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! 

Alumni Access

Recent Alumni (One Year Out) 

To begin, visit the Handshake login page and click on the “UMSL Students: CLICK HERE” button and enter your microsoft 365 credentials (@umsystem.edu email address). No need to create a profile as 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.

Please contact us if you are unable to find your account.


Older Alumni Access

To begin, create a Handshake account by registering here. Enter your 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.