If you are looking for a job in 2018 (internship or full-time), you have until 11:55 PM CST FRIDAY NIGHT (September 8th) to apply for positions that interest you on Handshake.All interview schedules taking place during Accounting Weeks (9/19-9/27) have the same deadline.
If it's been a while since you applied, I would recommend going back through the system to see if any new opportunities have cropped up, and also to make sure that the resume/transcript you submitted is the most current copy. As a general rule (unless you currently hold an offer or are otherwise advised by me), you should apply for 6 jobs to ensure you have a number of interview options. If your GPA is on the lower end of the competitive spectrum (3.0 or below), you should apply to more than 6 postings.
Here, some other FAQs about applications are answered.
I applied for a Handshake posting a few weeks ago, but have determined that I am no longer interested in interviewing with this employer. What do I do?
If you have accepted another offer or determined that you do not want to interview with an employer after your Meet the Firms interaction, please WITHDRAW your application from their pool prior to the deadline. If you are selected for the interview, it would be in very poor taste to decline it (considered "bridge burning").
I'm interested in X employer, and would be happy doing Audit (Assurance) or Tax for them. Can I apply for both?
No! You should only apply to one posting - recruiters get confused when the same person applies to multiple jobs for their employer. Pick the service area that is your first preference!
My resume has changed since I applied to jobs - how can I make sure the most current copy is on file with the employer?
Up until the resume submission deadline, you can withdraw and re-submit your application without the employer knowing. They will not begin to review resumes until after Friday. Note: Be sure that your resume is in PDF format, as it will preserve the font and structure of the document. Word can mess up your resume if the reader has a different version of the software than you!
What if I want to apply in Handshake but am not qualified according to the position specifications?
You should email your unofficial transcript and resume to the contact listed on the posting, let them know that you're unable to apply in Handshake, and ask if you can manually apply. When I was a recruiter, I would always allow these students to apply, so hopefully you'll encounter some flexible people.
I know that an employer has positions posted, but I am unable to locate them on my Handshake account. Help!
Please email Jay Skipworth in the OPCD (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get assistance with applying for jobs that are not searchable in your Handshake account. Do this ASAP so you don't miss the deadline.
IMPORTANT: It is critical that you submit your applications via Handshake FIRST - all employers use this system to make their interview selections, so if you do not apply in Handshake, you won't be chosen. Some employers specify that you should also apply to a job posting on their website, which is primarily used if you progress in the interview/offer process (they use this info to generate offer letters). If you are in doubt, apply on both Handshake and the employer websites, but DO NOT MISS Handshake!!