Handshake Platform

Handshake connects our students with their future. Easily find co-ops, internships, and full-time jobs to help accelerate your career forward.


Students can log-in with their RIT email [@rit.edu] to gain free access to this job search platform. As RIT no longer has a partnership with the service, students will experience limited features.

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

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. 

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 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.