We recently transitioned to a new online system called Handshake from Beaver Careers - Cascades. 

We understand that learning a new system and creating a new profile can be frustrating for students. Please trust us that Handshake is a much more modern system that is better streamlined and easier to use. And, because Handshake is networked with hundreds of schools and employers across the country, you're getting access to more (and better) opportunities than ever before. See the FAQs below to help you in developing your Handshake profile and searching and applying for jobs and internships. 

To get started, go to career.oregonstate.edu/handshake and login with your ONID username.

Common Questions:

  1. How do I create a profile?
    • Building your profile is pretty straight forward and very similar to creating a LinkedIn profile. Default sections are already built into the profile for you to add your academic and professional experiences. Any section that you leave blank, will not be visible to employers.
    • You can edit any section by clicking on the small pencil icon on the right-hand side, or by clicking on the plus sign (+) at the top of a section.
    • Upload a professional profile image, and if you like, a simple background image.
    • Edit the Education section to change any major information or to hide your GPA from employers.
    • Add Work Experience and Organizations/Extracurriculars with descriptions underneath highlighting relevant and transferable skills, much like you would on your resume.
    • Add Courses, Projects and Skills that are relevant to the field/industry that you are applying for.
    • You may also include a short bio, public documents (such as a resume) and links to your social media (if appropriate).
    • Once you have added sections to your profile, you have the ability to make your profile public for employers to view and search by selecting 'Make Profile Public' in the first box of the right-hand column.
  2. How do I add/upload a document (resume, cover letter, transcript, etc.)?
    • You can upload new documents in three ways:
    1. Click on your name on the top navigation bar, then click on 'Documents' and 'Select from Computer'.
    2. Upload documents as you apply for positions. When you find a job you are interested in, click 'Apply' and the 'Browse' and 'Upload' the documents that you will need for each application.
    3. Click on your name on the top navigation bar, then click 'My Profile' and select 'Upload' underneath 'Documents' on the right-hand side (about half-way down)
  • You can upload as many documents as you like, however, you will need to designate one resume (we recommend that it is as generic as possible) for employers to view if you are making your resume searchable/viewable by employers.
  • Any label that you give the documents is for your reference only. The employer will not see the title of your document, they will only see 'Resume', 'Cover Letter' or 'Transcript' next to your name/account.
  • To obtain an official electronic transcript, login to your MyOSU to request and pay (a small fee) for a transcript that you can easily upload into the system. To upload an unofficial transcript, you can download your information from MyDegrees, save as a PDF and upload.
  1. How do I find/apply for jobs and internships?
    • Click on 'Jobs' on the top navigation bar and use the left-hand filters to search for opportunities that match your interests.
    • When you find jobs you are interested in, you can 'Favorite' positions to easily find them later on or click 'Apply Now'.
    • After you click 'Apply Now' you will be asked to select or upload the documents that you will need to apply.
  2. How do I save a job/internship search?
    • After you enter your desired search filters, click 'Save these filters' on the top of the jobs list
    • You can easily access your saved filters by clicking 'My Saved Filters' on the top fo the jobs list
  3. How do I schedule an appointment?
    • Click on 'Career Center' on the top navigation bar and select 'Appointments'
    • Click on 'Schedule New Appointment'
    • Select 'Cascades Career Consultation' then either 'Major & Career Exploration, Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing, etc.' or 'Internship & Employment Search'