Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting GVSU students & alumni to top employers and career resources, and employers to top GVSU candidates. Whether you are looking for an internship, a part-time job or to land in your first destination, Handshake can help! And the more you use Handshake, the smarter it gets. As the system gets to know your needs, it can deliver more current and relevant content directly to your feed. Check back often, as new opportunities are constantly being added.

A Note about Upcoming Changes to On-Campus Job Postings

GVSU is currently implementing the Workday system across campus. On-campus positions have been posted on Handshake in the past, but will be moved to Workday. This transition is ongoing, therefore for the beginning of the winter 2024 semester, it is possible that you will find on-campus opportunities posted in both Handshake and Workday.

After Workday is fully implemented, Handshake will continue to be used for off-campus opportunities, internships, post-graduate employment, career advising appointments, employer connections, and more.


Students & Alumni

All undergraduate and graduate students who have registered for classes should have a Handshake profile linked to their student email. Log in to Handshake using your GVSU network credentials.
**Seeking to start your first resume? Drop in to our CareerLab (in-person and virtual options)!

Log in to Handshake

As Lakers for a Lifetime, alumni continue to have access to the power of Handshake. Recent graduates can access Handshake by logging in with their GVSU network credentials. Alumni who do not find an existing Handshake profile associated with their email can follow these instructions to create a new Handshake profile.



Handshake offers employers the ability to post jobs, track applicants, schedule on-campus interviews and register for career fairs and events. Additionally, Handshake offers expanded recruitment potential:

  • Managing all your campuses with Handshake at no cost
  • Search for qualified student and alumni candidates
  • A mobile experience - update your job postings, view applicants, and more while on the go using Handshake's responsive design

Need additional help? Contact [email protected] or call (616) 331-6708.



Faculty/Staff can access Handshake to help in providing career advising to students you work with (viewing jobs and career events, etc). Faculty/staff accounts will be created upon request.

Page last modified February 21, 2024