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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 today to complete your profile and put your best self forward to employers. And, be sure to download Handshake Mobile (iOS) to discover jobs on the go and to stay on track with reminders for application deadlines and direct messages from employers. 

Finding a job can be daunting, but Handshake is here to help you take the first step towards building a great career and fulfilling your potential. Want to learn more? Read Handshake's guide for "Why You Need Handshake" [PDF] and "How to Find a Job on Handshake" [PDF].

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Log In for the First Time 

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


Schedule through Handshake

Students and alumni can use Handshake to schedule appointments with the Career Achievement 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 Achievement 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.


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. 


Appointment Cancellation

If you cannot come to an appointment, please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours prior to its start time through Handshake so someone else can schedule in this time slot. You can cancel and reschedule your appointment through your Handshake account.

Avoid Job Scams

Anytime a company is seeking a monetary transaction, this should be a red flag that this is a scam. Never deposit checks sent from a company or give personal information, such as bank accounts, to a company during the interview process. Emails from companies that ask you for money or want you to deposit checks before doing any work are scams.

If you receive a message similar to this, “We received your resume from your career services for a possible job placement. Please respond to this email if you are still job hunting or you are looking to earn additional income,” this could also be a scam.

If you receive any emails or paperwork from a company that may not seem legitimate please forward the information to the Career Achievement Network. To learn more, please refer to the World Privacy Forum's resources for avoiding job scams.