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What is Handshake?

Every JMU student has a Handshake account, starting from the very first semester at JMU. Make sure to activate your Handshake account at your earliest convenience!

Handshake gives all JMU students access to:

  • Internships and job opportunities that employers specifically want to hire JMU students for
  • Career fairs, University Career Center workshops, and other events
  • Employer events, information sessions, and on-campus interviews
  • Appointments with JMU Career Advisors in University Career Center.
Who can use it?

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


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

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

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