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We are excited to announce we are now using Handshake to connect students and employers, and more!
Handshake has replaced Hokies4Hire.

  • All VT students have a Handshake account. There is no need to request one. 
  • Use your VT PID and password to login to Handshake. Image of login screen is shown.
  • In Handshake, complete your profile. Search for internships and jobs. Watch for events. Explore the features.
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THIS IS AN IMAGE OF THE LOGIN, NOT THE REAL THING. YOU CAN CLICK THIS IMAGE TO GO TO THE REAL LOGIN.
  • You must have a VT PID and password. If you need help with this, see: Help for alumni regarding your VT PID and password.
  • If you graduated in 2015-2016, or 2016-2017: 
    • You have an account. 
    • Go to VT Handshake Log In and enter your VT PID and password. 
    • You'll see same login screen as current students, shown in the student account information above. 
    • Follow instructions to request that your account be reactivated.
  • If you graduated prior to 2015-2016: 
    • Go to VT join Handshake and click "Sign up for an Account."
      [In red oval on the screen capture below.] 
    • From there, follow instructions. 
    • When prompted for your email address, you must use your VT PID email address, as in PID@vt.edu. Failure to use your correct PID email address will mean you won't be able to log in to Handshake. 
  • Your request will be reviewed within approximately two business days.
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IMAGE OF "Sign up for an Account" screen. On the real screen, there's no red oval. ;-)
Handshake what kind of account do you want
IMAGE OF SCREEN WHERE YOU CHOOSE ACCOUNT TYPE: "STUDENT / ALUMNI."

Make sure you get Handshake emails. Add these to your contact list:

  • handshake@m.joinhandshake.com
  • handshake@notifications.joinhandshake.com

In Handshake, if you need help:

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  • Click on your initials/name, top right.
  • Select "Help" on the dropdown menu.

If you have followed instructions, but are not able to access your Handshake account, call us during business hours, usually M-F 8am-5pm: 540-231-6241.

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IMAGE OF SCREEN SHOWING DROPDOWN MENU WITH HELP.