Handshake: Not Just a Greeting Anymore

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Handshake is a powerful career management tool to help students find jobs and internships.

What is Handshake?

Did you know that over 14 million students and alumni from more than 700 colleges and universities use Handshake?  Only 13% of SPC students have completed their profile in Handshake!  If you still haven’t activated your account, take 5 minutes to do so.  You will be surprised to discover the amount of great employment and internship opportunities you have access to in Handshake.

Have you activated your account?  If not, what are you waiting for?

Why Handshake?

  • Search for jobs or internships by employer industry, by your major, and even look for jobs by location. You can also search by employment type, such as part-time or full-time positions.
  • Build a strong profile, receive personalized job and career recommendations, and track deadlines.
  • Connect with more than 250,000 employers, including Fortune 500 companies.
  • Gain access to information about online and on-campus career events available in one place, such as Job and Career Fairs.
  • Have convenient access through the Mobile App (Use it on the go!).


Where can I find Handshake and how do I activate my account?

If you are a current student:

  1. Log into MySPC
  2. Go to MyCourses
  3. Scroll down to Additional Resources
  4. Find Handshake hyperlink on the bottom, right corner of your screen under “Career Planning” heading
  5. Use single sign-on to access your pre-loaded profile


SPC Alumni are also able to create and request an account on SPC’s domain at https://spcollege.joinhandshake.com/register

Choose, “Sign up for an Account,” and this will then push to the registration page where you can select your  user type and school name:

Once you choose your school name from the list, a set of instructions will appear – the default being:

“Your school may have already created an account for you, which is pre-filled and ready to go. This account will be registered under your school email address (your .edu email address). Please try logging in using your school email first.”

Next, Students/Alumni will complete the registration details:

Congratulations, you have created or activated your account.

Take 5 minutes and activate your Handshake Account today – you will be glad you did!

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