Handshake is an internship/job search platform created for students to use in their career development.  Handshake is used by over 200,000 employers, including all Fortune 500 companies! Thousands of internship and job opportunities are posted on Handshake by employers specifically looking to hire students. You can also access all of the career events the Center for Career Exploration & Success is hosting.

All Miami University students have a Handshake account that is automatically created for them when they enroll. All you have to do is log in to Handshake to activate your account and select a career cluster. Handshake will then recommend certain positions to you based on your profile, allowing for easy searching.

Here are some of the awesome things you can do with Handshake:

  • Register for networking events, workshops, fairs and info sessions
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor
  • Research thousands of employers
  • Apply for jobs and internships

Networking on Handshake

Conduct Company Research

Employers have their own Handshake profiles! On these profiles, organizations will have information about themselves, listings for jobs and internships, and any events they are hosting will appear as well. Any reviews that previous interns and employees have written will also appear on the employer profiles to allow Handshake users to gain a better understanding of what it is like to work for them.

How to Make the Most of Handshake

Handshake has numerous tools and capabilities that will help launch you into your next career development opportunity. Below are the top ways to use it to your advantage:

  1. Complete your resume and upload it to your Handshake profile
  2. Add the following information to your Handshake profile:
    • Career Cluster(s)
    • Work Experience
    • Organization(s)
    • Skills
    • Cities of interest to help us connect you to potential employers
  3. Engage with the Center for Career Exploration and Success by attending: