User Registration and Login

The SMWC Career Development Center has partnered with Handshake to provide a powerful, real-time platform for connecting students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers. Handshake’s cutting edge technology allows for a more personalized experience for those who take advantage of its features.

Students and alumni are able to utilize their Handshake accounts to make appointments, view job and internship postings, register for events, submit resumes and cover letters, and much more.

Employers can use Handshake to connect directly with students and alumni, post job and internship opportunities, identify qualified candidates, register for events, and advertise workshops and events, with additional options available.

Faculty and staff can obtain instructions for courtesy access to Handshake by sending an e-mail to career@smwc.edu.
Login to Handshake

FAQs for Students

How do I access Handshake?

  • Click the “Login” button on this page or go directly to https://smwc.joinhandshake.com
  • You will use your SMWC username and password
  • First time users will be asked to update your account information; once completed, click “Launch”
    (Psst – you also can download the Handshake Jobs & Careers student app)

What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?

Your basic profile information is brought over from the student information system, which is maintained by the Registrar’s Office. If you find an error, we recommend contacting the Registrar’s Office to ensure your information is corrected.

How do I request an appointment?

  • Top navigation panel, click “Career Center”
  • Select “Appointments”
  • Select “Schedule A New Appointment”
  • Select the option most appropriate to you:
    • “CAREER CENTER – campus, Woods Online”
    • “CAREER CENTER – grad programs”
    • “COUNSELING CENTER “
  • Select the appropriate reason for your appointment
  • Select an available day and time

How do I register for an event?

  • Top navigation panel, click “Events”
  • Select the event name or “View Event”
  • Select “+RSVP for Event” in upper right

How do I manage my notifications and/or unsubscribe from e-mails?

  • Top navigation panel, click your name on the far right
  • Select “Notifications”
  • Select “Edit Notification Preferences”
FAQs for Alumni

How do I access Handshake?

  • Click the “Login” button on this page or go directly to https://smwc.joinhandshake.com
  • First time users will use your SMWC username and student ID number
    (Psst – you also can download the Handshake Jobs & Careers app)

What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?

If you were not an active student at the time Handshake was launched at SMWC, your basic profile information was transferred over from the prior Career Development Center platform. If you find an error that you are unable to correct, please send an e-mail to career@smwc.edu outlining the error.

How do I request an appointment?

  • Top navigation panel, click “Career Center”
  • Select “Appointments”
  • Select “Schedule A New Appointment”
  • Select “CAREER CENTER – alumni”
  • Select the appropriate reason for your appointment
  • Select an available day and time

How do I register for an event?

  • Top navigation panel, click “Events”
  • Select the event name or “View Event”
  • Select “+RSVP for Event” in upper right

How do I manage my notifications and/or unsubscribe from e-mails?

  • Top navigation panel, click your name on the far right
  • Select “Notifications”
  • Select “Edit Notification Preferences”
FAQs for Employers

How do I access Handshake?

  • Click the “Login” button on this page or go directly to https://smwc.joinhandshake.com
  • Select “Sign up for an Account”
  • Select “Employer”
  • You will be guided through the process

How do I share information about my jobs and events with students?

Once posted, your information will be disseminated to all students and alumni who meet the criteria you have selected. Completing as many fields as possible will help users find your postings.

How do I register for an on-campus event?

  • Left navigation panel, click “Events”
  • Select the event name
  • Select “+RSVP for Event” in upper right

How do I manage my notifications and/or unsubscribe from e-mails?

  • Left navigation panel, click “My Profile”
  • Select the “Account” tab at the upper right side
  • Select “Notification Preferences”
  • Select “Edit Notification Preferences”
  • Modify your preferences