University at Albany
 

Handshake

You can use Handshake to:

  • Request an appointment
  • Search for jobs and internships
  • Look for events on campus

Instructions for creating a Handshake account:Student Login

Step 1: Select University at Albany Sign On, then enter your Net ID and password.

Step 2: Confirm your Handshake account through the email account you provided and follow the friendly pop-up modal to complete your profile. Note: your education, work experience, extracurriculars, projects, and skills can be completed later. By uploading your resume most of this information will be auto-filled by Handshake. Go User Settings under your first name (top right) click on the Documents tab then click on New Document to upload your documents (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, Work Sample, and Other). 

Step 3: Once you are logged in select your Profile in the left menu then select the Documents tab. Select Build Profile from Resume in order to have the data from your resume parsed. View Parsed Data to select which data you want added to your profile.

Creating a Handshake Account as an Alumnus

If you are a graduate of the university and would like to create a Handshake account

Step 1:
Create an account on Handshake register first

Step 2: Select Student/Alumni and complete the fill-in information. We recommend you use your professional or personal email account since your albany.edu email account will be deactivated after six months post graduation. Note: You can create an employer account as well using the same email address to sync both your alumni and employer under Handshake.

Step 3:
Confirm your Handshake account through the email account you provided and follow the friendly pop-up modal to complete your profile. Note: your education, work experience, extracurriculars, projects, and skills can be completed later. By uploading your resume most of this information will be auto-filled by Handshake. Go User Settings under your first name (top right) click on the Documents tab then click on New Document to upload your documents (Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, Work Sample, and Other). 

Step 4:
Once you are logged in select your Profile in the left menu then select the Documents tab. Select Build Profile from Resume in order to have the data from your resume parsed. View Parsed Data to select which data you want added to your profile.


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