Handshake is the main online job board at Simmons. Maintained by the CEC, it offers all Simmons students and alumnae/i access to full-time jobs, part-time jobs, internships, summer jobs, volunteer opportunities, fellowships, and related career and event information. By creating your personal profile on Handshake, you will have access to the following:

  • Hundreds of active jobs posted to the site for Simmons students and alums. The searchable database includes openings from local, national, and international employers.
  • Favorite employers that allow you to receive automated e-mails with recently posted jobs and other notifications
  • A repository where you can post your resumes, cover letters, and writing samples
  • Announcements and information on forthcoming career events, such as career fairs, and workshops, and the ability to RSVP for each event

...and much more!

Creating a Handshake Profile

To gain alumnae/i access to Handshake if you do not already have a profile, please go From there:

  • Enter your personal (non-Simmons) email address
  • Select "I'm a Student or Alumni"
  • Click on "Register a New Account"
  • Complete the fields on the screen, accept the terms of service, and click "Submit"
  • You will be instructed to confirm your email. Go to your email inbox, select the email from Handshake, and click "Confirm Email"
  • You will be redirected back to Handshake, where you will need to log in using your email and password.
  • Complete the profile set-up information, including where you would like to work, fields of interest, skills, organizations, and work/volunteer experience. Click "Launch"
  • Your profile will be created, and you will be notified that your access is pending. Once a system administrator verifies your alumnae/i status and approves your profile, you will be notified via e-mail and gain full access to Handshake

Logging In to Handshake

Log In to Handshake

Once logged in, you can edit your profile in Handshake, search for jobs, view upcoming on-campus career events, favorite employers, post your resume and cover letters, and much more.

For more information on Handshake, click here