Handshake is your one-stop career platform that connects you with internships and jobs opportunities. It highlights Career Development Center and employer events that happen on-campus, off-campus, and virtually.

Students can use Handshake to:

  • create a profile with their past experiences and information
  • schedule (virtual) appointments with the Career Development Center Counselors
  • upload resume/cover letter and receive feedback from our staff
  • apply to jobs/internships
  • network with and connect to employers
  • learn more about upcoming events


All current WCU students have an account in Handshake. Sign on using Handshake. Login in using your WCU Network ID (e.g., AB654321@wcupa.edu).

Students: Getting Started on Handshake


No longer using your WCU login? Alumni are always able to create and request an account. Use the link below to register. Note, you can use any email address – it does not have to be your WCU account.

How Alumni Can Request to Access Handshake


Create your Handshake (link: https://joinhandshake.com/employers/) to post full-time, part-time, internship and post-graduate openings free of charge on the site as well as request interviews, attend our career fairs, and connect with WCU students and alumni.

If you already have a Handshake account, connect with West Chester University of Pennsylvania as a partner school.

Employers: Getting Start on Handshake