WELCOME TO HANDSHAKE, Career Services' new fast and powerful recruiting platform for University of Pennsylvania students, postdocs and alumni. Handshake uses cutting edge technology to help you more easily connect with employers and source jobs and internships, event information, and On-Campus Recruiting opportunities.
Employers can use Handshake as a recruitment tool, to identify qualified candidates for open positions and manage on-campus recruitment activities.
Note: Handshake is only for actively enrolled Penn students, current postdocs and past degree recipients in schools and programs served by Career Services. To confirm your eligibility, see here.
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Current Students, Penn Postdocs and Alumni
Log in to Handshake using your PennKey by clicking on this image from the Handshake log on page:
All current undergraduates, graduate students and Penn postdocs should know their PennKey, PLEASE DO NOT sign-in with your e-mail address.
If you are in need of a PennKey, alumni can visit here.
Attention current students! Click here for important information about how to choose your preferred e-mail in Handshake. DO NOT attempt to open a second account with your preferred e-mail, it will be rejected and could seriously delay getting your profile updated.
CHOP postdocs can access Handshake with their PennKey username and PennID number. If you do not have a PennKey and are a CHOP employee, you can request one here. If you already have a PennKey, but don't remember your Penn ID number, please contact the CHOP PennKey office.
ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS: When searching for job and internship opportunities, please keep in mind that employers are able to enter their own jobs into our system. You should use your own judgment when applying for opportunities found in Handshake. Please DO NOT give an employer your Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, or any other confidential information. A genuine employer should not request that information in the initial application. For example, from time to time imposters have represented themselves as being from a legitimate company, while in reality phishing for your personal information. No legitimate company would ask for your confidential information or would require you to handle a cash transaction prior to employment.
If you think a job posting seems suspicious, please bring it to our attention.
Penn Career Services tries to offer you a full range of actual job and internship opportunities, but we are not responsible for the legitimacy of the jobs posted or the employers using our system. For further information, please review our user agreement and terms and conditions.