Currently registered SIUC Students and Alumni are eligible. Only SIU students and alumni may participate in on-campus recruiting.
Why should I use Handshake?
Handshake users have the ability to explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities. The platform changes to your needs, pushing out customized information that is relevant and timely based on your career interests, experiences and major. Handshake is also where you will apply for jobs, see relevant career articles, sign up for events and workshops and access the on-campus recruiting program.
How do I access Handshake?
- Currently Registered Students: (1) visit the Handshake login page, (2) go to Salukinet and click on the Handshake option
On your profile page, click on the pencil icon next to the “School Year” field, and make your selection from the dropdown menu.
How do I add my GPA(s) to my profile?
The GPA fields are unlocked and you can add your departmental and cumulative GPAs to your profile. To do so, click on the pencil icon next to "Primary Education" (top right on your profile screen) and enter your data. Be sure to scroll down and click "save" before leaving the page. It may take a few minutes for your GPA(s) to show on your profile.
Why can't I add my minor(s)?
Handshake does not accommodate minors within the system. Minors may be incorporated in job search documents such as resumes or transcripts. Employers do not screen for candidates based on minor so this will not change your eligibility for any opportunity posted on Handshake.
I'm being blocked from applying for a job because of my qualifications (major, GPA...). What can I do?
Any eligible client who has access to Handshake can apply for any job in Handshake, regardless of qualifications. While no client is ever blocked from applying, you may not necessarily be fully qualified based on items such as major, GPA etc. However, you may see a system message that indicates you are missing a qualification. Please note that this will not stop you from submitting your application for any opportunity.
Can I save a search and have new results emailed to me?
You may save searches by going to the job posting module in Handshake. After selecting criteria, click on the “+” button next to “Saved Searches.” Name your saved search by giving it a title you will remember. Once it is saved, you can go back to it selecting “Saved Searches” and search for the title. Handshake provides a visual tutorial on how to save a search in their help module.
Unfortunately, no results can be emailed to you, but we encourage you to go into Handshake regularly to refresh the saved search.
How do I upload my transcript? Or a work sample?
When you apply for a posting that requires a transcript, click on “Apply Now” and select “Document Type” underneath the heading “Upload a Document.” You are able to identify your document as a transcript by selecting “transcript” on the document type picklist. Handshake does provide a visual tutorial on how to upload a document.
What if I have other questions?
For other Handshake-related questions visit Handshake's Help Center.