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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.