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Handshake is FSU’s primary job search board. With HANDSHAKE, students and alumni can apply to various job and internship opportunities both on and off-campus. Below you will find some helpful tips that can help with your sign up.

Why is HANDSHAKE so amazing for students and alumni?

  • Students and alumni will have access to hundreds of full-time & part-time jobs, volunteer positions, and internship opportunities.
  • Resumes, cover letters, and other documents can be uploaded directly your Handshake profile for an easy application process.
  • Students and alumni will be able to connect with employers across the U.S. and even worldwide.
  • Students and alumni can register for career fairs and other on-campus events using your Handshake profile
  • It’s free for all FSU students and alumni!


For Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

  • Visit https://framingham.joinhandshake.com/.
  • Select “Framingham State University” as your school.
  • Enter your Framingham State email address (@student.framingham.edu).
  • Handshake will direct you to a "Welcome" page. Select "Get Started."
  • Handshake will prompt you to check your email to verify your account.
  • Click the link in the verification email
  • You will be redirected to the Handshake website and prompted to create a 12-character password
  • Select "Next" and complete activation process
  • All On-Campus Student Employment is visible on your first (launch) page
  • Congrats - you’ve signed up for Handshake! Questions about signing up can be found here.
  • For additional questions email careerdevelopment@framingham.edu or call 508-626-4615
  • Please read student eligibility guidelines for on-campus employment.

For Alumni:


* We do not post residential child care, pod, or tutoring positions, please use community or professional services or an internet search for these services to assist you with your needs. 

  • Visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/employer_registrations/new to sign-up as an “Employer”.
  • Fill out the required fields.
  • Agree to the Handshake Employer guidelines. Please read through them, as they contain important information about posting jobs and networking with students.
  • Confirm your email address in your inbox. (If you do not receive the confirmation email, 1) check your spam folder, 2) contact your IT department to ensure Handshake emails are not being denied by your company's server, or 3) add handshake@m.joinhandshake.com to your address book).
  • Sign in with the email and password combination you created.
  • If you know your company is already in Handshake, search for it. Otherwise, click the BLUE button that says “Create New Company.”
  • Fill in relevant company information under “start your company profile”. Be as detailed as possible, as students will want to know as much as they can about your company.
  • After your company is created, search for “Framingham State” and click the plus sign to connect with our page.
  • If you have any questions, visit Handshake’s Help Center for more information and how-to guides.
  • For all political postings for internships, fellowships, and other opportunities that are political in nature and posted on the Handshake site are for student informational purposes and should not be considered an endorsement of any political party, candidate, or special interest group. All internships should be approved by your academic department.

For FSU Employers (On-Campus):

  • Visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/employer_registrations/new and sign up as an  “Employer”
  • Important: Even though you are an on-campus employeryou will still click “create new company”. Later in the sign-up process, you will be able to connect with Framingham State.
  • The name of “your company” should always be Framingham State University + the name of your department at FSU (example: “Framingham State University Career Development”).
  • The name of “your job listing” should always be Framingham State University + the name of your department at FSU + the job title (example: “Framingham State University Career Development Office Assistant - Federal Work Study Applicants Only”).
  • If you have any questions, visit Handshake’s Help Center for more information and how-to guides. 
  • If you would like to recruit at additional universities in the region, state, or nationally you can through Handshake. Please follow this link for step by step instructions.
  • Please read student eligibility guidelines for on-campus employment

For all employers:

If you accidentally added the wrong company and need to go back and add the right one, here is a link to Handshake’s Help Guide which can help explain this. If you are still having difficulties, please visit the Handshake Help Center for training videos, helpful guides, or to submit a help ticket for Handshake to help on their end.

Quick Links and Help Guides

FSU Handshake Student User Acknowledgement

FSU Handshake is a career development system for Framingham State University students and alumni that can be used for seeking employment. All users of FSU Handshake agree to:

  • Provide accurate information about their qualifications, work authorization, and educational background in FSU Handshake, including in their online profile, resume, and any supplemental job-search documents they upload to the system.
  • Understand that furnishing false information is a violation of conduct standards and may result in being blocked from using FSU Handshake.
  • Refrain from posting material that is inappropriate for professional settings in the system.
  • Keep their login credentials confidential and notify the Career Development office immediately of any unauthorized use of their FSU Handshake account.
  • Authorize the Career Development office to release their resume to employers via FSU Handshake when they have opted to publicly display their profile and actively submitted their resume to an application process.

STUDENTS/ALUMNI please ensure that if you do not want to share information with employers MAKE your profile PRIVATE.

If you choose to make your profile public, depending on the contents of your profile and uploaded documents, your personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, GPA and most recent previous educational institution attended may be shared with employers.  

FSU’s Handshake Disclaimer: Fraudulent Postings

The Career Development office monitors FSU Handshake employers and job postings, but cannot screen deeply every individual employer or job posting due to the large volume of postings. The Career Development office, its staff, the FSU System, and the state of Massachusetts assume no liability for the accuracy of information provided in job listings and do not represent or act on behalf of the hiring authority. Users are urged to validate job postings and use caution when applying.  

Please read our information regarding how to avoid job scams and fraudulent postings.  

Students who believe an employer has misrepresented themselves or their organization, violated non-discrimination or harassment laws, posted an illegally/unethically structured position, or generally not complied with Career Development employer policies should contact Career Development at careerdevelopment@framingham.edu to initiate an investigation.