Building Your Handshake Profile

Where is your profile?

After logging in to Handshake using your Miami University credentials, access your profile by clicking on your name in the upper right-hand corner of the Handshake home screen, then select "My Profile."

Completing your profile

To make sure you get the most out of Handshake, we suggest you complete the following:

  • Verify that your education information is correct
  • Add all appropriate work experience, organizations/extracurriculars, courses, projects (if applicable), and skills
  • Attach your up-to-date resume (we encourage you to have your resume reviewed before adding)
  • Add a short bio. Handshake, in many ways, is like a mini LinkedIn profile. Learn more about writing a great LinkedIn summary and use this as your bio.

You can add each of these manually or upload your resume (in .pdf format) to fill out your profile. When uploading your resume, just click "Build Profile from Resume." Handshake will import your content, then all you have to do is review, approve, and publish.

How complete is a complete profile?

Handshake provides a "level of completion" with a colored progress bar. As you add content to your profile, your profile completion will progress and the color of the bar will change, starting from red.

Don't be discouraged if your profile progress bar isn't full. Consider adding the above suggested content and continue adding experiences you gain while at Miami.