Handshake has more opportunities
for current students and recent grads than any other platform.
There are hundreds of new job & internship opportunities added every day!
WHAT IS HANDSHAKE? WHY SHOULD I USE IT?
Handshake is a recruitment platform—and WWU’s main resource for connecting students to job and internship opportunities! You can also use Handshake to:
- Connect with employers
- Attend virtual events and virtual career fairs
- Schedule appointments with WWU’s career counselors and health professions/graduate school advisors
- Schedule appointments to visit our FREE Career Closet
Handshake has more opportunities for current students and recent grads than any other platform. There are new job and internship postings added every day!
For alumni who would like to request an account using their personal email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your account has been updated, you will receive an email with instructions from Handshake.
Step 1: Go to JoinHandshake.com
Step 2: Click on Career Center in upper right corner
Step 3: Click Schedule Appointment
Step 4: Choose an Appointment Category
Step 5: Choose an Appointment Type
Step 6: Fill out your information, click request, and you’re all set!
The Handshake Help Center has many tips and resources designed for students like you.
Still not finding what you need? Call the Career Services Center at 360-650-3240 or schedule a Handshake Technical Assistance appointment.
5 STEPS TO SUCCESS ON HANDSHAKE
- Job Type: Select part-time job, full-time job, and/or internship
- Cities: Choose the places you’d like to work in or near
- Roles: Select at least 3 job roles that interest you
80% of students who customize their interests section receive a message from a recruiter!
Update this information in “My Career Interests,” located in the dropdown menu in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
Yes! This information helps employers understand why you’d be a great addition to their team.
Students with a full profile are 5x more likely to be messaged by employers.
- Previous work experience: Have you had a part-time job, internship, work study, research position, and/or volunteered?
- Skills: Add technical and soft skills!
- Clubs and organizations: These highlight your specific interests and involvement on campus.
- Search often. New opportunities are posted every day!
- Vary your search terms. Different key words will bring up different postings.
- If you aren’t satisfied with your results, try using fewer filters at once. Sometimes great opportunities can be eliminated by just one filter.
Add the word “remote” in the search terms box. (There is not currently a setting in the Location filters to identify remote opportunities.)
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Disclaimer & Usage Guidelines for Handshake
The Handshake database is a valuable resource provided by the WWU Career Services Center to employing organizations, as well as current WWU students and alumni. This platform facilitates the connection between job seekers and potential employers, aiming to foster career growth and opportunities. It's important to understand the terms and conditions under which this service operates to ensure a safe and beneficial experience for all users. Outlined below, you’ll find the usage guidelines and responsibilities associated with utilizing the Handshake database. Users are expected to adhere to these guidelines to ensure a productive and safe experience.
- All interactions, including hiring processes and compensation arrangements, occur directly between employers and job seekers. The WWU Career Services Center is not involved in these transactions.
- Background checks are not conducted by the Career Services Center on students, alumni, or employers.
- While best efforts are made to ensure the legitimacy of contacts and postings, both employers and job seekers are encouraged to research and request information as needed.
- All opportunities are posted based on the posting policies of the Career Services Center and the discretion of the staff in determining whether positions are appropriate and match student interest.
- Postings must comply with our recruitment policies including equal employment criteria.
- The Career Services Center also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not align with student interest, degree programs or other criteria.
- The Career Services Center provides this database to all organizations meeting eligibility criteria equally with no recommendations regarding employers.
- We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office.
- We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of internships or jobs posted here. Students and alumni are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting employment.
- Job seekers are also encouraged to use caution when providing information to unknown contacts (such as identifying information, photos, or banking information).
- The Career Services Center's staff is available to provide guidance on how to research prospective employers effectively.
- Users encountering unusual or suspect activity by organizations or job applicants are encouraged to report such instances to the Career Services Center through the provided contact details.
- For inquiries or reporting, please contact us at 360-650-3240 or email@example.com.