Handshake

Join Syracuse University on Handshake

• Handshake is Syracuse University’s new career management tool where students can find all job and internship postings, career fair and event details, employer information sessions, and employer descriptions.
• Students can also book career counseling appointments through Handshake.
• Nine million students and young alumni around the globe are already on Handshake.
• Connect with over 300,000 employers - from all of the Fortune 500 companies to brand new start-ups.
Want to hear more about Handshake from students already using it? Check out the video below!

Handshake Video

Join us on Handshake

• Visit the login page to get started – syr.joinhandshake.com.
• Use your NetID and password to log in. (alumni can request a Handshake account at that link too!)
• Handshake will take you through a quick series of questions to get an idea of who you are and where you would like to go.
• It only takes about five minutes to complete your profile to get access to the entire platform.

Join us on Handshake Mobile

• Handshake has an app available in the App Store and on Google Play, too!
• Set up app notifications so you know when your favorite companies post jobs, what career events are happening on campus, and when an employer contacts you, so you never miss an opportunity or a deadline.

Set Your Notification Preferences

• Once you create an account, you can manage your notifications for new job alerts and events on campus by going to your User Settings.
• Access your User Settings by selecting your name in the upper right corner of your Handshake dashboard, select ‘Notifications,’ select ‘Edit Notification Preferences.’
• Handshake allows you to choose whether you would like your notifications to come when you log in, via email or push notifications to your phone (just like your social media accounts).
• Keep in mind, notifications will also let you know when an employer wants to contact you about an application or an interview. So, if during your first year you turned off all notifications, then your sophomore year you start applying to internships, you won’t get a notification if you didn’t change your notification preferences. Don’t miss that interview opp!

Why Handshake?

• After surveying our students, they shared feedback requesting a career system that was easy-to-use and offered a wide variety of positions, locations and companies.
• After researching all the available platforms, the Universitywide Career Services Network determined that Handshake offered the best student experience for finding and connecting to a broad network of job and internship opportunities, an easy user-face, a mobile app, and an opportunity to create a community with alumni.

In the event that you need accessibility accommodations when using this system, please contact handshake@syr.edu.