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  • Current Students & Recent Alumni: Sign in with your CMU Global ID and Password 
  • Prospective Students & Alumni without CMU Global ID: Call 989-774-3068 to set-up an account


Launched in 2014, Handshake is now the ultimate career network for college students and alumni. The system makes it easy for any student to find the right job. Handshake has transformed the recruiting experience for students, recruiters and career centers. Founded in Houghton, Michigan by three former Michigan Tech students, Handshake is now headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Information that you find in "Handshake" is specific to CMU based on opportunities that Career Services receives directly from employers who are looking to Hire a Chip! If you have any issues with Handshake, please call our office at 989-774-3068 for assistance.

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* Your personal dashboard that adapts based on your interactions with the system.


* Job, Internship and Employer Search

* Applying to Positions & Securing Interviews with Employers


* Networking Events, Career Fairs & Managing Your Calendar


* Scheduling Appointments with Career Services (Career Coach & Mock Interview)

* Career "Planning" Section filled with a variety of resources

* CMU Career Services Resource Library (Think "Pinterest" for Career Resources)

* Journaling & Taking Notes


* Public Profile Employers can View (similar to LinkedIn)

* "Help" dropdown menu feature once signed in

* "Career Interests" Profile that system adapts to