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Handshake

Handshake

Mason's source for on-campus jobs, internships, employment advice, and career fair details!

 

Login Instructions and Account Information

Current Undergrad and Graduate Students

(1) Your Handshake account has already been created. To log in to your account select the blue button on the Handshake website (button highlighted in red below).

DO NOT select to 'Sign up for an Account' OR 'sign in with your email address'. Mason students are required to sign in with their Mason NetID and password - view (2) below.

 

Mason students login to Handshake button

 

(2) You will be redirected to enter your Mason NetID and password (view image of site below):

 

Log in to Handshake - Mason Authentication

 

NOTE: Mason students are required to use their NetID and password to access their Handshake account. Account requests created by students on the Handshake website will be rejected.

Review the Handshake Student / Alumni Help Center for resources and videos to help you get the most out of Handshake.

Mason Alumni (May 2018 graduates)

Follow the login instructions for "Current Undergrad and Graduate Students".

NOTE: DO NOT select the option to "Sign up for an Account" on the Handshake log in page. Alumni are required to use their Mason NetID and password to login and access their Handshake account. Account requests created by alumni on the Handshake website will be rejected.

Mason Alumni (2017 graduates and earlier)

Alumni who graduated in 2017 or earlier need to request access to Handshake. Please email careers@gmu.edu with your name, year of graduation, NetID, G#, and email address to request access.

NOTE: DO NOT select the option to "Sign up for an Account" on the Handshake log in page. Account requests created by alumni on the Handshake website will be rejected.

Students Enrolled in Continuing Education and Non-degree Programs

Handshake accounts are available to Mason students who are matriculated in degree seeking programs of study. Students enrolled in continuing education / certificate programs or who have non-degree status are not eligible for a Handshake account, but all Mason students have access to Career Shift.

Employers

Login to Handshake using your email address and Handshake password.

For help getting started review the Handshake Help Center for Employers.

Faculty

There is no faculty/staff account option available in Handshake.

For an overview of the system and the exciting features for you to share with students please review the Handshake Overview for Faculty (PPT)

NOTE: DO NOT select the option to "Sign up for an Account" on the Handshake log in page. New user account requests created on the Handshake website will be rejected.

Student Resumes

Resume Approval

Based on employer feedback about the quality of student resumes, University Career Services has implemented a resume approval standard to help students present themselves in the best way possible. Once submitted, it can take up to 48 business hours for your resume to be approved. Once your first resume is approved, all future documents will be automatically approved.

When approving resumes in Handshake, we look for:

  • Information about George Mason University in your education section (for incoming and enrolled students)

  • Sufficient contact information including name, phone number, and email address

  • Sufficient descriptions in Experience section (e.g., including your job title, the organization's name and location, the month/year-month/year you were employed, and a short summary of your responsibilities and accomplishments)

  • Consistent and professional formatting

  • Content free of spelling or grammatical errors

  • No use of first person pronouns

  • No inclusion of inappropriate personal information (e.g., age, marital status, social security number, parent’s name, race/skin color, birthday, photo)

Need help with your resume?

Visit Career Services during Drop-in Hours or Make an Appointment to tailor your resume for a job/internship search.