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Handshake and Career Resources

Handshake is Washington State University’s free online employment resource for students and alumni. Create an account by following the link below to search for employment opportunities and to schedule a job/internship search appointment with a Carson College of Business Career Consultant.

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Handshake Virtual Event Resources for Students

Tips for Success

  • Remember that professional business attire is highly encouraged for all virtual fair events.
  • Remember to arrive on time and register ahead for employer 1:1 sessions and group sessions ahead of time.
  • Remember that you should be on camera at all times while engaged with an employer.
  • Remember to update your Handshake profile (as close to 100% as possible) in preparation for virtual fair events.
  • Make sure to upload your most recently reviewed and career advisor-approved resume to your Handshake profile.
  • Remember to set your “Settings and Privacy” in Handshake to “Community” to enable employers to review your profile and resume before your session.
  • Remember to check out the registered companies before the event.
  • Frequently check out employer appointment availability. Employers will be making regular updates to available 1:1 and group sessions. Sign up ahead of time to secure your schedule.
  • If you need any support in preparation for a networking event (resume review, LinkedIn profile, interview skills, Handshake profile completion), please make an appointment with a Career Consultant via Handshake or by emailing carsoncenter@wsu.edu.
  • If utilizing a mobile device, students should download and use the Handshake app to attend the virtual fair.
  • If you need additional support with your Alumni Handshake registration, please reach out to Alena Hume at ACSS, alena.hume@wsu.edu.
  • Want to share your resume info with an employer? Consider sharing a link to your updated LinkedIn profile.
  • Make sure to utilize either Chrome or Firefox when navigating the Virtual Handshake Platform. In addition, please make sure your browser is up to date.

Helpful Handshake Guides:

Help Guide: Getting Started with Handshake
Help Guide: Job Roles
Help Video: Search for, Save and Apply to Jobs in Handshake
Help Guide: Profile completion – deck tutorial
Help Video: Driving Profile Completion in Handshake
Help Video: How to Edit a Document
Help Video: How to Upload a Document
Help Video: Student Q&A
Help Guide: Virtual Fairs: Student Experience
Help Article: Four tips from recruiters on how to stand out on Handshake
Help Article: Video Requirements and Troubleshooting for Students
Help Article: Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair for Students
Help Article: What is Business Attire?
Help Article: Gender Neutral Interview Attire and Business Clothing
Help Article: How Alumni Can request to Access Handshake

Handshake Virtual Event Resources for Employers

Helpful Employer Event Details:

  • Once registered and paid, please have your representative (s) set up your sessions as soon as possible.
  • During registration, you will be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair—up to 15 representatives per employer! Each representative registered will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students during CNN.
  • You will be able to use video, audio, and chat communication with students through group meetings (up to 3 per event/ 50 student limit/30 minutes each) and 1:1 student meetings (10 minutes each), scheduled in advance or after a group session per register representative.
  • (CNN only) Each company is expected to host at least twelve 1:1 sessions and at least one group session available for the CNN event. However, companies are welcome to do as many 1:1 sessions per representative as time allows and up to 3 group sessions during the CNN event.
  • (CNN only) Employers with less than 5k employees are encouraged to schedule your info session(s) between 4:30- 6 pm.
  • (CNN only) Employers with more than 5k employees are encouraged to schedule your info session(s) between 6-7:30 pm.
  • CNN Employer Inquiries? Contact Aimee Tejeda Lunn (Industry Connections Coordinator) aimee.lunn@wsu.edu
  • CNN Payment/Invoice Inquiries? Contact Sheena Kerr (Administrative Assistant 3) cb.hireacoug@wsu.edu
  • BURTENSHAW Employer Inquiries? Contact Amy Alonzo (HBM Student Services Coordinator) ayergen@wsu.edu
  • MEET THE FIRMS (Pullman) Employer Inquiries? Contact Marla Meyer (Moss Adams Accounting Career Advisor) m.meyer@wsu.edu
  • MEET THE FIRMS and PROFESSIONAL SALES FAIR (Vancouver) Employer Inquiries? Contact Keri Knight (Student Engagement Specialist) keri.knight@wsu.edu
  • Please view the webinar and articles below for more information on Handshake features.
  • Employers are encouraged to avoid setting up sorting limits (for example, “just juniors”) for 1:1 and group events to ensure a large majority of attending students are able to connect with event representatives.
  • Encourage students to enter group session muted and with their cameras/microphones off to reduce disruptions during presentations.
  • Make sure to utilize either Chrome or Firefox when navigating the Virtual Handshake Platform. In addition, please make sure your browser is up to date.

Helpful Handshake Guides:

Help Video: Webinar on Feature with employer-centered Q and A
Help Article: Overview of Employer Scheduling
Help Article: Video Requirements for Employers at Virtual Fairs
Help Article: Schedule Management
Help Article: Creating a Schedule for Virtual Fairs
Help Guide: Employer Roles & Admin Tools
Help Guide: Getting Started With Handshake: Employers
Help Guide: Virtual Fairs in Handshake: A Guide for Employers
Help Guide: Virtual Recruiting Features Details
Help Guide: Employer Help Center
Help Guide: Get Started on Handshake
Help Video: Handshake Set-Up Instructions for Employers