Man holding a cell phone and woman typing on her computer at a table with a Handshake logo overlayo

Handshake is a comprehensive online career resource for CU Boulder alumni and your connection to all things career-related.

Log in to Handshake to:

  • Search for more job and internship opportunities than ever before.
  • Connect with more than 180,000 employers - including small, local businesses to large national & international organizations.
  • View CU Boulder Career Fairs, panels, and other industry-focused events.

  1. Go to boulder.joinhandshake.com, and click “Sign Up for an Account”
  2. Select the type of account you would like to create: “Student/Alumni”
  3. Select Register a New Account
  4. Fill in your information to create a new account then contact CU Boulder Career Services at 303-492-6541 if you are an Alumni to have your profile approved
  5. Complete your profile and start your job or internship search!

If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at 303-492-6541.

  1. Log in to Handshake.
  2. Start by clicking on Jobs and Internships on the left-hand navigation bar. You will be taken to the Job Postings page.  From here, there are various options available to view available jobs and narrow your search. See below for more information.
    1. To search for jobs using keywords, use the search box at the top of the page. Enter a few keywords and click Search. 
    2. You can then use the filters and create a saved search. If you are looking for a summer internship in a specific city, you can set these as filters in your search! 
    3. To sort the job listings, use the drop-down arrow next to Sort By: Relevancy button on the top right-hand corner. Click on the arrow. Select the basis for your sorted job list from the options provided.
    4. Click on the drop-down arrow just to the right of the criteria you’d like to filter. Options to select will appear. Select your options and click on Search at the top of the page. You may select as many options as you need.  Some criteria options, e.g. Label, Major, etc., are specific to your school and input by your career services center. 
    5. To save a custom search, simply select your filter options and perform your search.  Click on Save these filters.  Enter the name and description of your search and click Save. It will now appear under My Saved Filters. To view jobs based on one of your saved lists, click on that list from My Saved Filters. To learn more about Saved Searches read How do I save a search?
    6. You can also create a filter for "Favorited Jobs". If you favorite a group of jobs, you can return to the list at any point by clicking "My Favorite Jobs." From here, you can view your favorite jobs notifications.

Reneging on a Job Offer or Skipping an Interview (No-Show) Policy

Be sure to read our student and alumni policies before you renege on a job offer or change your mind on a scheduled interview. Need advice? Make an appointment with one of our career development advisors.