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Handshake Career Platform

Handshake is our career platform that offers more jobs, over 250,000 employers, and a personalized experience for our students and alumni.
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BT Career Services uses Handshake as their career platform that helps students and alumni connect with employers to find the right internship or job for them. On Handshake, students are able to create profiles that have their skills listed and academic accomplishments, making them more accessible to employers. Students also have the ability to view companies of interest and post reviews on past internship experiences on the company’s Handshake profile page. This page will show you how to get started and tutorials on how to use handshake to assist you along your career path.


Getting Started

How to Activate Your Handshake Account:

STEP 1:​From your BT email account​, go to Google APPS and click the Handshake
STEP 2:From the Handshake homepage you can fill out​ your student profile

Trouble Accessing Your Handshake Account???

  • If your SSO (Single Sign On) does not work, you may use the external link​ and select
    Student/Alum: ​
  • An email will be sent to verify your account. PLEASE ACCEPT and READthe Terms and Conditions​ onHandshake

5 Steps for Building Your Handshake Profile

1. Upload Your Documents

  • You can upload resumes, cover letters, certificates and other professional documents toHandshake. (NOTE: Handshake will ONLY accept PDF and DOC files)
  • To upload a document, go to: My Profile -> Manage Documents Upload Document screen view

2. Build your Resume!

Build resume screen view

3. Showcase Coursework and Projects

Manage profile instructional view

4. Make Your Profile Public to Employers on the right hand side of Student Profile,Handshake will indicate if your profile is privateand cannot be seen by Employers.

Click on Make Profile Public​ for Employers toview your completed Handshake Profile whenyou apply for job/internship opportunities.

Publication of profile instructional view


5. Search for Jobs and Internships

For more information and technicalhelp here is the Student/AlumHandshake Help Link:

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Here are some links from the Handshake Help Center that could help out a lot: