Handshake Access Details

Handshake is a powerful recruiting platform enabling students and alumni to connect with employers, both domestic and international, for their next incredible internship or employment opportunity!  Read on for information on how to connect.

  • Degree-seeking UW Seattle and Bothell students:
    • Students registered for the current quarter can login to their Handshake accounts at uw.joinhandshake.com using their UWNetID credentials
  • UW Seattle & Bothell Alumni:
    • If you have never had a Handshake account, you may request an alumni account by completing and submitting the Alumni Free Handshake Access webform.
    • If you already have a Handshake account and would like to update the email address associated with that account, you can do so by adding an additional email address to your account and marking that as your primary email address. Find detailed instructions here, and if you have questions, email handshake@uw.edu.
  • UW Tacoma students and alumni:
    • Contact tcareer@uw.edu for further information about the UW Tacoma Handshake platform.
  • UW Certificate and non-matriculated students:
    Request Handshake access
    for a nominal quarterly fee.

  • If you have a Disability and rely on a screen reader or the keyboard for access to your computer, you will experience difficulty using this application. As the University works with Handshake to improve accessibility, please contact handshake@uw.edu for assistance in navigating and using this application. A member of our team will respond within 2 business days to assist you.

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Have questions about using Handshake?

Questions or trouble accessing the system even after following the steps above? Contact handshake@uw.edu for assistance