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Handshake is the ultimate recruiting platform for students! Handshake is where all types of employers put their greatest opportunities and look for UVA students. It's where you can find UVA career resources, apply for jobs, schedule appointments and register for career events.

  • Explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities.
  • Connect with great companies.
  • Learn about your career options.
  • Win at life. 

Handshake FAQs

For employer-related Handshake FAQs, please click here.

How do I access Handshake?

 You can access Handshake via the Career Center website (career.virginia.edu) or by going to virginia.joinhandshake.com. Sign in via your NetBadge. We encourage you to complete your profile in order to cut the clutter - get only the job recommendations, messages, and events that matter to you.

How do I learning the new system?

Handshake has a number of tutorials and a great support team.  You can start looking at the features as soon as today.

What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?

Much of your information is brought over from the Student Information System, which comes straight from the Registrar. We recommend connecting with the Registrar's office to be sure your information is correct in SIS. For additional questions, please contact handshake@virginia.edu.

How do I gain access to OGI positions in Handshake?

Students must complete the OGI orientation in order to have access to OGI jobs.

How do I sign up for a Career Community in Handshake?

Students may identify interest in one or more career communities by clicking "Career Interests" on the right hand side and completing their profile.

How do I safeguard my job search?

We strongly encourage you to review our tips on safeguarding your job search. It is very important for you to educate yourself about potential scams. If you suspect that a Handshake position is fraudulent, please send an e-mail to handshake@virginia.edu. If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job listing, please contact the local police as well.

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