Handshake for Students

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What is Handshake?

 Handshake is the online career management system for students of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, Co-op, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

  • Upload a resume and complete your online career profile
  • Allow your online career profile and resume to be viewable by employers
  • Keep track of your appointments with Career Center in one location
  • Learn which employers are attending upcoming Career & Internship Fairs
  • View upcoming local and on-campus career events
  • Research contact information for local and national employers
  • Search for and apply to open positions

Who is eligible to use Handshake?

  • Only current UTRGV students and alumni can access Handshake
  • All current UTRGV students have access to Handshake
  • All active UTRGV Students who are enrolled have an account created for them at the start of each semester.
  • To access your account for the first time, log in to my UTRGV located the application section, choose the option Icon (Handshake). This will log you into Handshake automatically.
  • Check out our Handshake Quick Guide-( Coming Soon)
How can you get help with Handshake?
  • Contact Career Center for assistance with Handshake!
  • Call: (956) 665-2243 or (956) 882-5627
  • Email: Handshake@utrgv.edu

 UTRGV Alumni

  • Both legacy institutions UTB/TSC and UTPA alumni can gain access to handshake by sending an email to Handshake@utrgv.edu  requesting access to handshake.
  • Please provide the following information in order to process your request:
    • Full Name,Local Address,Student ID and Month and year you Graduated from either UTRGV or  one of our legacy institutions

 How to apply for a job on and off campus in Handshake?

 How to schedule an On-Campus appointment with Handshake?