Handshake For Students & Alumni (New Grads)

Access your handshake account

Welcome to Handshake!

Handshake allows you to search for jobs and internships, search for employers, and update your profile with career-related information to stand out to recruiters. Below is information on Handshake and different tools to best help with student and alumni implementation. Visit the Handshake Help Center for a Summary of Handshake Tools and Resources, and explore the many flyers and training videos to gain a better understanding of this platform. Visit the Handshake Student Resource for more detailed information about accessing the Handshake platform.



Current Students / New Graduates

Any student with a "@geneseo.edu" email already has a Handshake account. New graduates will retain your Geneseo email for 6 months (2020 Graduates: 1 yr).

Login using your Geneseo email, then click "forgot password" to prompt an email where you can personalize your password. Current students MUST use a geneseo.edu email. New graduates can manage personal email address preference from the accounts tab (upper right corner).


Meet with a Career Advisor

Group appointments are also offered daily. Sign up via Handshake Events tab. If you are unable to schedule online, please call 585-245-5721 or email our office.

  Handshake for Alumni/ New Graduates

Alumni (yes, that means you new graduates!) can access Handshake by using your Geneseo email credentials or the preferred email you listed on the Graduation Student Survey. For Knights that graduated prior to 2018 please see this tutorial to request access to Handshake. If you are unable to remember your credentials or need assistance, please contact Career Development at careers@geneseo.edu or (585) 245-5721.

Career Development Account Registration

You must be a SUNY Geneseo graduate to be eligible for free job listing and resume posting with a Career Development account.

All alumni fill out a new contact form when you registered to graduate. The personal email address you listed on the graduation form is your new username. If you do not know which email you used please submit, the Career Development Account Registration, please allow three business days to receive an e-mail with your Career Development account login information.

If you have any questions please contact us at  Careers@geneseo.edu or call 585-245-5721.

Benefits of  using a SUNY Geneseo Handshake account include:
  • Search for jobs/internships and have updates automatically emailed to you
  • Post your resume so that employers can find you
  • Find contact information for hundreds of companies and recruiters
  • Receive special announcements about Career Service events and activities