Handshake Platform

Handshake is RIT’s preferred platform to connect our students with their future. Easily find the best co-ops, internships, and events to help accelerate your career forward.


Select the Login with RIT Computer Account and you will directed to your profile. You can login with your RIT email [@rit.edu] as well. You cannot use an outside mail account or your RIT Google email [@g.rit.edu]. Once logged in, you be prompted to set up a new password.

Please note: you need to be in SIS in order to successfully login to Handshake

Once logged in successfully, update your profile by selecting View Profile near your welcome message.

Basic background information will already be in your Handshake profile, provided by the Registrar office. Ensure all pre-loaded information is correct and up to date. Contact our office if you find an error in any of your profile data.

Upload a resume you want to the public to see to autofill a majority of data on your page. Customize your profile to match your interests, experience, and skills. The more information you add to your profile, the easier it will be for employers to find you for their job postings.

You can control who is able to view your profile. Go to "settings" and make your selections.

Your profile will be visible to employers, students, and alumni across all Handshake colleges and universities. You'll be able to message students and alumni who have similar interests or experiences.

Your profile will be visible to employers. You may receive messages about potential job opportunities. 

You'll be able to apply for jobs but won't get contacted by any employers. Your profile is viewable by the Office of Career Services staff. 


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 what Workshops, Career Fairs, Employer Info Session or Networking events are happening on campus.

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

Making an Appointment

You are able to request an appointment with your career services coordinator or a career counselor. Login to Handshake and select Career Center from the navigation, then Schedule a New Appointment, Choose an Appointment Type, then a date and time to meet. Then look for your appointment approval.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocal, all our appointments will be held online. Once your request is approved, expect a calendar invite from your career services coordinator or career counselor via BlueJeans or Zoom prior to your appointment time. 

Searching for Jobs

Find a co-op/internship for your major within a specific semester by selecting Jobs on the top tab. Filter through the different Job Types, Industries, and Majors. At the bottom of filters, you can find Labels for co-op at all different semesters. 

If you find an opportunity in Handshake that is not labeled “co-op - (term),” or outside of Handshake, run it past your career services coordinator or department to approve it before you apply -- you want to make sure it will qualify as co-op.


Check out if an employer has invited you to an interview on campus by selecting Jobs on the top tab. Under Applications, learn what stage your job application is in. Pending typically means it has yet to be reviewed. Primary means the employer is excited to meet with you. You can select your interview times within the application.

Under the On-Campus Interviews tab are all public interviews being held on campus by employers.