All About Hire A Vike

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Hire A Vike (our online job board powered by Handshake) is designed to help guide you through your job or internship search—no matter where you’re at in the journey!


The value in activating and using your account

Did you know there are more internships listed on Hire A Vike than anywhere else?

No matter your career goals or industry of interest, there are opportunities on Hire A Vike for EVERY student and alumni, all year round.

Not to mention—employers are ACTIVELY searching for talent on the platform.



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Our Career Specialist Elaine Suarez created a helpful video to help you learn how to activate and use your account.


How to get started

Logging in to Hire A Vike is easy! Every CSU student and alumni already has an account.


To log in, visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/login and select Cleveland State University; then log in using your CSUIDnumber@vikes.csuohio.edu and password.


For more help logging in, we have detailed photo instructions on our website!



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Did you know there is also a Hire A Vike app? If you're interested in researching employers, applying to jobs and messaging classmates on-the-go, using the app is a great fit!

It's called Handshake and can be found on the App Store or Google Play.


Hint: We recommend setting up push notifications so you can receive personalized job recommendations!


How to update your profile

The best way to stand out to employers is to complete your profile—be sure to include your experiences and skills, and share your career interests!


Here's what happens when you specify preferred job types, locations and job roles.

  • Hire A Vike will send you better job recommendations.

  • A recruiter is more likely to message you; in fact, 80% of students who fill out their profile receive a message from a recruiter.

  • Employers find candidates based on their job interests!


Update your Hire A Vike profile. 80% of members with their interests listed are messaged by employers.


How to search for jobs and internships

Keyword search and filters are a great way to narrow down and customize the jobs you see on Hire A Vike.

Navigating the jobs tab on Hire A Vike

You can filter through jobs by criteria such as job type, location, work authorization, and industry.

Keyword search helps you find jobs whose description includes a word that you’re looking for.


How to access Career Services

Hire A Vike is the best way to connect with CSU Career Services to:

  • Schedule an appointment with us...

  • Learn about our upcoming events...

  • And prepare for an upcoming interview?

Watch our video to see how you can schedule your own appointment with Career Services.



Scheduling an appointment on Hire A Vike


Final notes

If you're still looking for guidance on how to get started on Hire A Vike, be sure to check out this helpful tutorial video from Elaine.


She walks through how to update your profile, search for jobs and internships and much more.



Hire A Vike introduction tutorial

We hope you have gained valuable insight into using this incredible resource!

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