Whether you’re ready to hit the job market, or just exploring your options as a first-year student, Handshake is a must-have for every L&S student. With Handshake you can:

  • Browse and register for career fairs and events
  • Explore thousands of jobs and internships from 200,000+ employers nationwide
  • Get personalized recommendations based on your major, interests and more
  • Manage your own campus interviews with top employers

Get Started

Set Up Your Account

We’ve preloaded your profile to get you started. Your profile’s default setting is set to “hidden.” Employers, alumni, and students won’t be able to see anything until you choose to unhide it.

  1. Read the Student Terms of Use.
  2. Visit wisc.joinhandshake.com.
  3. Activate your account by clicking the blue button or entering your wisc.edu email address.
  4. Complete your profile and start exploring!

Help & Support

Looking for more help getting started? Check out these resources, or contact us: successworks@ls.wisc.edu, or 608-262-3921.

2 Minute Training Videos

Student Help Center

Learn how to find jobs & internships on Handshake by career interest label.

Handshake Student Use Policies

When you schedule an interview or accept a position offer from an employer, it’s important to honor your commitment, and not rescind. Failure to follow-through on an interview or accepted offer may hurt your standing with employers in the future, and may result in the loss of Handshake account access for a period of time.

Read the Full Campus Policy for Student Use of Handshake