Let the Career Connections Center help you find opportunities and connect you with employers! We can help you stand out above all the other applicants. We invite you to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Career Coach or drop-in. In the meantime, explore guides and examples for all things career, from resumes to Handshake to interviewing.


One of the most powerful tools available to students and alumni is Handshake, the largest online career connector for students and alumni in the nation. Over 500,000 employers are posting thousands of jobs every day.

Additionally, it's a great tool for connecting with companies on campus for career fairs, information sessions, networking events, or on-campus interviews. You can also learn about professional development opportunities that will help you become a Hi-Po candidate. Whether you’re looking for an internship, launching your first career, or looking to make a career change, Handshake is your go-to resource to take the next step.   


Current Students

The Career Connections Center sets you up with a Handshake account on your first day of school, and you’ll have access to it after graduation and throughout your career.  

  • If you've already logged in to your Handshake account before, just go to Handshake and log-in MSOE username and password to get to your account landing page. We encourage you to update your profile!
  • For first-time log in: Go to Handshake, and log-in with your MSOE username and password. Then follow the steps until you get to your account landing page. We encourage you to create your profile!


Your Handshake account is still active , but we’ll need to submit an Email Switch Request to the folks at Handshake, so you can get back into the system. Please email us with your email of choice, and you’ll receive a verification email from Handshake (usually within 24 hours). Just click on the link in the email, log in, and enter the email verification code to complete the process. Then you’ll be all set to schedule your in-person or phone meeting (please choose the alumni option), as well as see the companies coming to the next career fair.  

*** If you’re alumni who graduated pre-Handshake (2015), please get your new Alumni Email Address and register for your Handshake Account. It’s a fast and easy process.

For help with all things Handshake, visit their Help Center.