Handshake for Student Employees

By Victoria Lubas | July 16, 2019

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A New Application for Managing Student Employment

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, in collaboration with the career centers in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, has launched Handshake — an intuitive, mobile-friendly platform that connects students and employers. This replaces NYU CareerNet as the site where external and on-campus employers post opportunities for students.

For employers, Handshake offers easy steps to post positions and create events, as well as the ability to track candidates in the system and run reports. For students, Handshake streamlines CareerNet’s job search features by providing personalized employment recommendations based on a student’s major, interests, and network. In a style similar to LinkedIn, Handshake provides personalized-to-NYU employment information in an easy-to-use and familiar interface. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators can all log in through NYU Home or download the app.

NYU CareerNet Goes Offline on July 31, 2019

In order to complete the transition to Handshake, NYU CareerNet will be closing down at the end of July. NYU CareerNet data will not be migrated to Handshake and will no longer be accessible after July 31, 2019. It is very important for users to download and save materials and information, such as job descriptions, to avoid losing this data. Students will also lose access to CareerNet at the end of July, at which point any documents that are not backed up will be lost. Be sure to download any important personal career documents that are saved to CareerNet — such as resumes, cover letters, and writing samples — before the shutdown.

In addition, any vacant student employee positions, both new and existing, must be posted to Handshake. For information on how to post a job to Handshake, see Wasserman’s Guide and Instructions (Google Doc). To post off-campus jobs for students, such as babysitting, you will need to create an employer account using a non-NYU email address.

If you have any questions, see the Handshake – Supervisor Support & FAQs (Google Doc), or send an email to handshake@nyu.edu.