What is Handshake?

Handshake is the University of Portland’s new career portal. It personalizes career recommendations based on student’s interests and connections.  

Handshake provides employers the ability to:

  • Connect with 350+ colleges nationwide with one account -- that’s over 6 MILLION students and alumni!
  • Narrow down applicants to find the best fit through advanced filters on a customizable interface.
  • Navigate a sleek, user-friendly job portal and access 24-hour support.
  • Sign up for campus events like career fairs, on-campus interviews, and more!

For technical support, select Contact Support from the Help menu and create a ticket. Additionally, for employers they have a helpful knowledgebase here and training videos here

Hire a Pilot:

  • To create an employer account on Handshake, click here.
  • To post a job on Handshake, click here. 

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