Using Handshake

Log into your Handshake Account:

Complete your profile

Select “View Your Profile” along the left navigation to add information about your experiences, projects, courses, and jobs. 

Consider keywords

If your profile is public employers may search for candidates by majors or keywords.  Include keywords and skills comprehensively to ensure your profile appears in relevant searches. 

Meet with a Career Counselor

Set up an appointment online, click on the Career Center tab (on the top right-hand side) to select an appointment time that works for you. 

Tips & Videos

  • Follow Jobs & Companies: Follow companies and jobs to organize your activities and to-do list.  Watch a video on how to follow companies on Handshake.
  • Save a Job Search: Quickly see new opportunities by saving your search criteria in Handshake. Watch a video on how to save your job search.
  • Apply for Jobs & Internships: Employers may view submitted materials and user profiles when reviewing applicants.  Make sure to keep your profile up to date! Watch a video on how to apply for jobs and internships.
  • On-Campus Recruiting: Numerous employers will visit Fordham University to conduct first-round interviews.  Review job/internship postings associated with on-campus interviews through the “interviews” option within the left navigation.  Pay attention to the interview timeline to apply and sign-up for a specific interview time according to the employer deadlines.  Read more details and instructions on how to participate in OCR.
  • Upcoming Events: Events including career fairs, networking events, informational sessions and employer information session will be posted in Handshake.  Review the events menu (left navigation) to view all upcoming events.  Follow events to add them to your schedule and reminder list in Handshake.