Handshake: Optimize Your Experience
Complete your Career Interests
The more information you provide about your preferences and interests, the more tailored your experience becomes. Handshake will recommend jobs for you based on these preferences.
Add Work Experience
Make sure you include a job title, employer name, time period, and location.
Add Organizations & Extracurriculars
Volunteer work counts, too!
Add Multiple Skills & Courses
The more relevant information you provide, the more likely you will be found by employers searching for candidates with particular skills and qualities.
Add Projects or Work Samples
Give employers some insight into your work, and projects you've completed outside of your classes!
Add a Profile Picture
It really helps make a connection when an employer is looking at your profile and experiences, and there’s a picture to tie it all together.
Complete the Short Bio Section
Tell employers a little about yourself and what interests you.
Create & Save Search Filters
Save your search filters and save yourself time! Using search filters, Handshake will know to highlight specific opportunities for you.
Sign-up for Career Mail
When you fill out your “Career Interests” section you may opt-in to receive relevant communications related to your job search and events.
Make Your Profile Public to Employers
If you are on the market anyway, why not make it easier for employers to find you?!
Follow Your Favorite Employers
Keep track of your favorite employers and stay connected.