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For alumni & VT F/S who want a Handshake student account for job search

All information below 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.

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

You graduated in 2015-2016 or after:

You HAVE a student / alumnus account. 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.