SJSU Handshake for Alumni

Alumni who graduated within the last year can continue to access Handshake free of charge. Alumni who graduated more than 1 year ago can access Handshake via a Career Center Membership.

Getting Started

  1. Access SJSU Handshake
  2. Select “Sign in with your email address” below the SJSU Sign On button
  3. Enter your email address and select next
  4. Select “Log in using your Handshake credentials”
  5. Enter a password (or select “Forgot your password?” to reset it)
  6. Start using Handshake!

Tips for Success

Fill out your profile completely.

This ensures that recruiters will be able to quickly screen your qualifications. Note: work experience will be automatically placed in reverse chronological order.

Create efficient searches.

Job postings are targeted to groups of related majors, so search for jobs under major groups that commonly fit in your interested career fields. You can also select Match All Employer Preferences to narrow down positions for which you are most qualified.

Customize your News Feed for relevant opportunities.

Follow specific companies by selecting Jobs on the top menu and then Employers. Select your search criteria, select your desired employer, and select Favorite Employer at the top.

Handshake Support

Visit Handshake’s Student & Alumni Help Center for additional support and FAQs.