Jobs and Internships

What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning is the process of learning through doing. Types of experiential learning include:

  Internships   Fellowships
  Co-ops   Clinical experiences
  Service learning/volunteer work                               Student teaching
  Jobs   Study abroad
  Apprenticeships   Research

The Career Center can help you create a plan to incorporate experiential learning into your academic journey.


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
  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 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.
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Student FAQs
Employer FAQs
Handshake Help Center


Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects that provide opportunities for career exploration, skill development, and networking.  Projects range from 10-40 hours in duration and can take place year-round, often with a remote-working option. 

Benefits of a Micro-internship

  • An opportunity to explore different career paths
  • Gain valuable, practical experience that enhances your resume
  • Build and expand your professional network
  • Engage with potential employers for future, long-term opportunities

Who can complete a micro-internship

  • Students and alumni who are want to obtain professional experience and are at least 18 years old are eligible.
  • International students with work authorization (CPT, OPT or a work visa). 
  • Undocument students with a valid ITIN.

How to apply for a micro-internship

Andrews University students and alumni can apply for micro-internship opportunities through our partnership with the Parker Dewey platform. To apply:

Start applying for micro-internships through Parker Dewey today!



Forage provides virtual work experience programs that are 100% free, open-access and self-paced for students of all majors.  No experience or application is required! Get started and leverage your success with four easy steps: 

Step 1: Register for Forage, and Enroll in programs that help you explore career options.

Step 2: View video instructions from actual employees and access curated resources to help you in the task.

Step 3: Compare your work with model examples from the company and earn a certificate.

Step 4: Add your certificate to your resume, CV, and LinkedIn. Upload your resume into the platform and get a chance to connect with recruiters.

Enroll today!


Find up-to-date job and internship postings in the Classifieds section of Andrews Agenda, the university's official source of news and events. Visit the Classifieds here. 


Andrews Network is an online networking, mentoring and jobs board platform exclusive to the Andrews community. The Andrews Network provides a place where alumni can connect with each other and with current students. You control how involved you want to be—you can simply join and connect with a few classmates, or you can grow into an engaged mentor who offers advice and assistance to current students. As it is protected by a globally recognized privacy and security framework, you can rest assured that the Andrews Network is a secure platform. Continue scrolling below to read more about the features of the Andrews Network.

All students are encouraged to register and actively become a user on the Andrews Network. Register here.

Innovation Center

The Andrews University Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship provides students with opportunities for experiential learning through innovation. Opportunities include on-campus internships, capstone and senior design projects, and certificate courses in innovation. Learn more about experiential opportunities from the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship on their website here.