Reasons to Use Handshake

Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting GVSU students to jobs, internships, service learning/volunteer opportunities, career exploration tools, and so much more. Login into Handshake with your GVSU network credentials to take advantage of these great Handshake features.

Discover On/Off Campus Jobs

Handshake shares job recommendations based on your interests, major, and skills. Explore on- and off-campus jobs, work study opportunities, internships, and more!

Gain Volunteer/Service Experience

Find community engagement opportunities, non-profit internships, post-graduate service programs, and learn more about service-focused organizations.

Meet Your Career Advisor

Everyone has a career advisor - connect with yours by scheduling an appointment through Handshake. Career advisors help you prepare for student jobs, scholarships, internships, and plan for life after GVSU.

Connect with Classmates

Find and connect with students in your major or field of interest. Explore student profiles to see involvement with internships, jobs, and school organizations. Message them to learn more about their experiences.

Find Events/Activities

Use Handshake to search and register for professional development events, skills workshops, internship and career fairs, and interviews.

Explore Potential Employers

Search from THOUSANDS of employers who are hiring students in your field of interest, see what opportunities are available, find reviews from other students, and learn when they will be participating in campus activities.

Handshake is a one-stop resource used by the GVSU Career Center, Office of Student Employment and Community Service Learning Center. Visit these departments to learn more.


How to Make an Appointment with your Career Advisor

How to Complete your Profile

How to Search for and Apply to Jobs

How to Create a Saved Job Search

How to Upload a Document

How to Edit a Document