Welcome to Handshake!
Ohio State is excited to announce our new partnership with Handshake, a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake is replacing our current system, FutureLink. Handshake is a career-networking platform for Ohio State and recent graduates to connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors that are interested in recruiting Ohio State students.
All Ohio State Students and recent degree recipients are automatically granted an account; no registration is required. Click the link above to log in and start discovering the benefits the system offers you during your career development journey.
Benefits of Using Handshake
It’s Free and Convenient
This campus-based resource makes it easy to start the job or internship search. In addition, career services staff can assist you with questions and inquiries related to postings – no black hole of applications here. You can also stop by our office to get your questions answered.
Content customized for you
Build your profile; highlight your academic accomplishments, skills, and extracurricular activities and Handshake’s algorithms will display jobs, internships, upcoming events and other opportunities on your profile based on your listed experience, skills, and academic program.
Every employer account and job posting goes through filtering algorithms and is assigned a trust score based on employer activity on the platform, approval and declination at various schools, profile completeness, and more before review by Center staff before it is visible to students. We don’t think you should have to worry about money laundering scams and identity theft in addition to whether your resume looks good, your application is complete, or if you’re going to get an interview.
It’s designed for college students and recent grads
Many job boards host a broad range of postings, but opportunities posted in Handshake target current students and recent graduates, generally with no more than 1 year of career experience.
Employers are specifically seeking Ohio State students
Employers recruit here for many of the same reasons you likely decided to attend Ohio State – the outstanding quality of our academic programs, the amazing co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students, and the caliber of talent Ohio State attracts.
Check out all Handshake has to offer by logging in today!