Welcome to Handshake! 

Handshake is a FREE employment website that connects talented student and alumni job seekers to employers looking to recruit interns, part-time, and full-time hires. 

How To Use Handshake 

Visit the Handshake Help Center to learn how to register a profile, search job postings, upload documents, RSVP to career events, and more! 


Current Student Registration 

To begin, visit the Handshake login page and click on the “UMSL Students: CLICK HERE” button and enter your microsoft 365 credentials. A partial profile has already been created for you! Review and complete any remaining fields on your profile and upload a résumé to the site. Once completed, you may begin applying for jobs. 


Alumni Registration 

Recent Alumni (One Year Out) 
To begin, claim your Handshake account by visiting the Handshake login page.  To authenticate your alumni status, please be aware that you must use your Microsoft 365 credentials. Click on the “UMSL Students: CLICK HERE” button and enter your Microsoft 365 credentials.

Older Alumni  
To begin, create a Handshake account by registering here. Enter your mail.umsl.edu email address and complete the steps to connect to UMSL Career Services.  A staff member will contact you by email within 3-5 business days to verify your alumni status. You will be asked to provide your full name, Student ID, graduation date and hometown. If you cannot recall your 8-digit Student ID, please call the Office of the University Registrar for assistance at 314-516-5545. 



The University of Missouri-St. Louis Office of Career Services makes no particular recommendations regarding employers.  We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by the office.  Career Services is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment.  Due to the volume of jobs received by this office, we are unable to research the integrity of each organization or person that lists a job with us.  It is your responsibility to investigate these opportunities.