with Loyola students for recruiting purposes. Many employers find connecting with student organizations on campus to be an easy and effective way to increase brand-recognition and to identify potential candidates.
Check out the many diverse student organizations at Loyola. If you have an interest in a particular organization, you can contact them directly, or let us know and we can assist you in making the connection.

To reserve a date, log-in to Handshake, choose Loyola University chicago under 'campus' and then 'Request Interview Schedule.' Follow the prompts. You must request a schedule for each job and/or internship posting. A staff person from Career Services will review your request. 

Check out Handshake's detailed help section related to all OCI questions. If you still have questions, our team will be happy to assist. Please contact us at 773-508-7716.

Log into Handshake and click “Interviews", review the schedule on your dashboard. 

If an employer is looking to post a position that offers academic credit, the Center for Experiential Learning is involved and offers information, resources and support for the development of academic internship opportunities. For more information about academic internships, please see the Center for Experiential Learning's website

Career Fairs

On-Campus Recruiting

Academic Internships