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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log on to Handshake? Use your WSU credentials! If you run into any issues, email

What if I am a new or transfer student? Your account should be created soon after you are registered for classes, but if you are unable to sign in using your WSU email and password, email to get an account set up.

Do WSU alumni still have access to Handshake? Yes! Sometimes accounts get archived, but all WSU graduates retain access to Handshake post-graduation as it is a great way to find full-time positions.

Why should I use Handshake when I have a LinkedIn, Indeed, etc.? Employers intentionally connect with WSU on Handshake, looking for Cougs and college students! We recommend taking advantage of connections WSU has made and using ALL of the resources available for your job search. Handshake also connects you to employer events and events employers attend on campus–get in that face time with employers!

For other questions about Handshake Access, email

Featured Articles

Three Fast Job Tips for WSU Graduate Students

Hey graduates! Summer is here, but are you looking for your next on-campus opportunity or maybe even off-campus part-time work? Are you ready to find a full-time post-graduate position after completing your thesis or Ph.D? Here are three tips to …

By Aimee Tejeda Lunn
Aimee Tejeda Lunn Employer Relations Manager
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Handshake Tips for International Students

Are you an international student looking for part- or full-time employment? Watch this short video to learn how to check if employers are open to OPT/CPT or willing to sponsor U.S. Work Visas.

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Drop-In Advising for the Summer

Happy summer, Cougs! To best serve your needs this summer, we will not offer drop-in academic and career advising from Monday, May 6, through Friday, August 9. We will still be available to connect with you during regular business hours, …

By Amanda Morgan
Amanda Morgan Associate Director
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Professional Attire Guide

Here is a video from Candid Career about Business Formal, Business Casual, and work attire according to occasion. If you’re headed to the Cougar Closet, check out this resource beforehand!

Dress For Success

By McKenzie Godfrey
McKenzie Godfrey Student Employment Coordinator
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12 strategies for acing your first job interview.

Although some employers like Amazon have stopped interviewing candidates for some jobs such as package handler, the reality is that virtually all candidates for virtually all jobs are interviewed by recruiters, hiring managers, and others.

Some interviewers are well-trained. Sadly, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Featured Resources

CORA (Court Opportunity Recruitment for All)

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) provides a centralized application to find out about state level court opportunities! Use …

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