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The transition to Handshake embodied an innovative approach in the continuing evolution of our Career Center office. With the Handshake application, we will deliver the ultimate experience in the services we provide to our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and you, the employers who make the decision to recruit here at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The summer of 2018, we opted to migrate to a system that would help address those challenges and improve the overall quality and efficiency of your use of Career Connection. After our team reviewed several other systems, we choose the Handshake application because of its robust and state of the art technology. We believe our students, alumni and employers would agree we made the right decision after the first use with Handshake. The criteria we looked at is as follows:

  • It is easy of use, intuitive interface.
  • Boasts a clean, modern, State of the art and simple design
  • The search tools in Handshake are powerful and offer you the ability to pinpoint and build candidate pools quickly and easily.
  • Communication tools in Handshake will allow you to continue to message our students directly, but added simple data points will allow you to send messages to specific students at your convenience.
  • Reporting tools are very powerful in a dashboard format improved over what was previously available in our old system.  

Are you looking for employers log in link? 

  • Log-in today to get started! 
  •  Handshake step by step Instructions Video below:  
(956) 665-2243

What employers need to do to setup an an employer account?