For all new SE+ positions, we require that students are both
recruited and onboarded via Handshake. Handshake was implemented at
GVSU because it provides students with an equitable platform to search
for on and off campus employment opportunities.
Equal Opportunity (Student Employment):
All on-campus departments can post positions for Grand Valley
students (undergraduates and graduates) within Student Employment's
Handshake system. Departments are strongly encouraged to post their
positions through Handshake. According to the policies set forth by
the Grand Valley Board of Trustees, all personnel are responsible
for "the enthusiastic application of all laws and regulations
concerning fair employment practices, equal opportunity, etc., to
all matters with respect to recruitment, appointment, assignment,
and promotion of university's personnel. Matters of affirmative
action are outlined in the "Affirmative Action Program"
maintained in the affirmative action office." You can view
additional policies approved by the University's Board of Trustees
and President's Cabinet at
In order to be in compliance with the Grand Valley policy and
Federal law, all students must receive fair employment practices and
opportunity in regards to recruitment, appointment, and assignment
which can occur if all open positions for student employees are
posted through Handshake.
A video guide for both making an account and posting a job
is available below this FAQ section.