Handshake is the premier platform for UC Berkeley students to find jobs and career resources. Students can find opportunities on and off campus, part and full time, and work-study positions. Students can also schedule career counseling appointments, engage with employers, access event information, and much more through Handshake.
Employers can use Handshake to post jobs, info sessions, and attend events. They can receive support from Berkeley Career Engagement staff on posting any of these after registering and being approved in the system. Employers can also engage with students through the platform.
Who Has Access?
For students, please refer to our eligibility guidelines for up-to-date information.
For employers looking to register, Handshake offers a thorough article describing how to register and get started. Make sure you select University of California Berkeley as one of your schools. Once you’ve requested to connect with Berkeley it can take up to 3-5 days to approve your account.
When will incoming students get access to Handshake?
If you are a new eligible graduate student, your Handshake account will be created the first week of June, as long as you’re eligible to enroll in classes..
If you are a new undergraduate student, your Handshake account will be created the first week of July, as long as you’re eligible to enroll in classes.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to create a new account, as this will slow the process down. You will receive an automated invite to the system once you have been added.
How do I access Handshake?
Currently registered students & recent alumni: visit the Handshake login page and use the CalNet login option.
Alumni up to 5 years post-graduation: please visit the Alumni Eligibility page for access information.
Degree verification students: visit the Handshake login page, and click on the link that reads “You can also sign in with your email address” that appears below the blue box with the CalNet login link, then input the email address associated with your account.
Postdoc/Visiting Scholar & Visiting Student Researcher: visit the Handshake login page, and click on the link that reads “You can also sign in with your email address” that appears below the blue box with the CalNet login link, then input the email address associated with your account.
Contact us at Berkeley Career Engagement if you have any troubles logging in.