Handshake for Students and Alumni

Use Handshake to:

  • Search for part-time jobs on and off campus, internships, and post-graduation career positions
  • Schedule career counseling and job search advising appointments
  • RSVP for career-related workshops and events
  • Research employers attending a Career Fair

Handshake Instructions

Alumni - How to Register for an Account

  1. Go to boisestate.joinhandshake.edu
  2. Click Sign Up for an Account at the bottom left side of the page
  3. Click the Student / Alumni button.
  4. Fill in your personal information and create a password.
    • Tip:  When asked to enter your email, use your .edu email address if you have one. If you are a recent alumnus, you may already have an account and can log in with your my.boisestate credentials. If not, use your personal email address.
    • Please read the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and check the box to agree to the terms of service before you click Submit.
  5. Next, you should see a screen asking you to confirm your registration.
    • To confirm your registration, click on the link that you received in your email.
    • Tip:  If you don’t find your confirmation email, please check your spam folderTo prevent future e-mails from being sent into your spam folder add handshake@notifications.joinhandshake.com to your contacts.
    • If you still have difficulty please contact Handshake at support@joinhandshake.com

Once you’ve confirmed your email address, you are registered as an alumnus and may log in at boisestate.joinhandshake.com with your email address and password to complete your Handshake profile!

Feel free to contact us at the Career Center with any questions you have: (208) 426-1747 or career@boisestate.edu

Privacy Statement

The Boise State University Career Center is committed to maintaining good privacy practices regarding electronic personal information for all our users. All data collected for our job listing/resume database and on-campus recruiting services are stored on Handshake servers. Information collected is used to provide and tailor services to our users. It is also used to construct aggregate reports that assist us in program planning.

The system for providing the job listing/resume database and the on-campus recruiting service may collect system information such as IP address and browser version. This system is provided by the Boise State University Career Center in partnership with Handshake. View the Handshake Privacy Policy here.

Collection and access to student information is governed by campus and federal policy under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well the Boise State University Information Technology Resource Use Policy. All of our users’ information is considered confidential and its use is restricted to Boise State University Career Center staff, on an as-needed basis.

Jobs posted by employers on Handshake may or may not be reviewed before posting. Site users are urged to validate job postings and use caution and common sense when applying. Do not disclose Social Security numbers, credit card information, or bank account numbers to unknown employers.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or privacy issues relating to Handshake, please contact us.

Fraudulent Job and Internship Posting Warning

In addition to the hundreds of great opportunities from legitimate employers listed on Handshake, we unfortunately see occasional fraudulent postings as well.

Despite our monitoring of incoming postings, it is important that students carefully review job postings for signs of fraud. If you are in doubt about an opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact the Career Center at 208-426-1747 or career@boisestate.edu.

Common Red Flags:

  • The business name is not easily identifiable and no clear business website is listed. Or, if there is a website, there is no substance to the content.
  • The email address of the ‘recruiter’ doesn’t point to a business website and/or is a Gmail, yahoo, aol, etc. address. Another indicator is if their email domain name doesn’t match the business they claim to be working for.
  • The employer offers to send a check to you to deposit into your own account. You are told to keep a percentage of it for your own pay but are then asked to withdraw cash, using it to pay for various items that they ship to ‘clients’. Or you are asked to immediately transfer funds from your account to the ‘employers’ business accounts. After the check clears (which can take a few days to a few weeks), they are discovered to be fraudulent.
  • The job is advertised as high-paying, no experience necessary, work your own hours, work at home and so on – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • The job duties described are vague and/or the language is poor and full of grammatical errors.
  • The job duties entail clerical work at home, typing, shipping packages, and personal assistant/shopping duties. Oftentimes the employer is out of the country and never actually interviews or meets you face-to-face.
  • The employer requires you to pay money or a ‘membership fee’ in order to access opportunities.

Resources:

  • If you have encountered a fraudulent posting, company or organization in Handshake, please contact the Career Center at 208-426-1747 or career@boisestate.edu so the posting can be investigated and appropriate action taken.
  • If you have been a victim of a scam, we encourage you to immediately contact the local police; the police are responsible for investigating these incidents regardless of whether the scam artist is local or in another state.
  • If you have sent money to a fraudulent employer, we encourage you to contact your bank and/or credit card company immediately.
  • If the incident occurred completely over the internet, you may also file an incident report with The United States Department of Justice (www.cybercrime.gov) and the Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov)

Accessibility

The Career Center is committed to providing equal access to all users and is working with vendors and partner organizations to improve our platforms. Should you encounter any challenges when using this tool, please contact us at 208-426-1747 or career@boisestate.edu and we will assist you.