A Note to Incoming Students About Handshake

We’ve been hearing a lot from incoming Penn students – undergrads, grad students, and transfer students alike! We share your enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting and working with you in the fall!

Incoming students served by our office will automatically receive a Handshake account at the start of their first semester, at which time you can start taking advantage of all we have to offer – appointments, workshops, the job board, career fairs, and more! (Students in online degree programs get access to the job board only and are otherwise served directly by their program.)

We are unable to grant access or make appointments with you before that time. However, you are free to use the many resources found on our website! Please note that trying to create a Handshake account now may delay your access at the start of the semester.

Whether we will meet in person or virtually this fall, we can’t wait to get to know you!

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Associate Director, Communications & Technology