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Get Noticed with Handshake

Handshake is an online platform that allows Georgia Southwestern students to search for local, regional, and national jobs and internships. Students are able to create a profile, personalize interests, and communicate with professionals.



Benefits of Using Handshake

Build your digital network to get discovered and find an intern or job that fits your needs. Handshake is the only platform connecting you, your school, and employers together.

  • Make real connections: Get one-on-one time with employers for a more personalized experience.
  • Personalize your account: Create your profile and discover jobs and internships tailored to your skills and interests.
  • Earn experience: Get the work experience you need to start the career the way you want.
  • Find your dream job: Employers are actively recruiting through Handshake now, including Fortune 500, startups, nonprofits, and more.

Profile Tips

When creating a Handshake account, be sure to complete all personal details such as professional experience, organizations, and any extracurriculars. Make sure to keep your profile current by updating information if you finish a class, join a club, solidify your grad date, or change your major.

Getting Started


Sign Up

Create your personalized Handshake account on


Explain Yourself

Showcase your interests, your studies, and what you're looking for. Upload your resume, and the platform will do the rest!



Handshake will match your skills and interests to show personalized full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships.



Receive messages, event invites, and new job opportunities from employers, your school, and other students.


Get Noticed

Store your resume and documents for instant access. Top employers will be able to message you directly about the roles you want. 


Prepare for Success

Quick apply with just two clicks! Receive latest job news and updates. Follow your favorite employers, and connect with other students. 

Employer Resources

Handshake is a free, comprehensive recruitment tool that enables employers to post job openings for part-time, full-time, and internship positions. GSW students and alumni can view and apply to all job and internship postings. Create a Handshake account today!

  • Create a Handshake User Account
  • Create a Handshake Company Profile
  • Connect Your Business with Georgia Southwestern and Students
  • Post Jobs and Internships

Find Employers

Students can search for employers within the dashboard and view employer pages. Interested in certain companies? Follow employers that may have jobs and internships to keep up with updates!