Welcome to UCF Career Services. Thank you for your interest in recruiting UCF students and alumni for full-time and part-time professional career opportunities. We look forward to assisting you in achieving your recruitment goals.

Recruitment Consultation

Promote your virtual events and career fairs on Handshake. Schedule a meeting with one of our employer relations team members to discuss dates and strategies.

Doris Alcivar, doris.alcivar@ucf.edu, College of Arts and Humanities |College of Business Administration | Employer Sponsorship
Gian-Karlo Alvarez, gian-karlo.alvarez@ucf.edu, College of Nursing | College of Undergraduate Studies | Some majors in: College of Community Innovation and Education and College of Sciences
Shirley Haberjan, shirley.haberjan@ucf.edu, College of Health Professions and Sciences | College of Medicine | Handshake: Employers, Jobs, and Interview Management
Jessie Thomas, jessica.thomas@ucf.edu, College of Engineering and Computer Science | College of Optics and Photonics
Courtney Pelfrey, courtney.pelfrey@ucf.edu, UCF Downtown Campus | Rosen College of Hospitality Management | Some majors in: College of Community Innovation and Education


Handshake is an interactive database that allows organizations to connect with UCF students and alumni.

On Handshake employers are able to:

  • Post part and full time positions, internships, and co-ops.
    • All employment opportunities are reviewed by a CSEL staff member
  • Request information sessions
  • Request on campus interviews
  • Register for career events*
  • Review resumes*
  • Post company sponsored events*

To register for a Handshake account:

  • Visit http://www.csel.ucf.edu and follow the instructions under the ‘Employer Login’ section prior to creating your account
  • Next access, https://ucf.joinhandshake.com/employer_registrations/new
  • Complete the profile and submit
    • Enter your full name, corporate email address, telephone number, website, and corporate (commercial) physical address
    • Company research is conducted on every organization/corporation requesting a connection to UCF, the review process may several business days. Handshake’s video on choosing your school
    • Please note: Career Services will verify the legitimacy of each employer who submits a request. Some of the things we look for are an active business license; a corporate email address that matches the company’s domain (no personal email address such as gmail, yahoo, etc.); a working (not under construction) website; an active contact telephone number, and a commercial business address  (no PO Box or residential address). This list is not inclusive and may change depending on the organization’s IRS status, in which case additional proof will be requested
  • Once your account has been approved by UCF, Handshake will send you a confirmation email with your username (email address), password, and link to login. Please follow the instructions to access your Handshake account
  • Handshake’s Quick-start video

Create a Job Posting: 

Handshake’s How to Post a Job video

Refer to the UCF Career Services and Experiential Learning Terms and Conditions

*Access is restricted at the discretion of Career Services

Building a Presence on Campus

Employers are encouraged to take a multi-tiered approach to recruiting at UCF. Businesses who participate in a variety of activities to build name recognition and a campus presence tend to attract a larger candidate pool and see greater success.

Partnership Opportunities:
  • Attend our events
  • Sponsor our events and activities
  • UCF Athletics sponsorship opportunities
  • Foundation/Scholarship opportunities
Marketing and Promotion Opportunities:
  • Post all your employment opportunities on Handshake
  • Participate in Hiring Hours, Lunch and Learns, Prep with a Pro, Instagram Takeovers, and/or conduct Information Sessions on your organization and available career opportunities
  • Share company/job opportunities on Career Services social media
Additional Opportunities:
  • Connect with student organizations and faculty
  • Host information tables during Market Wednesday in the Student Union
  • Connect with alumni
  • Conduct an information session for faculty/staff
  • Other opportunities (e.g., sponsor study breaks)

Employer Sponsorship Program

We appreciate your interest in supporting Career Services and increasing your presence on campus. Sponsorship opportunities include sponsoring an event or marketing your organization through collateral. For more information in regards to partnering with our office, please review our Employer Sponsorship Programs document and contact Doris Alcivar at doris.alcivar@ucf.edu or by calling 407-823-2746.

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