Getting Started with Handshake


Handshake is the online career management system we provide to all undergraduates, graduate students and alumni free of charge. Handshake contains internship and job postings, information about on-campus interviews, event information, helpful resources and more. It is also how you can make appointments with advisers at Career Services. 


All current undergraduate and graduate students have a pre-established account. To access your account, you must log in through the Central Authentication System (CAS) using your netID and password. For assistance, check out the Handshake Help Center.


To set up an account, alumni must register here. For instructions on how to set-up your alumni account once it has been activated, please visit this page


Information in the external pages that Handshake links to come from a variety of sources. Career Services provides these links only as a convenience. When conducting a job search, it is the responsibility of each individual to research the integrity of the organizations to which one is applying. The individual is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization and when supplying personal information through the Internet. Princeton University and the Office of Career Services do not author, edit, or monitor outside pages and therefore cannot assume responsibility for their content.

Princeton University advises site visitors to read the privacy policies of any third-party sites accessed through Handshake. Princeton University does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants or documentation referenced on this site. Any mention of vendors, products or services is for informational purposes only.