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Handshake is a free, online job and internship database that offers recruiting services for students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff. Some of the great services available through Handshake include: internship and job search, resume databases, on-campus recruiting, career event registration and more.



Students use their Towson University NetID and password to log in to Handshake. If you do not know your NetID or password, please contact Student Computing Services at or 410-704-5151. You also can read the Student FAQs for more information.



To create a Handshake account, please visit the employer login page. Complete the required fields, and create a username and password. You will need your username and password to access your account in the future. For more information, please see the Employer FAQs.


Opening a Handshake student account will allow faculty/staff to advise students looking for internships and jobs. To open a Handshake student account, please see the Faculty/Staff FAQs. If you would like to use Handshake to hire a student, you will need to create a separate Handshake employer account.