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The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program is a great opportunity for your organization to tap into the pool of educated, bright and assertive individuals from St. John's University preparing to establish or renew their careers. Participating employers may interview graduating students at the university campuses or off campus in their own offices.

The OCR at St. John's University is managed through Handshake (St. John's Platform for Recruiting Students). This system allows students access to your job opportunities 24 hours a day.

Getting Involved

Handshake allows you to self-manage your entire schedule, or University Career Services staff will be happy to assist you with the process.

Self-Manage Your Recruiting Schedule

First-time Users:
(to receive a Handshake Account to post to St. John's University)

  • Click here to access the St. John's Handshake Employer Registration Form.
  • Complete the registration sign-up pages. Click Create User at the end of the registration process.
  • Check your email address that you provided during signup for a comformation email and follow those instructions (if you do not see it check your spam folder).
  • Click the link in the email, then log in at
  • You will be asked to pick your company from a list, or create a new company. Any companies whose email domain matches yours will be suggested to join.
    • There are few different options, depending on your situation:
      • Claim Company: If you are the first user from your company to sign up for Handshake, and your company was created by Career Services, then you can claim your company. Career Services will verify your account before you can take full possession.
      • Join Company: If your company already exists, and you are not the first user, then pick your company from the list of suggestions. One of the other Handshake users at that company will need to verify you before you can access most site features. They will be notified of the request via email.
      • Create Company: If your company 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 "[email protected]", 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 University Career Services 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!

*We cannot approve employer registrations that contain a person email address.

To Register to Participate in On-Campus Recruiting:
(if you already have Handshake account)

  • Go to Handshake Login
  • Log in with your email address and password that you used to create your account.
  • Click Jobs on the left-hand side bar to post your positions.
  • All positions* go to a holding bin for approval. You will receive a response usually within three business days.
  • Click Interviews on the left-hand side bar to create your OCR interviews afetr you post your positions.

If you have any questions, please contact University Career Services at 718-990-6375 or [email protected].