What is Handshake?

Handshake is the number one way for college students to find jobs and internships. Handshake allows students to discover and land jobs and internships, get direct messages from employers who are hiring, connect with employers to learn more about their company, and get expert help from career-building resources and employer recommended by the Career Center. There are over 750 thousand employers actively searching for students on Handshake!

On Handshake students can: 

  • Search for an internship, job, or co-op
  • Schedule a career services appointment
  • Sign up for events and interviews
  • Submit applications, resumes, and evaluations

Log-in Instructions for students

All current students already have a Handshake account! To get started:

  1. Watch this video and then claim your free account HERE. Claim your account by logging in with your Andrews email address and password. If you cannot remember your Andrews credentials, you will need to log into your Vault account HERE. Then navigate to "Account or password reset" in the upper left-hand corner and follow the instructions on that page. If you have issues with this, you will need to contact the IT helpdesk at (269) 471-6016 or email helpdesk@andrews.edu.
  2. Complete your profile and upload your resume. After uploading your resume, ensure that you make your resume visible to employers by selecting "Make Profile Public." 
  3. Set up job alerts to ensure that you receive a listing of jobs and internships that match your profile. See video above.

Log-in issues for students

If you experience any issues logging in to Handshake, please log a ticket with the ITS department by logging in with your Andrews username and password HERE

How to schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment in Handshake:

  1. Log in to Handshake
  2. Click on "Career Center" in the upper right corner of your screen
  3. Click on "Appointments"  from your Career Center's page
  4. To request a new appointment, click the "Schedule a New Appointment" button in the upper left of the page. You will see the option to pick a category and type of appointment. You will then be taken to the next available appointment times once you have selected an appointment category and type
  5. Click on a time that works for you or click on staff member to see the availability of different staff members
  6. Select the medium in which you'd like to have your appointment. In-person appointments are held in Room 306 of the James White Library. Virtual appointments are held via Handshake. If you select a virtual appointment, at the time or your appointment you will need to log into you Handshake account, navigate to your appointments as instructed above and click "start appointment."
  7. Enter any additional details into the "What can we help you with" section that  you would like your career  coach to know. Please note that only one appointment type per appointment meeting is permitted.
  8. Click "Request" at the bottom of the screen. You will be taken to the overview of the appointment where you can cancel the appointment or add comments before the appointment

Log-in Instructions for Employers

  1. Create your user Account: Employers who do not already have a Handshake account will need to create one. If you have received an email invitation from our Career Center, use the link provided in the email to create your account. If you would like to receive an email invitation from our Career Center, email your request to career@andrews.edu. If you are signing up without an invitation use this link to create an employer account. Refer to Create an Employer User Account, Join a Company, and Connect with Schools
  2. Join your existing company on Handshake or create one: In order to take any action with schools, you must first be connected to your company profile on Handshake. After you've confirmed your account, you will be prompted to select your company and request connection. If your company is already in Handshake, your company will populate as an option to select from. If it isn't, you should see the option to create a new company profile. Learn How to Create a New Company Profile
  3. Request to connect with schools: You must request and receive approval from a school prior to posting jobs or events to their students. You can choose schools during the account creation process or any time afterwards. When choosing schools, we recommend starting with only 10-20 until your company is established on Handshake. To learn how to request and add more schools at a later time, check out School Network Management
  4. Customize your profile: A well-crafted user and company profile plays a vital role in shaping your brand and building rapport and trust with our students and school partners. Put your best foot forward with a complete user and company profile.
  5. Set notification preferences: While there are default notification settings enabled, you may customize how and when you receive communication from Handshake. To learn more, refer to Default Notification Preferences (Employers).
  6. Build your recruiting skills: Pathfinders arms you with the strategies, tools, and latest data required to surpass your goals in sourcing, recruiting, and ultimately hiring the right talent for your organization. Explore our free courses here.
  7. Take Action: Once you've connected to one or more schools, you will be able to post jobs, request on-campus interview schedules, manage your applicants, and more. To post a job, follow the instructions found HERE.


Frequently Asked Questions