Handshake_LogoHandshake is a social-media style job and internship board for undergraduates and young alumni. 

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.

Built to transform the recruiting experience, Handshake connects college students and young alumni to a comprehensive national network of employers.

Current students

Visit and click 'Whitman College Sign On.'  Then, use your CAS (general Whitman) credentials to log in. 


Visit and put your personal (non-Whitman) email into the box and click 'Next.' On the following page, click 'I'm a student or Alumni.' Please do NOT use your .edu email address because Whitman removes student accounts after graduation. Then click 'Register a New Account' and fill out the information requested. 

For all alumni/student users

Please add your class year designation ('Alumni' as needed) by clicking your name in the upper right corner, selecting "Settings & Privacy," choosing a field from the "School Year" dropdown menu, and then clicking the green 'Save Update' button at the bottom of the page.  Without this information you will not be able to make appointments with Student Engagement Center staff. 

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
Click the button above and from the three options on the page, select 'Employer.'  Then you'll enter your name and Whitman email address and create a password.  Handshake will then ask you some questions that aren't necessarily relevant to on-campus jobs (it's designed for national recruiters) but you should still complete the questions so that you can set up your profile. 

Job Posting
Click the blue "Post a Job" button. Under "Job Type," please select "On Campus Student Employment."  Choose your office's division from the pulldown list so it's coded correctly.  If you check 'Work Study,' only work-study eligible students will be able to see your position.  

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