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Handshake Will Help You Get the Job — Here’s How

As a student, you have the advantage on Handshake.

Handshake is for college students like you looking for an internship or job that opens the door to a fulfilling career. We know this can be an intimidating process, and you probably have a lot of questions, like:

How do I get an internship without experience?

I know what I like about my major. How do I make this a career?

And maybe the most common:

Where do I start?

From exploring career paths and starting internships, to accepting your first full-time job after graduation—Handshake will help you every step of way.

When you create your Handshake profile, you highlight your interests, your studies, and what you’re looking for in a job. You tell us the locations you’d like to work in and what job roles interest you most. Handshake takes this info and shows you jobs and internships that are a good fit for you.

“I never knew how many roles my major could be applied to! Handshake shows jobs in an easy, descriptive way so I could explore my career path without having to search all of the internet.”

Kara, Rochester Institute of Technology

Connect with employers that want to hire you

The employers on Handshake are searching for students at your school to hire for internships and jobs. When recruiters see your profile, they will proactively message you to invite you to events or encourage you to apply for new opportunities. Students love Handshake because they can find jobs without spending hours searching and applying.

“A lot of times you will find a job and maybe you don't have enough experience, or they are looking for candidates with a certain major. Handshake connected me with employers looking for candidates like me, with my major at my school.”

Lloyd, University of Kentucky

Find the answers you’re looking for

Handshake has thousands of employer and internship reviews from students, so you can learn what it’s really like to work at the companies you’re interested in. You can explore our Q&A feature to see answers to common student questions, and even message your peers for advice about interviews, internship projects, and more.

If you’re ready to start your career, join Handshake and create your profile today!

Get started in 5 minutes

  1. Log in at
  2. Create a profile that shows your interests, skills, and studies
  3. Check out your personalized job recommendations
  4. Respond to employers who contact you

Find the right jobs for you. Get hired.