Handshake How-To

The how-to documents below were created to help provide more information on how students can get started in Handshake to search for off-campus opportunities. These documents will walk you through how to set up an account, the best ways to utilize handshake, how to present yourself to potential employers, and how to utilize the Handshake mobile app.

If you have any additional questions after reviewing these documents, please feel free to call us at (616) 331-3238 or email us at [email protected].

Searching for jobs on campus will look a little different for students starting January of 2024. GVSU has implemented the Workday system across campus which has replaced Handshake as your destination to search for on-campus employment. Handshake is still being used to search for off-campus opportunities and internships. More information, including training materials, can be found here.

Page last modified January 2, 2024