WHAT IS HANDSHAKE?
Handshake is the Center for Career and Professional Development’s career management platform that includes career development resources and a job and internship database. Through Handshake, students and alumni have lifelong access to internships and jobs targeted at Valparaiso University students & alumni, as well as career and job search resources.
HOW DO I LOG IN?
Current students already have an account. Click here to log in with your DataVU information (e.g. Jane Doe’s login: jdoe, password: ilovevalpo123). Alumni, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an account created.
HOW DO I USE IT?
After you log into your account for the first time, you will be asked to complete your personal profile. Then you can upload your résumé and start searching for jobs and internships. Don’t forget to regularly update your profile and resume!
Employers who use this site — and there are lots of them — can review your profile. So update your information at least every semester. If you’ve just completed an internship, been inducted into an honorary society, or had a great volunteer experience, be sure to add those to your resume!
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO UPLOAD YOUR RÉSUMÉ:
- Click on your name in the left navigation pane
- Select Documents in the upper right-hand corner
- Click on New Document
- Title and upload the document of your choosing and click create document. (If you want employers to be able to view your résumé, click the box to make it public.)
- The Center for Career and Professional Development must approve all resumes. You will receive notification once your résumé is approved.