Handshake Platform

Handshake is RIT’s preferred platform to connect our students and alumni with their future. Easily find the best jobs and events to help accelerate your career forward.

Log In

RIT alumni should have easy access signing in through their active RIT account. Handshake access is tied to an RIT email account, your student account will stay active up until 6 months after your status changes from student to alumni. If you have not remained active, go to start.rit.edu and click on the  ‘Alumni Access’ link to get a new email account. Then you can log in to your Handshake account using your username and your new "@rit.edu" email address. If you have issues accessing your Handshake account, contact our office.


On your Handshake welcome page, there will be a list of upcoming events that our office is hosting. You can also select Events in the top tab to see upcoming networking and Career Fairs events. Alumni are welcome to attend events.

Select the event that interest you to learn more details about the program. You can RSVP to events in the top right and will receive reminder notifications when the event is coming up.

Searching for Jobs

Full-time job opportunities are posted for alumni to access at the start of their career. In addition to opportunities you will find posted in Handshake, we recommend using additional job databases after five years in the industry. Select Jobs on the top tab to filter through different industries, functions, and employers.