Handshake

Learn how students, employers, and alumni can use Handshake, your ultimate resource for all things career.

  • Students
    Handshake is your one stop shop for all things career! Schedule appointments, register for events, and search for internships and jobs! Login with your myBerea network username and password.
  • Employers

    One of the best ways to connect and let Berea students and recent graduates know that you’re searching for top talent is to get plugged in via Handshake, our free career management platform used by over 1000 colleges and universities nationwide. Once registered, you can post your full-time and internship opportunities there, students can easily search for them, and our office can send them to targeted groups of students (and helpful faculty/staff), which can help find you the most appropriate applicants, based on what you’re looking for (and you can easily update your postings each year!). You can also search student resumes, register for upcoming career fairs/events, request on-campus interviews, and continue to build your brand with students.

    Our staff is always on hand to provide extra support when using Handshake, so please contact us at 859-985-3656 or email us (internships@berea.edu or careerdevelopment@berea.edu) if you require any assistance!

    Handshake Resources & More Information:

    Handshake Help Center: Employers
    Getting Started with Handshake
    How to Post a Job & Additional Job Posting Resources
    Handshake Blog: Employers
    Promoting Your Internship Opportunities

  • Alumni

    Looking to recruit current Berea students for open internship or full-time positions with your current employer?

    Handshake is used by institutions nationwide and by thousands of companies for recruiting. See the employers section above for more information and resources.

    Searching for career opportunities yourself?

    Handshake can connect you to job opportunities based on your interests, profile, and search activity. It works a little like Netflix or Amazon – the more you use it and let it know what you’re looking for (by filling out your profile, uploading your resume information, etc.), the more relevant and intuitive its suggestions will be, which means the more useful to you it will be! Through Handshake, you can sign up for events and workshops available to Alumni, search and apply for jobs, explore companies, manage your networking connections, and access valuable resources only available to current students and alumni provided by Internships & Career Development.

    Recent Graduates

    If you’re a recent graduate (Fall 2017 or later), you are likely already familiar with Handshake! Shortly following graduation, your existing Handshake account will automatically be transferred to an Alumni account (no need to register for a new one). Login using your student email address (berea.edu) and your password. If you’d like to use a different email address (such as your new bereaalumni.org email or another account such as Gmail), you can opt to change your email address and password once you log in. If you need assistance, email Sara Cornett or Amelia Gardiner.

    Graduates before Fall 2017

    If you’d like to sign up for a Student (Alumni) Handshake account and/or for an Employer Handshake account, you can register here, email Sara Cornett or Amelia Gardiner or call 859-985-3656.