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Handshake is a modern, sleek, online career resource for students and alumni to:

  • Explore thousands of available jobs and internships, organized in collections based on your interests
  • Quickly build a profile that helps employers search for qualified students and alumni
  • Track event and application deadlines to plan ahead and put your best foot forward
  • Schedule on-campus interviews
  • Connect with employers at recruiting events
  • Build your confidence and career readiness by engaging in professional development workshops and resources


Current students visit Enter your LSUS email address and claim the account that we've created for you. The advantage of activating your account is that many of your student-connected information (like PROGRAM OF STUDY, CLASSIFICATION, and GPA) will already be loaded into your profile. After you've activitated your account, fill out your profile, upload a resume, and take Handshake for a spin!

Alumni receive free access to Handshake and all other resources offered through Career Services. Alumni should request an account using their personal email address and wait up to 48 business hours while we verify your status as an alumn.

Looking for help? Handshake offers self-guided tutorials, available on their website.

LSUS Career Services works very hard to keep fraudulent postings off Handshake by vetting and researching all companies and postings that come through the site. If common suspicious features, or "red flags" arise, we make a decision about whether or not to allow the employer or role to affiliate with us. In addition to the precautions we take, you also should research suspicious companies or postings in order to make fully informed decisions about pursuing an opportunity, whether you find it on Handshake or on your own.

To avoid scammers who appear to pose as legitimate employers with legitimate jobs, practice these precautionary measures:

  • Verify the opportunity by contacting the actual business that posted the job. Consider going through the Better Business Bureau.
  • Be suspicious when the job posting does not have an application or interview process, is described as "running errands," or asks you to purchase gift cards.
  • If you think you see something suspicious on Handshake, contact Career Services ( so that we can delete the posting.

For more information about avoiding internet scams, read Ten Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud, courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission. Also, review this list of common red flags connected to job postings from our counterparts in Baton Rouge, the LSU Olinde Career Center.

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