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What is Handshake?

Handshake gives JMU students access to:

  • Internships and job opportunities
  • Career fairs, University Career Center workshops, and other events
  • On-campus interviews
  • Employer events and information sessions, and
  • Appointments with JMU Career Advisors in University Career Center.

Just like how Canvas is a crucial platform for academic purposes, Handshake is essential for all JMU students' career preparation needs.

More info: Read the most common questions about finding a job on Handshake.

Who can use it?
  • Students from all majors can find over 200,000 job & internship opportunities listed.
  • Alumni have access to all of Handshake for 2 years post-graduation, with many features available for a lifetime.
  • Faculty can contact their  University Career Center liaison for information about using Handshake in the classroom.
  • Employers can visit our Post Jobs and Internships page for information on advertising positions.

Self-guided tutorials are available on the Handshake website for:


Contact us at handshake@jmu.edu. For questions regarding our Position statement about campus recruiting & job postings by employers, check out our Job and Internship page.

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