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Sign Up for Handshake

  • Create Your Handshake Employer Account.
  • Check your email address that you provided during signup for a confirmation email and follow those instructions (if you do not see it in your mailbox, please check your spam folder).
  • Click the link in the email, then Login to Handshake.
  • You will be asked to select your company from the existing list, or add your organization. Any employer whose email domain matches yours will be suggested to join.
    • There are several options, depending on your situation:
      • Claim Company: If you are the first user from your organization to sign up for Handshake, and your account was created by CCD, then you can ‘claim your company’. CCD will verify your account before you can take full possession of the administration of the account.
      • Join Company: If your organization already exists, and you are not the first user, then select your organization from the list of suggestions. One of the other Handshake users at that organization will need to verify your status before you can access most site features. They will be automatically notified of the request via email.
      • Create Company: If your organization doesn't exist, you can ‘create a new company’ instead. It will start out with the same name as your email domain. For example, if you signed up under "", the ‘company’ would be named "". Click on the ‘company name’, then click "Edit" in the upper-right corner to update your company name and details.
  • Once completed and submitted, a CCD staff member will review the information provided on your registration.
  • Once your account has been approved, click Jobs on the left-hand side bar to post your positions.