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Handshake is the ultimate career recruiting platform for students.

Finding a job and building a career can be daunting. Handshake is here to help.

Whether you're looking for an internship, full-time job or don't know where to begin, you can use Handshake to

  • discover employers and opportunities,
  • submit applications,
  • find career education resources, and
  • connect with alumni at Hampden-Sydney College events.

We're actively reaching out to our alumni and friends of the College to post opportunities in Handshake so you can make the most out of your H-SC connections.

Getting Started

We've already preloaded your profile to help you get started, but please log in and complete your profile. The more information we know about you, the better we can communicate with you specifically about internships and jobs in the field and location of your choice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access Handshake?

Sign in to Handshake with your Hampden-Sydney user ID and password. We encourage you to complete your profile in order in order to get the best job recommendations, messages, and events that matter to you.

How do I learn the new system?

Handshake has a number of tutorials and a great support team. Below are quick resources to help you get started with Handshake.

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

Much of your information is brought over from the our databases, 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

How do I find events and information sessions in Handshake?

Information sessions and career workshops can be found by clicking "Events" from the lefthand menu. Career fairs can be found by clicking "Fairs" from the lefthand menu.

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