Handshake_LogoHandshake is a social-media style job and internship board for undergraduates and young alumni. You can find the rules for our multi-prize contest below under 'Students/Alumni'.

The SEC is thrilled to add Handshake to the resources we offer students. The site will be live for students in August 2017.

Note: On June 30, 2017, iEngage will no longer be available.

Handshake aims to democratize access to opportunity by helping every college student find the right job for them, no matter where they go to school, what they're majoring in, or who they know.

Handshake is built to transform the recruiting experience for college students, career centers and employers connecting college students and young alumni to a comprehensive national network, all built on a fast, scalable, mobile infrastructure. Handshake's network gives students access to more career opportunities and insights, provides employers with more comprehensive and efficient access to talent, and gives colleges more tools to drive student engagement and increase student employment.


Current students can participate in our Handshake drawings. The entry period ends at midnight on Thursday, August 1.

If you complete one of the activities below, you'll be entered in a drawing for one of twenty $10 gift cards to the Whitman Bookstore. If you complete two, you'll also be entered in a drawing for one of ten $15 Taqueria gift cards. If you make it through three, your name will be included in an additional drawing for one of five $20 gift cards to Hot Poop. For those who finish all four tasks, the final drawing is for three professional swag bundles: a Handshake t-shirt, a set of fifty personalized business cards, an informational interview prep session and an actual informational interview with a community member in a field that interests you.

Here are the four activities:

  • Complete your profile (the progress bar will turn blue and read "Profile Level: On top of the world")
  • Upload your resume
  • Make an appointment (the appointment can be scheduled after the conclusion of this contest)
  • Take a picture with the Handshake chair (which will make an appearance at the Activities Fair) and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #whittieslovehandshake. Tag the Student Engagement Center to make it easier for us to find your photo!

How do I get started?

Look for an email (in your Whitman account) that arrived around August 1 from Handshake inviting you to complete your profile to log in and start browsing jobs and internships. If you cannot locate that email, use this link, click "Whitman College Sign On," and use your CAS credentials to log in. Note for incoming students: make sure you activate your Whitman account if you haven't already.

Off-Campus Employers
Creating an Account
To join Handshake, click the button above. If you already have Handshake, send Whitman College a request to connect. Once you confirm your email, you should be able to log in.

Job Posting
Click the blue "Post a Job" button. Please note that under "Duration," selecting "Temporal/Seasonal" allows you to include a timeframe for your position with any dates you choose.

On-Campus Employers
Creating an Account
More information to come.

Job Posting
Click the blue "Post a Job" button. Under "Job Type," please select "On Campus Student Employment."

Posting an Internship
We've compiled an Internship Description Template to help you communicate the responsibilities for your position.