Handshake is the place that connects you, Longwood, and employers together. You’ll see jobs and internships posted specifically for students, and employers actively recruiting Longwood. 

Recruiters want to talk to you, and Handshake helps with that connection! Employers that are on Handshake message students with event invites, interview requests, and new job opportunities. The jobs on Handshake are meant for students like you, most jobs posted on Handshake require little to no experience, so you can get the work experience you need.

Create your Handshake profile and we’ll show you jobs that are a good fit for you. You can filter and search through job roles based on your interests, and discover new career possibilities. Best of all, Longwood partners with employers—bringing their best opportunities to campus and onto our platform just for you. The top employers—including all the Fortune 500—recruit students through Handshake, giving you access to jobs and internships not available anywhere else.

Did you know Handshake also has a mobile app? Check it out

Handshake FAQs for Students

How do I access Handshake?

Access Handshake here.  Sign in via your Lancer Net ID and Password.

We encourage you to complete your profile in order in order to get the job recommendations, messages, and events that matter to you.

What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?

Much of your information is brought over from the Student Information System, which comes straight from the Registrar. We recommend connecting with the Registrar's office to be sure your information is correct. For additional questions, please contact career@longwood.edu.

How do I find events and information sessions in Handshake?

Information sessions, career fairs and career workshops can be found by clicking "Events" at the top of the page or selecting “Events” on the tool bar in the middle of the page. Career fairs can be found by clicking "Fairs" at the top of the page.

Why should I use Handshake?

Handshake has job listings and employment opportunities (including internships) meant for new and recent graduates. Unlike other sites, like Indeed.com, the opportunities on Handshake are meant for people with less experience and work history, and the companies that post them are ready to interview someone for their first or second job. You won’t have to spend time sorting through job postings that require experience that you don’t yet have. 

How is Handshake different from LinkedIn?

Handshake is designed to connect you to employers looking for new, young talent. LinkedIn connects you to both people in your industry and in other areas in order to expand your networking and career connections. Both sites offer career development opportunities, but Handshake is more driven by active job seekers and LinkedIn is designed to supplement your in-person work life, regardless of where you are on your career path.