Handshake for Students

Handshake is an online platform, where UC Davis students and alumni can connect with employers. Over 100 internships and jobs, both on and off campus, are posted every day. It can also be found as an app for on-the-go access to valuable resources! Whether you’re looking for an internship or your next career, Handshake can help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the app?
Click on the following links:

Can I change my profile privacy settings?
On the top right hand corner next to your name, you can click the down arrow and go to Settings and Privacy. Choose from the three options listed:

  • Community allows your profile to be viewable by employers, other students, and alumni.
  • Employers makes your profile accessible to employers and students can’t message you.
  • Private keeps everyone, including employers, from seeing your profile.

Why should I update my profile?
The more details you provide about your academics and experience, the easier it is for Handshake to tailor jobs and internships for you. Employers can also contact you through Handshake, and it’s a good way to highlight your accomplishments!

How do I get notified of opportunities I am interested in? 
Go to the Jobs tab on the web version of Handshake, and use a variety of filters for your job search. You can “Save your Search” at the top. Handshake will notify you of tailored opportunities based on your searches and when you follow or favorite various employers, events, or jobs. 

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