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Handshake: Career Network & Job Platform

About Handshake

Handshake is a robust career platform exclusively for the DePaul community. The platform offers access to jobs and internships, career planning resources, career-related event information, mentors, and scheduling capabilities with a career advisor or for an on-campus interview. Students, graduates and alumni can also get the scoop on an employer they've been eyeballing or get in contact with a Career Center representative. The Handshake platform was designed by students for students with one goal in mind: to help connect students to their dream career.

Steps for students

  • Log in at depaul.joinhandshake.com using Campus Connect credentials.
  • Create a rich profile. The system itself was engineered to get smarter the more students it knows. Encourage your students to complete their profiles in order to have a more personalized experience and receive tailored results.
  • Start searching for upcoming events, jobs, internships and employers.

What you as faculty or staff can do in the system

Academic advisors as well as faculty and staff are encouraged to log in to the system​ with their Campus Connect credentials. If you have any difficulty accessing the system, please fill out our Handshake Account Request Form and our support staff will create or approve your account. Once you log in, you’ll be prompted to complete your profile. As a student-focused platform, Handshake profiles do not currently have a faculty or staff status option. Rather, you will be prompted to choose a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, masters, alumni, doctorate or postdoctorate studies status for your "school year." We suggest that you complete this portion of the profile with your students in mind. For example, if you primarily teach or work with freshmen, you may want to select that status option for now, so the system will serve up events and content relevant to that audience in your daily feed. As the system continues to evolve, we will continue to share best practices for faculty and staff. Check out our HireDePaul blog​ for more tips and platform updates. ​​​​​