Employer Information and Updates

Thank you for your interest in recruiting Marshall University students and alumni!


Marshall University Office of Career Education is transitioning to Handshake during the summer of 2020. For more information regarding our recent transition to Handshake, please read below.

If you need assistance resetting your password orĀ setting up your account, please log a ticket with Handshake by accessing the “help” link in the upper right-hand corner of any Handshake web page.


The transition to Handshake represents a significant milestone in the continuing evolution of our office and the way in which we deliver services to our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and you, the employers who choose to recruit here at the Marshall University.

Handshake was chosen to be the new software engine after our team spent several months reviewing the major career services management systems. We also spent time thinking about how our students and alumni, faculty, and staff, and you, our employers used our current system, as well as looking at what your challenges have been.

One of the biggest improvements you will find when using Handshake is its user-friendly interface. Handshake boasts a clean, modern, and simple design — making it easy to navigate and use. The search tools in Handshake are powerful and offer you the ability to pinpoint and build candidate pools quickly and easily. Communication tools in Handshake will allow you to continue to message our students directly, but added data points will allow you to send them to the right students at the right time in their academic careers. And reporting tools are greatly improved over what was previously available in our old system.

As always, we welcome your questions and feedback. If you need further assistance, please feel free to Erin LaFon, lafone@marshall.edu.

Career Education COVID-19 Update

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all facets of our lives. The rapid spread of this virus has caused communities worldwide to reinvent how we interact socially and maintain the communities in which we live and work.

Students: The Office of Career Education staff are available via email and video for online appointments and related services.

Employers: We realize that COVID-19 is impacting participation in campus recruitment events and workforce planning. Learn about ways to stay connected with the Office of Career Education.