Handshake Will Help You Get the Job — Here’s How

August 11, 2021

As a student, you have the advantage on Handshake.

Handshake is for university students like you looking for an internship or job that opens the door to a fulfilling career. We know this can be an intimidating process, and you probably have a lot of questions, like:

"How do I get an internship without experience?"

"I know what I like about my major. How do I make this a career?"

And maybe the most common:

Where do I start?

From exploring career paths and starting internships, to accepting your first full-time job after graduation—Handshake will help you every step of way.

When you create your Handshake profile, you highlight your interests, your studies, and what you’re looking for in a job. You tell us the locations you’d like to work in and what job roles interest you most. Handshake takes this info and shows you jobs and internships that are a good fit for you.

“I never knew how many roles my major could be applied to! Handshake shows jobs in an easy, descriptive way so I could explore my career path without having to search all of the internet.”

- Kara, Rochester Institute of Technology (US)

Connect with employers that want to hire you

The employers on Handshake are searching for students at your school to hire for internships and jobs. When recruiters see your profile, they will proactively message you to invite you to events or encourage you to apply for new opportunities. Students love Handshake because they can find jobs without spending hours searching and applying.

"The best thing about the Handshake platform is that it connects employers to current students, including those who don't necessarily have experience yet. I think this really helps achieve equality.”

- Mohsin, University of Hertfordshire

Find the answers you’re looking for

Handshake has thousands of employer and internship reviews from students, so you can learn what it’s really like to work at the companies you’re interested in. You can explore our Q&A feature to see answers to common student questions, and even message your peers for advice about interviews, internship projects, and more.

If you’re ready to start your career, join Handshake and create your profile today!

Get started in 5 minutes

  1. Log in at joinhandshake.co.uk
  2. Create a profile that shows your interests, skills, and studies
  3. Check out your personalised job recommendations
  4. Respond to employers who contact you