Handshake Alumni Information

Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting SVSU alumni to top employers and career resources, and employers to top SVSU candidates. Whether you are looking for an internship, a part-time job or to land in your first destination, Handshake can help! And the more you use Handshake, the smarter it gets. As the system gets to know your professional needs, it can deliver more current and relevant content directly to your feed. Check back often, as new opportunities are constantly being added.

SVSU alums can access Handshake by logging in one of two ways: 1) if your SVSU credentials (Username and Password) are still active, you can access Handshake by clicking on the "Alumni (w/ active SVSU Email and Password)" login button below; 2) if you would like to use a non-SVSU email address to login to Handshake, please use this guide to assist you in obtaining access. 

Alumni (w/ active SVSU Email and Password) Login
Alumni (w/ non-SVSU Email and Password) Login
Handshake on the App Store (Apple devices)
Handshake on the Play Store (Android devices)

Handshake Profile Types

All undergraduate and graduate students who have registered for classes should have a Handshake profile linked to their student email. Log in to Handshake using your SVSU network credentials.

Cardinals for life! Alumni continue to have access to the power of Handshake. Recent graduates can access Handshake by logging in with their SVSU network credentials. Alumni who do not find an existing Handshake profile associated with their email can follow these instructions - Instructions for Alumni Access to Handshake (Non-SVSU Email Address) (1,282KB)   - to create a new Handshake profile.

Handshake FAQ

Handshake is a modern platform that is customized to suit your career needs.

  • Handshake will greatly expand the number of employers worldwide who post job and internship opportunities at SVSU.
  • Your feed will be filled with opportunities and events related to your major and interests.
  • You can set alerts for certain employers.
  • You’ll be able to register for events and interviews.

All of this can be done from your computer or the mobile app!

SVSUConnect is a place to find and apply for internship and employment opportunities shared by SVSU alumni, and to reach out to alumni for career-related advice and mentorship. Handshake is a career services platform designed to connect students and employers to each other, events, and opportunities.

Check this guide on how to identify a fraualent job. If you susepct a fraudalent job, contact

Change your password through SVSU Self-Service password reset. Need additional help? Contact or call 989-964-4954 Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm.


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