What is Handshake?
Handshake is the #1 place where students find jobs and get hired as employers are recruiting students! This is an all-in-one career management tool where you can search and save jobs/internships/co-op opportunities, register for and manage your Kent State university events, fairs and more!
Your Handshake account is automatically created by the time you are admitted to Kent State University, and you are automatically subscribed to the Handshake email list. If you select to unsubscribe from the Handshake email list, please note that it is an absolute unsubscribe, meaning that you will no longer receive any email notifications regarding career events, fairs, jobs, and internships postings.
Why should I fill out my Handshake profile?
Filling out your profile is important! It's a snapshot of information about you that can be shared with potential employers and peers. Handshake considers a profile complete when you include:
- At least one work experience
- At least one extracurricular activity or student organization
- At least one skill
You can add each of those manually or upload your resume (in .pdf format) to fill out your profile. Handshake will import your content, then all you have to do is review, approve, and publish.
Join one or more career communities on Handshake
You can join one or more career communities on Handshake’s My Career Interests tab to help you explore, engage with, and discover careers that align with your interests and goals. Once you join, you will receive customized emails from your career advisor with handpicked jobs and internships, upcoming career events, industry advice and trends, professional development opportunities and more resources pertaining to your career interests!
Additional Handshake Resources to Assist You
- Check out Handshake Student Support Blog for more information
- How to Edit Education Information on Your Profile
- Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair
- Signing Up for & Managing Virtual Fair Sessions
- Participating in a Virtual Fair
- Log-on to Handshake
- How to Search for Jobs on Handshake
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