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Exciting News!

Handshake will be our new career platform (for students and alumni) with more jobs, more employers, more engagement, and a more personalized experience. Coming August 2017. Handshake logo

We plan to make this a seamless switch-over from RIT Job Zone with no loss of connection to current job postings and you will have continued access to RIT Job Zone (just in case you wish to pull some data or a copy of your resume from it). RIT Job Zone has been a good friend, but we are excited to introduce you to Handshake -- we are sure you will hit it off!

Handshake Highlights

Easily find the best jobs and co-ops/internships

Simple but powerful search tools and alerts help you find the best fit from more than 500,000 jobs and internships posted by 120,000 companies, non-profits and government organizations.

Show off your best self to employers

Quickly build out a rich profile that helps you stand out when employers search for students. Use our tips and examples to make it easy.

The most personalized experience

Handshake continually personalizes our career recommendations based on your interests and connections, helping you discover exciting new opportunities.

Handshake helps over 120,000 top employers easily find, recruit and hire the best college talent across the country.

Engineers, Accountants, Artists, Developers, Marketers, Agronomists, Chemists. They’re all on Handshake.

Handshake Tutorials

How to Search for Jobs & Co-ops/Internships

How to Save A Job Search

How to Upload Documents

How to Edit or Remove Documents

How to Apply for On Campus Interviews

Here's the link to the Handshake Help Center

Getting Started

Ready to start using Handshake? Great! Once your login with your RIT computer account credentials -- take these quick steps:

1. Once you’re on RIT's page, a good first step is to update your Profile (link on left hand side).
Some of your information will already be in your Handshake profile (this information would have been provided by your Career Services Center, usually with support from the school registrar).  Check to be sure all pre-loaded information is correct. Pay especially close attention to your major and GPA (if included).  If you find an error in any of your profile data, contact RIT's Office of Career Services  to correct it. (Note: Handshake is unable to change any of your profile data, so contacting your school is best.)

You’ll need to decide whether to make your profile public or private.

A public profile, and most information in the profile, can be seen by any employer on Handshake and by your Career Services Center. (Note: There are some Handshake profile components, like GPA, that have their own privacy settings. So you can make your profile public, but your GPA private, for example). Your profile can’t be seen by other students or by Career Services Centers at other schools.

If you make your profile private, it can only be seen by you and your school’s Career Services Center.  

You can switch your privacy status at any time, from private to public or from public to private.

The more information you add to your profile, the easier it will be for employer to find you and to make good decisions about whether or not you might be a good fit for their job postings.

2. Upload a document. You’ll likely want to have a public resume available in Handshake for employers (and the Office of Career Services team) to see.

3. Take Handshake for a spin. Use the landing page, top search bar and filters to look for companies and jobs you’re interested in learning more about or applying to. Remember, you can always save your searches in Handshake so finding relevant employers and jobs will be easy.