Find Your Dream Job

Accessing Handshake

To access or create your account, log on to Handshake (Please note: IUP alumni lose access to their student email address and SSO (Single Sign-On) access within 60 days after graduation, so you will need to use your personal email address. Do not use the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Sign-On link.

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address on Handshake. Once you have confirmed your account, you will need to complete your profile.

Completing Your Profile

This information is very important. Your profile provides the criteria by which employers search for potential employees. When you log in for the first time, you will be prompted to create a profile and upload your résumé into the system. The more complete your profile is filled out, the better we will be able to assist you and the better Handshake will be able to populate your news feed with opportunities that matter to you. Important: Upon initial login, you have the option to share your profile information with employers by selecting or deselecting the checkbox under the “Yes, I want employers to be able to find and view my profile” area. Handshake will default to a public profile unless you select otherwise.

Select My Profile from the left-hand navigation bar to add or edit profile information or documents. You can add résumés, cover letters, and other application materials (as well as build your profile directly from your uploaded résumé) from the Documents tab by selecting New Document. To decide how you want Handshake to communicate important information to you (via Handshake notifications and/or emails), select the Account tab and then navigate to Notification Preferences. Access your calendar, messages, and notifications by selecting the corresponding icons in upper right-hand corner. You can export your calendar by navigating to your Account Information and copying the export link. Your calendar will automatically be updated when Handshake is updated.

Your IUP Handshake home page will list important upcoming events, as well as current jobs employers have posted on the Handshake system.

Searching Employers

With more than 10,000 employers in this database, this section is a great resource to identify companies that interest you.

To Search Companies:

Select Search Employers from the left-hand navigation bar. Fill in the search criteria to narrow down your employer search, or search by employer type, size, and/or location. Click on the organization name to view specific information about the company, including profile, address and contact information.

Searching for Jobs and Internships

Select Jobs & Internships from the left-hand navigation bar. Fill in the search criteria to narrow down your search, or simply view all current jobs without entering any search criteria. You can save your search criteria by clicking the “+” symbol at the top of the page and adding a description of your saved search. You can then easily repeat the search again by selecting Saved Searches in the future. Click on a position title to see the specifics of the position and how to apply. You can also select Follow Job at the top to receive additional updates about the position.