Frequently Asked Questions

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Ready to start using Handshake? Great! Here are some frequently ask questions to jump-start your Handshake experience!

Getting Started with Handshake

After you've logged in for the first time, Handshake will ask you questions about your preferences, interests, and industries. Do not skip this section! This helps us communicate with you when we see opportunities that might align with your interests and skill sets. 

You'll want to fully complete your profile, including profile photo, experience, education, skills, clubs and activities, and more. Handshake indicates that 80% of students who have a complete profile are contacted by a recruiter. If you're looking for guidance on how to make a stand-out profile, connect with your career counselor on Handshake. 

  1. After logging in to Handshake, click the Career Center in the top right corner.
  2. Click Appointments.
  3. Click the blue Schedule a new Appointment button or review/edit, past/upcoming appointments.
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