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For VT alumni and faculty/staff who want a Handshake student account for job search

To have a Handshake account for students or alumni, you must have a VT PID email address and password.

How to get an account depends on who you are.
Select:

You graduated in 2015-2016, or more recently:

A Handshake account exists for you; you may ask that it be REACTIVATED for JOB SEARCH.
Here's how:

  • Go to VT Handshake login and enter your VT PID and password.
  • Follow instructions to ask that your account be reactivated.
  • Your request will be reviewed within one week.
  • Please note that CPD advising is open to alumni within two years of graduation.
  • Alumni two years past graduation are welcome to use Handshake for job search, but not to schedule advising. Please see resources for alumni.

You graduated 2014-2015 or prior,
OR
You are a current VT faculty/staff member and NOT a VT student or past graduate:

You may REQUEST a student / alumnus account for JOB SEARCH.
Here's how:

  • Go to VT join Handshake.com/register.
    • When prompted for your email address, you must use your VT PID email address, as in PID@vt.edu.
    • If you do not use your correct PID email address, you will not be able to log in to Handshake.
  • Your request will be reviewed within one week.
  • Please note that CPD advising is not open to alumni who are two years past graduation; you are welcome to use Handshake for job search, but not to schedule advising. Please see resources for alumni.
  • If you have followed instructions, but are not able to access your Handshake account FOR JOB SEARCH, call us during office hours, usually M-F 8am-5pm.

After opening your account, if you need assistance using Handshake:

  • All information on this page is about having a Handshake account for students-alumni for job search.
  • If you wish to have a Handshake employer account, see information for employers.