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About Handshake

Ohio University uses Handshake, the leading career platform used by 500+ colleges and by more than 250,000 employers. We use Handshake for appointment scheduling, career events, and as a robust internship and job search tool.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Log in to see what opportunities are available for internships, jobs, and employer events: 

  • Navigate to ohio.joinhandshake.com
  • Choose Log In and then the Student & Alumni option
  • When prompted to select a college, choose Ohio University
  • Complete the required fields and your responses will be sent to the Career Network and once this information is processed, an account request is approved. 


Help with Handshake 

Consider using the videos below to help your students maximize the platform.

How to Log In

Watch this brief video to learn how students can log in to Handshake for the first time.


How to Schedule Appointments

Students and alumni can use Handshake to schedule appointments with the Career Network team. Handshake is a modern career development platform, that connects you with employers, career events and one-on-one services. Login with your OHIO ID and password. For extra guidance in scheduling an appointment, see Handshake's useful guide. 

The Career Network offers one-on-one services Monday–Friday between 8am–5pm by phone or video call. Our individual services are career coaching and mock interviews. Drop-in services will resume during fall semester.



How to Complete Your Profile

Handshake users are strongly encouraged to update profile information to have a highly customized experience on the platform. Add your interests, experiences, and education to ensure you maximize your engagement with Handshake.